OPI Founder George Schaeffer Gifts Cedars-Sinai Hospital
George Schaeffer, Founder, President, and CEO of OPI Products, Inc, and CEO of Aloxxi International, has continued in his giving ways with a major gift to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. When the hospital’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion opens in 2013, its lobby will be named after George W. Schaeffer.
“Cedars-Sinai is my neighborhood hospital of choice and the great doctors and staff have provided wonderful care for me and my family, this is my way of saying thank you,” says Schaeffer. “This building will open a new gateway to the Medical Center and bring patients and research together under one roof in a way that is exciting to the hospital and beneficial to patients near and far. I am convinced of the promise of Cedars-Sinai as a leading force in medicine and it is a privilege to express my faith in the future through this gift.”
“This visionary gift from George Schaeffer demonstrates forward-thinking philanthropy,” says Arthur J. Ochoa, Senior Vice President for Community Relations and Development. “It provides critical support for novel ideas that fosters advanced medical care.”
Approximately 1900 patients, guests, and staff will enter the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion each day, and all of them will pass through the George W. Schaeffer Lobby on the plaza level. The 11-story, 440,000 square foot facility will offer convenient state-of-the-art outpatient care and will house Cedars-Sinai’s nationally renowned Heart Institute and Neurosciences Departments – all in one healing eco-friendly building prominently located on the corner of San Vicente Boulevard and Gracie Allen Drive.
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