Children's Hospital Los Angeles dedicates new center to philanthropists who gave $50 million

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles today announced the name of its new building on Sunset Boulevard. It’s dedicated to two longtime supporters and major donors. The new facility will open in a couple of months.

When patients pass through the doors, they’ll see the name “Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion." Before a crowd of friends and hospital staff, administrators applauded, presented flowers and thanked the Andersons for their sizable gift.

Marion Anderson, who visited the new facility without her husband, choked up several times as she, in return, thanked everyone at Children’s Hospital for their support. As a board trustee for more than two decades, Anderson worked on a campaign that raised over a billion dollars to help build the new medical center. She said she’s fortunate to make a $50 million gift to the children of Southern California and beyond.

Planners say the 317-bed medical center has the most technological bells and whistles of any pediatric and adolescent hospital in the country.