Torrance Memorial Medical Center in California has announced a $22 million gift from Priscilla Hunt and her late husband, Donald G. Hunt.
The gift will help fund renovation of the North Patient Tower and support initiatives at the hospital's Hunt Cancer Treatment Center. When completed, the tower — which will be renamed in the Hunts' honor — will feature upgraded technologies, new postpartum mother baby, pediatric, and Level III neonatal intensive care (NICU) units, an eight-bed medical-surgical unit, and a forty-bed transitional care unit. The gift also includes support for the hospital's TrueBeam technology, a linear accelerator that targets tumors while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
The latest gift from the Hunts boosts their support for Torrance Memorial to $34 million. Donald Hunt received care at the hospital before he died in 2016 at the age of 96.
"As one of ten children, I learned the importance and grace of sharing," said Priscilla Hunt. "We had one doll, whose eyes opened and closed, and we shared that single doll. I haven't forgotten those lessons and pass them along to my children and grandchildren....Sharing our good fortune so others receive the wonderful care [that] Torrance Memorial has provided our family was as natural as sharing that single doll in my youth."