John Muir Health Foundation, the charitable fundraising organization for all John Muir Health programs and services, has received a pledge of more than $550,000 from the HEDCO Foundation in Danville. The gift will help fund state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care equipment for highest acuity patients in the Joseph M. Long Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at the Thomas J. and Muriel T. Long Patient Care tower in Walnut Creek, scheduled to open in early 2011.
The John Muir Health Foundation's Capital Campaign is seeking to raise $56 million by 2011 for the approximately $800 million building expansion projects at John Muir Health's Concord and Walnut Creek campuses, currently in progress.
Founded in Oakland in 1972, HEDCO is a private foundation funded by numerous sources, including corporations and individuals. It supports a variety of philanthropic projects.