Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Health Foundation received a $1 million donation this week.
The donation from the Burton R. Payne and Dolores K. Payne Trust will go toward improving Glendale Memorial’s cancer treatment facilities, said Jack Ivie, president of the 334-bed hospital, in a statement.
“The generous donation by the Payne Trust will greatly benefit patients undergoing care and treatment in our cancer center,” Ivie said. “We are proud of the many services provided by our cancer center, including our internationally renowned Colorectal Surgery Institute, our highly respected Marcia Ray Breast Cancer Center and our comprehensive clinical research program.”
The donation was made as an expression of gratitude for the care Dolores Payne received while being treated at Glendale Memorial, as well as a tribute to her memory, according to Wayne Herron, vice president of philanthropy for the hospital.
The late Burton and Dolores Payne also founded and were major donors for the hospital’s Dolores and Burton Payne Patient Care Pavilion.