MORENO VALLEY, Ca.—A $500,000 gift from the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation will buy new pediatric equipment for RUHS Medical Center and support programs that help children cope with the emotional impacts of hospitalization.
Representatives of Frontier Enterprises and the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation on Wednesday awarded the first $100,000 installment of the five-year gift to hospital officials. The John P. Previti Memorial Foundation was established in 2009 by Rancho Cucamonga-based Frontier Enterprises President and CEO Jim Previti to memorialize his late brother, John. Lexie Previti, the 13-year-old daughter of John Previti, signed the large ceremonial check in the late-morning ceremony, surrounded by Riverside County and Moreno Valley officials.
“RUHS Medical Center has been serving the children and families of Riverside County for more than a century and we are proud to support the critical, lifesaving work that continues around the clock,” Jim Previti said. Frontier Enterprises is one of America’s leading residential builders with projects in Moreno Valley and throughout Southern California.
The 439-bed Medical Center in Moreno Valley operates the only pediatric intensive care unit and the only pediatric-receiving trauma center in Riverside County. The 124-year-old public teaching and safety net hospital provides high-quality inpatient and outpatient services to the region’s most vulnerable children and families despite their ability to pay.
Erin Phillips, executive director of RUHS Advancement, said the Previti gift said the first installment will go to purchase a new pediatric ultrasound machine and refurbish playrooms and restock with toys and supplies. Phillips called Jim Previti and his Foundation “constant champions for Inland children and families.
“We are blessed and honored for their strong demonstration of support for our Pediatrics programs and – especially – for the children and families who depend on RUHS Medical Center to provide quality and compassionate health care when they need it,” Phillips said.