Riverside University Health System Medical Center Receives Major Gift

Riverside University Health System Medical Center Receives Major Gift

Shiane Daima Jacocks

Moreno Valley, CA

Last week, the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation gifted $500,000 to the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) to purchase new pediatric equipment for the Medical Center and to support programs that help children cope with the emotional impact of hospitalization. The gift will be awarded over a five-year period in $100,000 installments. 

The John P. Previti Memorial Foundation was established in 2009 by the Rancho Cucamonga-based Frontier Enterprises President and CEO, Jim Previti, to memorialize his late brother, John. Lexie Previti, John’s 13-year-old daughter, had the pleasure of signing the large check at the ceremony, surrounded by Riverside County and Moreno Valley officials. 

"RUHS Medical Center had been serving the children and families of Riverside County for more than a century and we are proud to support the critical, lifesaving work that continues around the clock," said Jim Previti. 

Frontier Enterprises is one of America's leading residential builders with projects in Moreno Valley and throughout Southern California. 

Erin Phillips, Executive Director of RUHS Advancement, said the first installment of the Previti gift will go to purchase a new pediatric ultrasound machine and refurbish playrooms, re-stocking them with toys and supplies. Phillips called Jim Previti and his foundation "constant champions for inland children and families." 

The 439-bed Medical Center in Moreno Valley operates the only pediatric intensive care unit and the only pediatric-receiving trauma center in Riverside County. The 124-year-old public teaching and safety-net hospital provides high-quality inpatient and outpatient services to the region's children and families regardless of ability to pay. This generous gift is a great way to enhance the medical center’s ability to serve patients. 

We are blessed and honored for their strong demonstration of support for our Pediatrics programs and–especially–for the children and families who depend on RUHS Medical Center to provide quality and compassionate health care when they need it," said Phillips.

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