Radin Foundation pledges $1 million toward Clovis expansion
With Clovis Community Medical Center’s October announcement to move forward with a four-year, $285 million expansion and renovation, a longtime Community Medical Centers supporter stepped up to help complete the vision.
The Radin Foundation pledged $1 million to support expansion of Clovis Community’s emergency department (ED). The ED will grow from 13 to 38 stations and will have two resuscitation rooms. The growth is designed to accommodate a projected 50,000 patient visits annually.
|Marc and Marjorie Radin founded the Radin Foundation in 1971. The foundation has been a longtime supporter of Community Medical Centers.|
“We’re excited about Clovis Community’s vision to bring more world-class health care amenities to our Valley, and thankful we’re in a position to help make that vision a reality,” said Jason Liao, executive director of the Radin Foundation. “It’s great to see a gift make such a large impact on so many people, and that’s what this one will do once the expansion is complete.”
The ED additions make up just a portion of Clovis Community’s expansion plans. The massive construction project also will increase the hospital’s 109 inpatient beds to 205 private beds, increase intensive-care beds from 7 to 24 and expand the number of operating rooms from 4 to 11.
Upon completion in fall 2013, Clovis Community will be the first comprehensive, full-service hospital in the region to have all private rooms, nearly tripling in size to 739,000 square feet.
Clovis Community’s service area is projected to see a population increase of 15,000 within the next five years and a 43% increase in overall growth in the next 20 years.
|A rendering shows an exterior view of what the expanded Clovis Community emergency department will look like.|
“This investment by Community clearly demonstrates the health care system’s long-term dedication to bringing top-notch physicians and technology to patients in one of the Central Valley’s fastest growing regions,” said Craig Castro, Clovis Community’s chief executive officer. “And this additional lead gift by the Radin Foundation demonstrates their ongoing commitment to touching the lives of so many Valley residents.”
While the nonprofit Community Medical Centers has secured financing to cover most of the project’s cost and ensure groundbreaking, private gifts such as this one from the Radin Foundation will be needed to complete the vision. The Radin Foundation, under the direction of Les Findley and Liao, was founded by the late Marc and Marjorie Radin in 1971 and has been a longtime benefactor of Community.
“After decades of giving, the Radin Foundation has again stepped up to answer a big need in the region. We couldn’t deliver such a high level of care at Community without such generous people,” said Rob Saroyan, vice president for Community Medical Foundation. “The Radin Foundation will inspire others to join their lead gift and the campaign for Clovis Community Medical Center.”
Earlier this decade, the Radin Foundation made two separate $1 million gifts to name the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center at Clovis Community, and also gifted $1 million in support of Community Regional Medical Center’s da Vinci robotic surgery system. The family also has supported other areas of cancer care, endoscopy, cardiology and urology at Community.
The Radin Breast Care Center was also recently expanded, and is unique in its team approach to treatment with a team of physician specialists who work together on behalf of each patient diagnosed with a breast condition. This team concept speeds up the process from evaluation to treatment by offering a single appointment in one location with specialists in radiology, oncology, pathology, surgery and nursing.
The expansion projects are part of Community’s 10-year growth plan, and the 25- to 30-year growth plan calls for even more additions. Clovis Community will remain fully operational during construction, and has added free valet parking for patient convenience.
This story was reported by Eddie Hughes. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.