INDIO — Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio received $260,000 from The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation earlier this month. The funds will be used to ensure the children of the Coachella Valley have access to quality pediatric and specialty care in their community.

President and CEO of the foundation, Nancy Harris, said The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation is proud to support Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio.

“This is a service that is extremely important to the families in the Coachella Valley,” Harris said. “It was a match made in Heaven after I was given a tour of the facility while still in construction and described all the medical services that would be available to the children in the Coachella Valley. We applaud Loma Linda for their success in this endeavor.”

The Barker Foundation’s mission is to help fund nonprofit organizations devoted to education, culture, healthcare and social services.

Loma Linda University Health – Indio, Jill and Barry Golden Pavilion provides general and specialty services to children in the Coachella Valley, including well care and sick visits, chronic medical condition care and coordination, immunizations, dentistry, pulmonology, lab testing (lead, hemoglobin, urinalysis, blood sugar, pregnancy and rapid strep), and vision and hearing screening.

For more information about the clinic, click here or call 760-477-0733.

About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital – LLUCH

The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 1,00 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Photo caption: A check for $260,000 was presented to Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio during a special celebration earlier this month.



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  • Barker Foundation Check Photo: Loma Linda Children's University Hospital