WEST HILLS, CA, NOVEMBER 2015 – In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Burn survivors and their family members who are being treated at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center will receive another generous gift from The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation. A $100,000 grant awarded by the Foundation to the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center Auxiliary will support survivor patient assistance efforts and help fund an annual Family Camp. The money will also go toward providing temporary housing for families of burn survivors receiving treatment at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital.
“I extend my sincere thanks and profound appreciation to the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation for this generous and important donation,” said Douglas Long, President and CEO of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. “Burn injury recovery extends beyond the hospital stay - the programs this grant will fund are a critically important part of the healing process.”
“This grant furthers the legacy of Dr. A. Richard Grossman whose namesake organization is a source of local success within its community, as well as a symbol of global leadership and civic activism. From enabling burn survivors to heal – physically and emotionally – to empowering students to pursue a college education, and uphold the principles of honor, decency, leadership and philanthropy, the achievements of one man – this beloved husband, father and grandfather – inspire others to do likewise. That is the living memorial to Dr. Grossman,” says Kris Postil, Board Member of The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center’s Auxiliary is a non-commercial, non-sectarian, non-partisan volunteer organization whose purpose is to render service to the hospital and the community through activities to further charitable and educational programs.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers the full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. Serving the community for more than 50 years, West Hills Hospital is ranked among the top centers for heart attack treatment response and is the first accredited Chest Pain Center in LA County. Recognized as an Advanced Stroke Center as designated by the Joint Commission, West Hills Hospital provides quality care that is close to home for many in the West Valley. For more information visit us online at WestHillsHospital.com.
The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation, headquartered in Calabasas, California, invests in local community groups and resources in communities where its funds will have the greatest impact. Requests for funding will be by invitation only, and all grants will be carefully monitored for efficacy. The Foundation made its first grant to the Boys and Girls Club of the Conejo Valley in February 2014. For more information, please visit: http://drgcf.org/