Our Opinion: Diamonds are kids’ best friendby Tucson Citizen on Nov. 30, 2007, under Opinion
Fifteen million kudos to Donald and Joan Diamond for their $15 million donation to kick-start a Tucson children’s hospital.
Another $40 million now must be raised for the clinical, teaching and research hospital, which is expected to attract top specialists to Tucson.
We’re certain that challenge will be met, however, especially because the Diamonds’ donation signals the determination behind this venture.
The addition of this hospital at University Medical Center will benefit not only sick children, researchers and medical students, but also our region’s overall economy.
Most important, it will elevate the already high quality of medical care at UMC as pediatric specialists undertake care, treatment and research for our children – our most important resource.
Thank you, Don and Joan Diamond.