Scripps Health receives $25 million for innovative new care center
October 02, 2012
Thanks to a generous $25 million donation from Jack and Eileen Anderson in memory of their late son, John, Scripps Health will have additional funds for new construction on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus for a 175,000 square-foot facility clinic that will offer innovative care.
"We felt this donation would be an appropriate way to pay tribute to our son John and give others the opportunity to benefit from the medical expertise that our family has trusted over the past three decades," said Jack Anderson. "John had a lot of things in common with Scripps - he was very smart, innovative and could fix just about anything."
The couple, who have been longtime supporters of Scripps, decided to fund this new building as a tribute to their son John, who passed away from cancer in 2004. The clinic is being named in his honor.
When it's completed by the expected start date in 2016, the facility will have spaces designated to specialties, including nephrology, neurology, cardiology, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
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