Photo Release: Patients at LLUCH outpatient clinic treated to visit from UCLA football players
LOMA LINDA, CA., August 29, 2016 – Members of the UCLA Bruins football team greeted Patients receiving treatment at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) hematology/oncology clinic on Thursday, Aug, 18. Six players took a break from their summer training camp at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to visit with the kids for a couple hours. In the photo, Bruin kicker Andrew Strauch met with LLUCH patient Manuel Huerta, 7, and his brother, Elias, from Rialto. The visit was part of the players’ community service commitment with the team, which also trains at CSUSB for open training camp in the summers. This is the fifth year CSUSB has hosted Bruins football for training, with support from Stater Bros. Markets.
UCLA’s 2016-2017 football season will kick off when the Bruins take on Texas A&M in Texas on Sept. 3.
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 900 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.”