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French Hospital receives $500k donation for expansion project

Posted: 11:17 AM, Feb 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-26 14:17:06-05
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French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received a $500,000 donation for its Beyond Health campaign.

The money will support the hospital's $130 million expansion project to add a new, four-story patient care tower.

The gift comes from Jim Sargen, a founding board member of the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation.

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Jim Sargen

To recognize Sargen's generosity, the hospital will name its foundation office the "James P. Sargen Foundation Office."

With Sargen's donation, the hospital now has $110 million of its goal. Dignity Health has invested $100 million and the hospital has raised $10 million from private donors.

The hospital's expansion project is expected to be complete by early 2024.