Â Children's Hospital of San Antonio has received a $4 million dollar donation to help with it's construction and in the operation of it's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
Â The donation comes from the Valero Energy Foundation, and from the Klesse Foundation, which was started by Valero founder and chairman Bill Klesse.
Â "Valero has the honor and privilege to support causes that make San Antonio a better place to live and work," Valero CEO Joe Gorder said.
Â The Valero Foundation gift will help with construction of the pediatric hematology and oncology outpatient center.Â It is a comprehensive center utilizing the latest technology to provide treatments to children and adolescents suffering from cancer and blood disorders.
Â The NIC-U gift from the Klesse Foundation is a bit more personal.
Â "We are very pleased that our family's foundation will be used for the NIC-U because one of our granddaughters spent two weeks in such a unit," Klesse said.Â "The care she received there was extremely important to her well being, and we wanted to make sure that level of care was available here."
Â CHoSA is in operation in the former Santa Rosa Hospital downtown.Â Operated by CHRISTUS, the facility is a major tier one treatment and teaching hospital serving children and adolescents across south Texas and northern Mexico.