Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Leichtag Family Foundation donated $10 million to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas for the construction of a 60,000-square-foot critical care building, it was announced today.
The donation is the largest in the hospital's 45-year history.
"There is no greater gift than to save a life, and through the generosity of Lee and Toni Leichtag and the Leichtag Family Foundation, they will help us save more lives every day," said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health's chief executive officer.
The two-story critical care building will feature a 27-station emergency department, doubling the hospital's current capacity.
The project is part of a previously announced $200 million expansion of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.