Mattel, Inc. announced a $50 million gift to UCLA Health that will fund an expansion of the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and help establish a world-class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children’s health. A committed partner for more than 20 years, Mattel has provided more than $80 million to UCLA in support of the university and health-care system.
This donation from Mattel—the largest ever made to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital—enables the hospital to build a “kids-only” system of care, ensuring the child’s experience remains the No. 1 focus through facilities designed with patients and families in mind. In addition, the gift will help the hospital continually improve care and outcomes, ensure that all staff is specialized in treating children and better integrate play and health during treatment to comfort children when they need it most.