$10 million office complex donated to Community Medical Centers

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It is one of the largest philanthropic gifts in Community Medical Centers' history.

Real Estate developers Mimi Gunner and George Andros have gifted a 175,000, 17 acre office complex in Fresno valued at $10 million to Community Medical Centers.

Community Medical Center said they have been looking for a place to consolidate support offices for finance, communications, compliance and human resources which are currently housed in different locations. They said this gift will allow them to grow their health care system.

"We are grateful to the Gunners and Mr. Andros for their generous philanthropy and their commitment to help this region's biggest healthcare network continue growing for the future," said Community CEO Tim Joslin. "Community has expanded dramatically in the last few years, and we need a central hub for support services and recruiting. This gift makes it possible."

"When this transaction was originally discussed, it sounded like a great benefit to Community Medical Centers, and we were immediately in favor," said Richard Gunner, partner, Gunner & Andros Investments. "George and I originally built these buildings and have operated them over the years. We are pleased that they will now be used to support Community's efforts to provide quality healthcare for our community."

Gunner said the discussions regarding the gift started a few months ago and was finalized fairly quickly. "Our discussions began just a few months ago, and there were lots of details to work through. But we were able to finalize the gift last week and Community now owns the property. The entire Community team was great to work with in every phase."

Katie Zenovich, Community's vice president of corporate development, said, "This office complex won't actually house clinical services. But make no mistake, it will be a system-wide hub that directly supports what happens on the front lines, including all medical programs vital to Community's mission."

The organization will more departments into the unoccupied spaces in the office complex over the next two years. They said half of the complex is occupied by existing tenants.
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