San Antonio Children's Hospital receives largest ever donation
April 30, 2013
Children's hospitals seem to be common recipients of donations, with individuals and companies looking for a way to fund research, renovations and provide sick kids with a better quality of life while they're in medical centers.
According to My San Antonio, the Goldsbury Foundation recently made a donation of $20 million to the San Antonio Children's Hospital. The funds, which will be given over the next five years, will be put toward renovations planned for the healthcare facility. Specifically, the money will be directed to the construction of a new entrance and lobby.
"We believe mission, rather than margin, means you end up taking care of the most important thing, and that is our children," Goldsbury Foundation executive director Suzanne Feldmann told the news source. "We think it makes a lot of sense to take a facility that exists and repurpose it to be a first-class, Tier 1 children's hospital."
This represents the largest donation ever made to a facility that is part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System, which has been present in Texas since 1869.
This will help with some of the costs of the ongoing construction projects at the hospital. According to a separate My SA article, a new children's hospital location will open in 2016 and will contain 200 additional beds, meaning that more children in the area will get effective medical care.
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