Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian received a $50 million gift from Newport Beach investor Richard H. Pickup.
The gift will establish the Richard H. Pickup Center for Brain Health with a “whole-family, comprehensive approach” to prevention, detection and integrative care for cognitive impairment and mental health disorders, including Alzheimer’s.
Pickup’s brother lived with dementia before his death.
“Hoag is making great strides in the understanding of brain health and Alzheimer’s disease,” Pickup said in a statement. “They are on the cutting edge, but there is still so much that is unknown about the brain.”
Pickup has made numerous gifts to Hoag throughout the years, including a $15 million gift in 2017 for the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, which will host the brain center.