Loma Linda University Medical Center will undergo a major expansion.
Two buildings will be constructed, one for adults and one for children, at a cost of a about $1.2 billion, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise.
The adult tower will have 276 beds, 96 of which will be used for intensive care.
The children’s building will have 100 beds which, combined with the medical center’s existing facilities, will total 359 beds for children’s care. One hundred of those beds will be available for neonatal intensive care, making it one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States, according to the report.
Currently, the medical center has 371 adult beds and 348 beds for children, but some of those will be removed because of the expansion.
During an on-campus ceremony Tuesday attended by more than 1,000 people, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hart announced that Dennis and Carol Troesh of Riverside had donated $100 million to help pay for the expansion.
Dennis Troesh is the founder of Robertson’s Ready Mix, which produces concrete and construction aggregates for products throughout Southern California. The Troesh’s donation is one of the largest ever made in California in the healthcare field by a private party, according to the report.