Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation Awards $4 Million for Heart Center

Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation Awards $4 Million for Heart Center

The Straub Medical Center in Honolulu has announced a $4 million gift from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation in support of critical health care needs in Hawai'i.

The largest gift ever received by the Straub Foundation and Foundations of Hawaii Pacific Health will fund the renovation and expansion of two catheterization surgical suites. The project is part of a larger $24 million renovation of Straub's Heart Center.

"This generous donation by the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation is an investment in the health and well-being of generations of families in Hawai'i," said Art Gladstone, chief executive officer of Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. "We are so thankful for this gift and truly understand the impact the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation has on improving and supporting Hawai'i for the greater good of our community. This funding will allow Straub to continue to provide state-of-the-art care in the islands for heart patients now and long into the future."

"We are pleased to provide the lead grant in this important project for Straub Medical Center," said Ching Foundation board chair Jack Tsui. "Among Mr. Ching's visions were to provide for the needy, sick, and aged in Hawai'i. Expanding Straub’s Heart Center is a significant step in this direction."