“There is no profit in curing the body if, in the process, we destroy the soul.”
Samuel H. Golter
City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.
The City of Hope community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
City of Hope - Duarte (Los Angeles County, California)
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the spread of tuberculosis, also known as "consumption," was a growing concern in the United States and Europe. Owing to advancements in the scientific understanding of its contagious nature, a movement to house and quarantine sufferers became prevalent. Construction of tuberculosis sanatoria, including tent cities, became common in the United States, with many sanatoriums located in the Southwestern United States, where it was believed that the more arid climate would aid sufferers.
In 1913, the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association was chartered in Los Angeles, California, with the intent of raising money to establish a free, non-sectarian sanatorium for persons from throughout the United States diagnosed with tuberculosis. After raising sufficient funds, the association purchased 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land in Duarte, California, a small town in the more arid San Gabriel Valley, approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, and dubbed the property the . Opening January 11, 1914, the sanatorium originally consisted of two tents, one for patients and one for caregivers.
The sanatorium was nicknamed "the city of hope," and grew in size for several decades, continuing to raise funds, construct permanent facilities, hire doctors and treat increasing numbers of patients. Treating tuberculosis remained the sanatorium’s focus until after World War II, when antibiotics for tuberculosis were discovered.
From 1953 to 1985, under executive director Ben Horowitz, City of Hope grew further in size and became best known for its cancer research and treatment programs. Horowitz raised City of Hope's annual average operating budget from $600,000 to more than $100 million during his tenure.
In 1981, the National Cancer Institute designated City of Hope a "Clinical Cancer Research Center." In 1983, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation awarded City of Hope a $10 million grant to establish the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope; the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is now City of Hope's research moniker, and is one of six institutes/centers established by the Beckman Foundation in the United States.
From 1983 to the present, City of Hope continued to grow, expanding its Duarte campus with additional patient care, research and support facilities. City of Hope also operates a network of community practice clinics throughout Southern California.
City of Hope's main campus in Duarte has several treatment facilities for inpatient and outpatient care, including the Helford Clinical Research Hospital, Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center, the Geri and Richard Brawerman Center for Ambulatory Care and the Women’s Center.
In addition to the Duarte campus facilities, City of Hope also has community practice clinics located in Antelope Valley, Arcadia, Colton, Corona, Glendora, Mission Hills, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, South Pasadena, West Covina, and Newport Beach.
City of Hope is planning to build a $200 million cancer center, which would anchor a future medical campus south of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine in collaboration with FivePoint Holdings.
City of Hope is accredited by the Joint Commission, a private body which accredits over 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
The hospital also fundraises using giving days. In 2016, Doctors' Day allowed patients to thank doctors by giving in their name. More than $9000 was raised through 60 gifts. In 2017, City of Hope was planning a Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion Day and Survivors Day. The hospital also participates in #GivingTuesday. In 2015, the first time the hospital used the fundraiser, almost $120,000 were raised from 681 gifts. In 2016, those numbers rose to almost $200,000 from more than 1500 gifts. In January 2017 City of Hope received a donation of more than $50 million to establish the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes at City of Hope.
City of Hope is affiliated with the following institutions:
In 2009, City of Hope was listed among eight preferred cancer hospitals in the May/June issue of AARP Magazine, which published the results of a survey of doctors from throughout the United States conducted by Consumers' Checkbook, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit health care provider rating service. Sampled doctors were asked "where they were most likely to send patients with extremely difficult cases".
As of 2016, 52 City of Hope physicians are currently listed as "Top Doctors" by , as nominated by their peers in the medical profession. Castle Connolly is an independent company that surveys thousands of medical professionals in the United States and publishes the results in an annual consumer guide, .
In December 2015, Charity Watch rates City of Hope / Beckman Research Institute charity an "A-" grade.
In 2016, Charity Navigator gave City of Hope a 4 stars – its highest rating – for the 11th consecutive year.
Grant to City of Hope’s Division of Nursing Research for study of palliative care and quality-of-life concerns for lung cancer patients - Five-year, $13.4 million.
Grant to City of Hope’s Division of Cancer Etiology for the California Teachers Study, a survey of over 130,000 public school teachers and administrators to study the link between obesity, physical activity, hormone exposure and cancer - Three-year, $5 million.
Grant to City of Hope’s Department of Population Sciences to study genetic susceptibility for secondary malignancies as a result of treatment for cancer survivors - Five-year, $3.4 million.
DUARTE, CA 91010-3012 | Tax-exempt since April 1985
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Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
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