Ahmanson Foundation Grants $300,000 to California Hospital Medical Center Foundation for New CT Scanner

 The Ahmanson Foundation has approved a grant of $300,000 to California Hospital Medical Center toward the purchase of a128 slice CT scanner for its radiology department. The acquisition of the CT scanner is an integral component of the $2.55 million Technology, Beautification and Healing Campaign, an ambitious initiative to renovate the telemetry unit of the hospital and upgrade imaging equipment to promote the best possible outcomes for patients.

CHMC’s radiology department currently utilizes a first generation 4-slice scanner that has been in continuous use since 2001 and is at the end of its useful life. The new CT scanner will enhance our ability to deliver on three key values in patient care: Quality, Efficiency and Safety. The availability of this state-of-the art technology will improve patient safety, aid in faster diagnosis of medical conditions while reducing radiation exposure and improve patient, staff and physician satisfaction. The new CT scanner will also enable CHMC to introduce crucial new services including advanced coronary, cerebral and lung studies.

Founded by in 1952 by financier Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife Dorothy Grannis Ahmanson, The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education, healthcare programs related to homeless and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.