Mattel Pledges $50 Million to UCLA Children's Hospital

Mattel Pledges $50 Million to UCLA Children's Hospital

The University of California has announced a $50 million commitment from Mattel for an expansion of  UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

The largest gift ever to UCLA Mattel will enable the hospital to build a "kids-only" system of care focused on the needs of pediatric patients and their families; work to improve patient care and outcomes; ensure that all staff has special training in treating children; and better integrate play and health during treatment to comfort children when they need it most.

The commitment brings to $80 million Mattel's total support for UCLA and UCLA Health. The gift is part of the $4.2 billion UCLA Centennial Campaign, which is scheduled to conclude in December 2019.

"By combining the resources and expertise of two of Los Angeles' leaders in children's health and wellness, we are ensuring world-class care to the neediest in our community," said UCLA chancellor Gene Block. "This partnership extends our impact far beyond what either of us could achieve on our own, and together, UCLA and Mattel will build on our commitment to establish the best children's hospital in the world."

"Mattel Commits $50 Million to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital." University of California Press Release 03/13/2017.