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SLO's French Hospital receives $2 million donation

Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 08, 2019

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received a $2 million donation for its "BEYOND health" campaign.

The money, from local philanthropists Bill and Cheryl Swanson, will support a new chapel and the hospital's Robotic Surgery Program, which will both be named after the Swanson family.

The "BEYOND health" campaign was launched in June to support a $125 million hospital expansion.

The expansion will include 52 new private patient rooms, a 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, additional ICU beds, a new lobby and dining area, a rooftop garden, expanded lab space, a helicopter landing pad, and a new parking structure.

The emergency room is also undergoing an expansion, which is expected to be complete in early 2020.