POSTED: 4:37 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2011
The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific has received a $5 million gift from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation — the largest donation it has ever received in its 58-year history.
The hospital on Monday said it’s starting a campaign to raise $17.2 million to pay for infrastructure upgrades including the installation of hurricane resistant windows and improved air conditioning.
The hospital each year treats more than 5,500 patients recovering from strokes and injuries to the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body. It offers patients physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Ching foundation Chairman Jack Tsui says the grant will support the hospital’s mission to provide the highest level of rehabilitative care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.