Donation Will Fund Burn Survivor Recovery & Support Programs
CALABASAS, CA, May 13, 2014— The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation announced a $115,000 grant for burn survivors receiving treatment at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. The Foundation’s gift was made through Firefighter’s Quest for Burn Survivors, an independent non-profit organization, and earmarked for a variety of burn survivor recovery and support programs at the Grossman Burn Center. The grant was formalized at a check-signing ceremony attended by Foundation Board Members Lon Morton, Rocky Morton and Beverly Gilmore. Douglas Long, West Hills Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, represented the Grossman Burn Center at the ceremony.
Lon Morton commented, “Through this grant we are seeking to do more than simply help the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital give burn survivors their lives back—we are investing in the legacy our founder, Dr. Richard Grossman. The programs we are supporting serve as a reminder for us all that his presence continues to be felt, and his work goes on.”
Left to right: Elaine Rojas, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors; Beverly Gilmore and Lon Morton, Dr Richard Community Foundation; Doug Long, CEO West Hills Hospital.
The Foundation’s gift will support the Grossman Burn Center’s direct patient assistance efforts, help fund its annual Family Camp and provide temporary housing for families of burn survivors receiving treatment at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center.
Douglas Long added, “I extend my sincere thanks and profound appreciation to the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation for this generous and important donation. The Grossman Burn Center does not just treat patients—it heals them, and the programs this grant will fund are a critically important part of the healing process.”
Today’s donation to West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center is the Foundation’s second grant since its formation in December 2013. In February, the Foundation donated $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to fund an after-school homework assistance program. Foundation Board Members currently are evaluating several additional local non-profit organizations for potential community grants.
The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation invests in local community groups and resources in communities throughout the greater Conejo Valley area. Dr. Richard Grossman, for whom the Foundation is named, was an internationally renowned burn surgeon and the founder of the Grossman Burn Center. The Foundation was created in December 2013 as the successor in interest to the former Circle of Care Burn Foundation. For more information, please visit: http://drgcf.org/
Serving the San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years, West Hills Hospital offers the full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. Home to the renowned Grossman Burn Center, West Hills Hospital provides quality care that is close to home. For more information visit us online at WestHillsHospital.com.
Firefighter’s Quest for Burn Survivors is managed by firefighters and civilians for the benefit of persons impacted by burn injuries. For more information visit www.firefightersquest.org.