UCLA receives $1 million to support medical care for vulnerable patients

A $1 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation will advance UCLA ’s mission to provide high-quality health care for people facing financial hardship and other challenges in access to quality care, as well as providing resources to treat children who are victims of sexual assault and victims of rape.“We are grateful to the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation for its gift, and its continued support of our efforts, ” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Steven and Alexandra’s previous generosity has been vital to our efforts, and this timely gift will make a profound difference in the lives of so many of ou r patients.”The gift also will benefit the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Stuart House, a program within the center that serves the special needs of children who have been sexually abused. Stuart House provides free comprehensive and compassionate care 24 hours a day, including emergency medical treatment, forensic services, advocacy and trauma-informed child and family therapy. The Cohens ’ gift will make it possible for the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House to serve to a larger geographic area of Los Angeles.“With the Cohen family’s generous support to benefit at-risk populations and theRape Treatment Center, UCLA Health can address the care needs of the most vulnerable populations treated at UCLA an...
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