Seaver Trust Donates $12.1 Million to Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles — May 7, 2009: President and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital Andrew B. Leeka announced a benefaction of $12.1 million from the Frank R. Seaver Trust toward the construction of a state-of-the-art medical, outpatient and ambulatory surgery center. This is the largest single contribution toward the much-needed medical facility in the burgeoning downtown area of Los Angeles, which has had a population growth of 20 percent between 2005 and 2007.
“We are very grateful to the Frank R. Seaver Trust for this major gift toward the construction of the Ambulatory Surgery Center located in our planned Good Samaritan Medical Plaza and Outpatient Pavilion,” said Mr. Leeka. “This contribution will have a significant effect on the health and wellbeing of our community, not only today, but for generations to come. The generosity of the Trust and the continued support of the Seaver family allows us to continue to be innovative, cost-efficient and state-of-the-art; the dividends of which are more personalized care, enhanced teaching capabilities and unsurpassed outpatient experiences for our staff, doctors and, most of all, our patients.”
“Good Samaritan Hospital has been and continues to be a vital institution for Los Angeles and for generations of the Seaver family,” said Victoria Seaver Dean, president of the Seaver Institute and Trustee of the Frank R. Seaver Trust. “It is an exciting time to be investing in the hospital and in Los Angeles. The new Ambulatory Surgery Center will provide important additional services to the downtown and surrounding communities. It is an honor to have the name of Frank R. Seaver, who was generous to many Southern California institutions, affiliated with Good Sam’s tradition of superior and innovative care.”
The Good Samaritan Medical Plaza and Outpatient Pavilion that will include the Frank R. Seaver Ambulatory Surgery Center will serve an increasing population of younger, educated and affluent residents.