The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, formerly the Heart
& Vascular Institute but renamed in honor of the late donor, who gave
the largest gift to Hoag Hospital to date, was unveiled during a celebration
In October, Hoag Hospital Foundation announced the estate gift of $53
million from the late Jeffrey Carlton.
The first $15 million will be spent "to advance care and ensure Hoag's
continued status as a leader in innovative cardiovascular diagnosis and
treatment," Hoag President and Chief Executive Robert Braithwaite
said in a news release.
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Endowed Fund for Cardiac Non-Invasive Imaging and
Heart Valve Care was also announced during the event Tuesday, according
to the release.
Carlton served as the chairman and chief executive of Press Forge in Paramount
until his death Sept. 24, 2012.
"Jeff was very caring about the people around him, and he would be
very pleased to know that his gift to Hoag is going to touch the lives
of so many in such a positive way," Press Forge President Mike Buxton
said in the release.