Huge Donation to Fund Tower at Cedars-Sinai

From Times Staff Reports

A multimillion-dollar gift will allow Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to build an eight-story critical-care tower that will replace two buildings destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

The size of the gift from Suzanne and David Saperstein was undisclosed, but hospital officials said it was larger than a $14-million donation given to Cedars-Sinai in 2002.

David Saperstein founded Metro Networks, which produced radio news. He sold the business to Westwood One in 1999 for $1.2 billion.