Children's Hospital of Orange County receives $5 million for new emergency department
September 17, 2012
The Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), which has previously been named one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, is improving its offerings with a new pediatric emergency department. The hospital recently announced that it will name the department in honor of a $5 million gift from Julia and George Argyros.
This is the second gift the couple has made toward CHOC's efforts to build a new 425,000 square-foot tower that will boast imaging, pathology and laboratory services as well as cutting-edge operating rooms. Each of these will contain a separate facility that accommodates children's unique care needs.
In 2009, Julia and George Argyros provided the hospital with a $1 million leadership gift to kick off a fundraising campaign, which has since brought in $120 million including the couple's recent contribution.
"We are grateful to Julia and George Argyros for this transformational investment in pediatric healthcare. This timeless gift will create a lasting legacy for generations to come at CHOC … as together we move forward world-class pediatric healthcare in Orange County and throughout the globe," said Graig Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children's Foundation.
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