A Visit to Their Namesake

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Bill and Sue Gross in the hospital lobby.
Bill and Sue Gross in the hospital lobby.

Laguna Beach residents Sue and Bill Gross visited Mission Hospital Laguna Beach last week to get their first glimpse at the transformation their $10 million gift is making in the hospital’s emergency department.

Last fall, the Grosses donated money to enhance and expand emergency services and invest in superior imaging technology. “Sue has a passion for our Laguna Beach community and a special interest in health care, particularly programs that support emergency services,” Bill Gross said at a private reception at the hospital, according to a statement. “We have been blessed with good fortune and we are delighted to share our resources with Mission Hospital Laguna Beach,” he added.

Among the new pieces of technology are a state-of-the-art open magnet MRI, portable x-ray machine and portable C-Arm imaging device. “The need for advanced imaging technology is critical in caring for emergency medicine patients,’’ said Dr. Michael Ritter, the hospital’s emergency services director.



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