Nearly $300,000 In Contributions From California Community Foundation
LOS ANGELES, November 20, 2012 - The Board of the California Community Foundation (CCF) designated nearly $300,000 in funding for Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH). The distributions, from 21 of the CCF's donor-restricted funds, are designated for general support and the provision of medical care to children and those in need.
Mickie Faris, LAOH Vice President of Advancement, and Hilary Norton, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, welcomed Rosemary Veniegas, Ph.D., Program Officer, Health Care, and Denise Tom, Program Manager, Health Care, to the downtown Los Angeles campus the week before Thanksgiving, and received the checks on behalf of LAOH.
"This gift starts the holiday season off with good cheer at LAOH!" noted Faris, "It is particularly meaningful because our institutions share a mission, a passion, and a commitment to help our community - and that assistance is needed now more than ever for the children and families we serve every day."
"The California Community Foundation joins with Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital in expressing gratitude to the donors who made this gift possible," said Veniegas. "The funding will support the hospital in fulfilling its mission to provide services for children regardless of ability to pay.” CCF places special emphasis on issues and projects that are poised to transform everyday life in Los Angeles and beyond, fostering excellence through grants to deserving institutions. CCF's grantmaking transforms its donors' compassion and generosity into philanthropy that is both meaningful and impactful, helping improve the lives of countless residents throughout Los Angeles County – and, in the process, helping strengthen the entire nonprofit sector in the region.
With more than a century of experience in delivering high-quality care to a population as diverse as it is in-need, in our immediate community and globally through the International Children’s Program, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) is a leader in the field of orthopaedic medicine. With clinical services focused principally on providing outstanding care to children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay, LAOH is driven by the chance to make a difference, particularly in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to quality medical care.
President and CEO, Anthony A. Scaduto, MD, adds, “We’re very pleased to receive these contributions from donors who selected Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital as the recipient for their philanthropic interests. Because LAOH is uniquely positioned to provide both access to and excellence in care for everything from the simple elbow fracture to complex congenital conditions, their support will go a long way.”
About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital:
For over a century and two million children served, the mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) has been to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research – and through the support of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation – to provide care for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
In partnership with UCLA Health System and jointly funded by LAOH and UCLA the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, located on the UCLA Westwood campus, was constructed in 2007 and the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital opened in January 2012. With treatment and research locations in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico, California, LAOH is uniquely positioned as a leader in treating the full spectrum of orthopaedic needs. For more information about LAOH, visit: http://www.ortho-insitute.org/ or www.facebook.com/OrthoHospital