Bee Sweet Citrus Donates $1 Million to Valley Children’s Healthcare Pediatric Center
FOWLER, CA - Bee Sweet Citrus is giving the children of Fowler a huge gift, and getting a massive dose of karma in return.
The company will present Valley Children’s Healthcare with a $1 million gift during a special employee celebration at its Fowler headquarters. It will help support Valley Children’s new outpatient specialty care center.
“Many of our employees live in Fowler and the neighboring communities, and for them to one day be able to take their kids to see a Valley Children’s specialist right down the street is wonderful,” says Jim Marderosian, President of Bee Sweet Citrus. “I think it’s great for Bee Sweet Citrus and its employees to support the children, parents and community around us with the high level of healthcare Valley Children’s provides. We are happy to be able to support Valley Children’s and look forward to welcoming our new neighbor.”
The employee celebration and check presentation took place yesterday on Wednesday, April 8.
“We thank Mr. Marderosian and Bee Sweet Citrus for making this most generous investment in Valley Children’s and our new center in Fowler,” says Todd Suntrapak, Valley Children’s President and CEO. “This donation will help us continue to improve access for Valley families and allow children get the specialized care they need – closer to home.”
In recognition of Bee Sweet's philanthropic investment in Valley Children’s partnership with Adventist Health/Central Valley Network, the pediatric service area within the Fowler facility will be named in honor of Bee Sweet Citrus.
Last year, Valley Children’s Healthcare and Adventist Health/Central Valley Network purchased property together on the east side of Freeway 99, near the Merced Avenue off-ramp in Fowler. The partnership brings together Valley Children’s expertise in pediatric care with Adventist Health’s expertise in rural and adult healthcare. The multimillion dollar development will improve access to high quality care for families living in rural areas.
Construction begins later this year and the specialty care center will open in 2016.