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CHOC Children’s receives $30 million gift from former Garden Grove resident

February 24, 2011

From OC MetroCHOC Children’s in Orange has received a $30 million gift from the estate of former Garden Grove resident and business professional Robert Tidwell. It’s the largest gift in the medical center’s history and will support the $125 million Change CHOC, Change the World campaign, funding construction and bolstering pediatric programs at the hospital.

Mr. Tidwell, a former investment banker, left his entire estate to CHOC when he passed away in 2009. The gift recently was transferred to the CHOC Children’s Foundation, which raises funds for the nonprofit pediatric health-care system.

“This generous gift will help CHOC achieve various strategic objectives as we progress from being a crucial regional pediatric care center to one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals,” said Kim Cripe, president and CEO of the hospital.

Half of the gift will go toward CHOC’s master-campus plan, a project that calls for the construction of a new seven-story patient care tower slated to open in spring 2013. The facility’s surgery center will be named for Tidwell.

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