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Message from the President Some organizations struggle to remain faithful to their original vision. Their leaders feel the pressure of changing tastes, fads, trends in the world at large, often causing them to venture into new areas of services or products, which can cause them to abandon the core values they once held sacred. Here at Loma Linda University Health, this has never been a problem! Now a decade into our second century, we have stayed true to our calling, “to make man whole,” and our mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We and our predecessors have persisted in this calling throughout the 20th century, and now well into the 21st. We have remained true to those ideals when they were less “popular” than they are today. And now we see evidence of many in the world turning their eyes toward this great organization, asking what we have to offer. During 2014, a poll of over 1 million alumni of American universities showed that our alumni ranked No. 1 in answering “Yes” to the question, “Does your job make the world a better place?” A staggering 91 percent of our graduates answered in the affirmative. The theme of this report is “This is the very place.” One of our founders, Ellen G. White, made that statement as she arrived at the site by train and horse-drawn wagon in 1905, reflecting on what she believed was God’s leadership in selecting this place to found a health care training and clinical institution. We believe that this is, indeed, the very place where great dedication, the pursuit of excellence and the outworking of faith intersect to create outstanding care for our patients and great learning opportunities for our students. In 2014, we saw the launch of the public phase of our Vision 2020 campaign to raise $360 million. This unprecedented goal to raise philanthropic funds for great buildings and program development was propelled forward by a generous pledge from Carol and Dennis Troesh of Riverside, California. They pledged $100 million toward construction of the new Children’s Hospital tower, which will be completed in 2020. We’re very pleased

that the campaign crossed its halfway point, with more than $188 million donated or pledged by the close of December 2014. Also at the end of the year, we broke ground on Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino, a clinical and educational facility in the downtown area of our next-door city. Due to be completed in spring of 2016, it will contain the greatly expanded SAC Health System, a vegetarian restaurant and Gateway College. We are undertaking this bold venture with the San Bernardino City Unified School District in order to educate young people from our public high schools, provide the training for entry-level careers in health care. Together with our educational, social, political and cultural partners such as the County of San Bernardino and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, we look forward to a renaissance of both health care and employable medical careers for young people who need our help. The project has been aided by a very generous $10 million grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; the school will be named the San Manuel Gateway College in their honor. The SAC Health System, already one of the largest providers of health care in San Bernardino, will have much greater capacity to offer both primary and specialty care. Last year we finished a five-year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of our School of Medicine. In June we remembered the first group of doctors who went out into the world from our campus in 1914. What a heritage! This surely is the very place for so many thrilling activities and life-changing events. I’m humbled and yet proud to share a sample of the many stories that made 2014 a successful year for Loma Linda University Health. Sincerely,

Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, President, Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Health | 2014 Annual Report |


2014 LLUH Annual Report  

This is the 2014 Loma Linda University Health Annual Report

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