VAN NUYS, Calif. –Valley Presbyterian Hospital has received a generous commitment
from David and Jean Fleming to match donations up to $50,000 to complete
the hospital’s Emergency Department renovation. For years, the hospital
has faced a growing challenge to treat twice as many patients as the facility
was designed to accommodate. The renovation is underway to expand capacity,
upgrade infrastructure and improve patient comfort.
The renovation will include adding 14,505 square feet of space that will
accommodate 10 more treatment beds, enabling physicians to treat more
patients with greater effectiveness. At an average rate of 4-5 patients
per day, per bed, that’s up to 50 additional patients per day and
more than 18,000 over the course of a year.
David W. Fleming, senior advisor to California State Senator Robert Hertzberg,
and former speaker of the California Assembly, helped lead the
Gateway to a Healthy Future campaign as Co-Chairman of the campaign to raise 20% of the total renovation budget.
“We can’t do it alone,” said David Fleming, Chairman
Emeritus of the Valley Presbyterian Hospital Board of Directors. “We’re
grateful for support from business leaders and philanthropists to help
us make a difference in our community and double the impact through this
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is one of the largest independent, nonprofit
community hospitals in the San Fernando Valley, with the vast majority
of its patients relying on Medi-Cal, and one third of the children it
treats living below the poverty line. With over 20% of uninsured residents
in the hospital’s service area, the Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Foundation is dedicated to supporting the hospital through private donations
and philanthropic partnerships.
The matching gift is tax-deductible. For more information about how your
contribution can be matched dollar for dollar, please visit
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 60 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute-care
hospitals in the region and continues to provide patient-centered care
for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.
Contact: Tori McNees, CFRE
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation