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Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Receives $100,000 Gift from the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation

Recent donation from a longstanding Casa Colina donor funds construction of a Spiritual Garden at Casa Colina Hospital.

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare welcomed members of the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation Monday for a $100,000 check presentation supporting the development of a non-denominational Spiritual Garden on its 20-acre Pomona campus.

Set to be built in an inner courtyard at Casa Colina Hospital, the John P. Previti Memorial Spiritual Garden will feature a soothing water fountain and ample seating set beneath a wooden portico framed by lush plants and flowers. Construction of the new garden will begin this month and is expected to be completed late 2019.

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L to R: Pomona City Councilmember Victor Preciado; Previti Memorial Foundation’s Jimmy Previti, Martha Cuevas, Christina Previti and Lexie Previti; Casa Colina’s President and CEO Felice Loverso, PhD, Chief Planning and Development Officer Bonnie Scudder and Board Chair Randy Blackman; Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval

Felice Loverso, PhD, president and CEO of Casa Colina, thanked the Previti Memorial Foundation for its on-going support of Casa Colina, adding that their latest gift will provide patients and their families a place for prayer and contemplation.

"The Previti Memorial Foundation has been a long-time and generous supporter of Casa Colina and of our goal to lead and define excellence in medical and rehabilitative care,” Loverso said. “This enduring gift will contribute to the recovery of our patients and bring solace to their families, as well as to our own staff.”

Casa Colina Board Chair Randy Blackman also thanked the Previti Memorial Foundation for its continued philanthropic support. “We are grateful not only for this significant contribution, but for the far-reaching work being done at the Previti Memorial Foundation,” Blackman said. “By teaming with local charities and nonprofits, the Previti Memorial Foundation is creating a real, lasting impact on the health and vitality of many communities, including Casa Colina.

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L to R: Previti Memorial Foundation’s Lexie Previti and Casa Colina President and CEO Felice Loverso, PhD

Inland homebuilder Jimmy Previti created the John P. Previti Memorial Foundation in 2009 to honor the memory of his late brother, John, and to provide philanthropic support to worthy organizations.

“We are honored to be a part of this incredible project and humbled to have our Foundation and our family forever associated with this special place of healing and wellness,” said John’s daughter, Alessandra ‘Lexie’ Previti, who was on hand for the check presentation.

Lexie’s mother and member of the Previti Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, Christina Previti, also expressed her joy to be supporting Casa Colina. “This beautiful new Spiritual Garden will provide a peaceful and calming space for quiet reflection, prayer, and meditation by Casa Colina patients and their loved ones,” she said.