Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Receives Record $20 Million Gift from Donald and Priscilla Hunt

July 20, 2017
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has received a $20 million gift from long-time supporters Priscilla Hunt and the late Donald G. Hunt. This transformational gift is the largest in the history of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center.

Torrance, CA—Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has received a $20 million gift from long-time supporters Priscilla Hunt and the late Donald G. Hunt. This transformational gift is the largest in the history of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hunt directed their gift to support the medical center’s ambitious Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Campaign, which is investing $35 million in new facilities and technology to create premier patient care rooms that complement the expert compassionate, quality nursing and medical care that our patients experience every day. This successful campaign solidifies Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance’s leadership in South Bay cardiovascular care. The hospital’s Heritage Tower will be renamed the Donald & Priscilla Hunt Tower in honor of this landmark donation.

“This extraordinary gift to Providence Little Company of Mary is an inspiring demonstration of how donors throughout the years have transformed this hospital through their generosity,” said Sean Armstrong, chairman of the Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Board of Trustees. “The Hunts believe that everyone in our community deserves access to the highest quality health care, and this generous gift ensures that South Bay residents will continue to receive world-class cardiovascular care right here in their community.”

The Hunts found inspiration in Sister Terrence Landini, Little Company of Mary, and the Providence’s promise to each patient to “know me, care for me, ease my way.” “Your core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship are also our core values,” stated Mrs. Hunt.

“Donald and Priscilla Hunt are true visionaries whose generous support is positively impacting the health of all of our cardiovascular patients,” said Mary Kingston, chief executive, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers. “This medical center pioneered advanced cardiovascular care beginning in the 1970s, and that legacy continues to this day. Thanks to their benevolence, Providence Little Company of Mary continues as a national leader in cardiovascular care.”

Truven Health Analytics named Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center a Top-50 cardiovascular hospital. The hospital sees more than 300 outpatient cardiac cases per month, and that number is expected to rise as the Baby Boom generation ages. One-in-five South Bay residents are 55 or older.

Funds from the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Campaign will boost cardiovascular capacity by 25 percent: adding a large operating suite for cardiovascular surgery and other complex surgeries, modernizing three heart catheterization labs, and establishing a new electrophysiology lab and new dedicated cardiovascular facilities for all Providence Little Company of Mary patients.

About Providence Health & Services:

Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic not-for-profit, mission-driven healthcare system. Providence Southern California operates six award-winning hospitals and a comprehensive, fully-integrated network of primary care clinics, urgent care centers, home care, TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice as well as Providence High School. Providence is anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. With more than 3,400 physicians, Providence provides coordinated primary and specialty care through an array of physician groups and individual providers including Providence Medical Institute and physician groups in the South Bay, the West Valley and Santa Clarita. Providence affiliate, Facey Medical Group, provides primary and specialized care in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and Simi Valley. In 2016, Providence united with St. Joseph Health to form a new organization, Providence St. Joseph Health, with 50 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit California.providence.org.