Kennedy Krieger's Marcus Institute Transitioned to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

August 8, 2008
After 10 Years of Growth Under Kennedy Krieger's Leadership and National Model, Marcus Institute Poised to Assume Local Parent

(Baltimore, MD) - Today, Kennedy Krieger Institute is officially transitioning ownership of The Marcus Institute to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). With a number of significant milestones achieved during the last decade of Kennedy Krieger's leadership, The Marcus Institute is in a prime position to continue its growth under the direction of a local parent organization and with a new name - the Marcus Autism Center.

For the last decade, Kennedy Krieger has grown Atlanta's Marcus Institute from a fledgling organization to one of the leading developmental disability organizations in the state of Georgia. Notably, the Baltimore-based parent organization erected an 80,000 square foot treatment facility in Northeast Atlanta (1920 Briarcliff Road, NE), which now serves as The Marcus Institute's physical headquarters.

"Bernie Marcus recognized the need to create The Marcus Institute and offer Kennedy Krieger the opportunity to grow it into a successful organization with a mission closely aligned with our own," said Gary Goldstein, M.D., President & CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute. "We are very pleased that the strength of The Marcus Institute today makes it a viable partner for CHOA and look forward to working with them."

About the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 13,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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