HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – (November 10, 2014) – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced the donation of the
largest single gift to the new Huntington Beach Senior Center in the Park.
The cornerstone gift of $3.775 million, being made through the Hoag Community
Benefit program, will help fund the construction of the 37,500-square
foot building as well as ensure the sustainability of vital programming
at the center.
“At Hoag, we believe in making world-class health care more accessible
to more people,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and
CEO. “In March, we opened the expanded Hoag Health Center –
Huntington Beach, which is home to some of the best Hoag Medical Group
primary care physicians, as well as some of the finest specialists and
state-of-the-art equipment. This gift is just the latest example of Hoag’s
continued commitment to the residents of Huntington Beach.”
Roughly $2 million of the gift will fund capital costs to ensure the long-awaited
senior center becomes a reality. The rest will help fund and support the
sustainability of such critical programs as:
- Free clinical assessments and health education.
- The Surf City Seniors on the Go program, a vital transportation service
which provides more than 200 one-way trips a day for seniors who need
assistance accessing medical care and senior services.
- Home Delivered Meals program, which serves approximately 140 frail and
homebound seniors providing 3 meals a day, 5 days a week, as well as providing
nutritional supplements, grocery gift cards and other resources for at-risk,
nutritionally compromised older adults in Huntington Beach.
- Staffing for Project Self Sufficiency, which assists low-income, single
parents in Huntington Beach to become economically self-sufficient through
education and personal development, child care reimbursement, emergency
housing, scholarships and other services.
The new center will be built in the 343-acre Huntington Central Park and
will replace the Michael E. Rodgers Seniors’ Center on Orange Street.
“We have been eagerly anticipating the development of the new Senior
Center in the Park, as we know the seniors in this community deserve the
best facility we can provide,” said Janeen Laudenback, director
of community services for Huntington Beach. “Hoag has given this
community an immeasurable gift as our partner in providing a vibrant,
community-focused place for seniors that will give them the resources
to stay active, healthy and independent for generations to come.”
“There is so much more to a healthy community than being a health
care provider that heals the sick. It is about improving the general welfare
of the community,” said Gwyn Parry, M.D., director of the department
of community health and community benefit programs at Hoag. “This
center embodies our mission to bring health and wellness into the community
to an important senior population that truly needs it.”
ABOUT HOAG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PRESBYTERIAN
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery
network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 24,000 inpatients
and 362,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals,
six health centers, and six urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport
Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine,
which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend
of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized
services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences,
women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate,
Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with
St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange
County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named
one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report
Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange
County’s most preferred hospital for the past 18 consecutive years
and, for an unprecedented 19 years, residents of Orange County have chosen
Hoag as one of the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey.
Visit www.hoag.org for more information.