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LLUMC pledges $600,000 for LLU Centennial Complex

Loma Linda University Medical Center chief executive officer Ruthita Fike, MA, presented Loma Linda University chancellor Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, with a proclamation pledging $600,000 for Loma Linda University’s new Centennial Complex that will be constructed on the site now occupied by Gentry Gymnasium.

During the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center president’s council held Tuesday, January 24, Ms. Fike recognized the unique history of Loma Linda University and the tradition of service that Loma Linda has contributed locally, nationally, and internationally throughout the years.

The proclamation reads:

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center recognizes the unique history of Loma Linda University and the tradition of service to the local, national, and international community;

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center commemorates Loma Linda University as an institution of higher learning and its contributions to medical science that make Loma Linda University exemplary among, not only Adventist institutions, but all institutions of higher learning in the United States; 

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center acknowledges Loma Linda University as an institution devoted to the physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of all people;

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center supports the need for the Centennial Complex to further the mission and work of Loma Linda University so the complex may support the tradition of teaching excellence, whereby providing the faculty and students with access to the latest teaching technology;

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center commits $600,000 to commemorate the one-hundred student amphitheater in the Centennial Complex;

“Whereas, Loma Linda University Medical Center requests the amphitheater be named the Loma Linda University Medical Center Amphitheater in order to signify the synergistic relationship between the sister institutions as the two entities continue to work together to further the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of all people;

“Whereas, the Loma Linda University Medical Center executive team pledges one-hundred percent support through personal contributions;

“Whereas, this pledge will be made manifest with approval by Loma Linda University Medical Center Board of Trustees;

“Whereas, this support and subsequent naming of the amphitheater will demonstrate, in a tangible way, the common mission of the sister institutions;

“Be it resolved that, the Loma Linda University Medical Center executive team pledges support to the future of Loma Linda University by offering this contribution which demonstrates support for the Centennial Complex in order to continue serving all neighbors, local, national, and international, with the effort ‘to make man whole.’”

In addition, Ms. Fike noted that the entire executive team at Loma Linda University Medical Center have pledged to support the complex through personal contributions.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, February 9, 2006