On Tuesday, Huntington Hospital hosted a reception in honor of the longtime support and generosity of Panda Charitable Family Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Cherng family, the founding family of the beloved and largest Asian dining concept in the U.S. Panda Express. The gathering was held to recognize their recent $25 million gift to Huntington Hospital, supporting the enhancement of the hospital’s surgical program. In addition, the building on Huntington’s campus known as the “West Tower” has now been named the Cherng Family West Tower.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the Cherng family’s investment in our hospital and healthcare for the community,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Health. “Their generous gift helps secure Huntington’s future as a leader in surgical care as one of the top hospitals in our region, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients in the years to come.”
The Cherngs have a long history of supporting Huntington Hospital. From the smallest newborns to the most complex trauma patients, their gifts over the years have helped save the lives of countless individuals in the region. In addition, the Cherngs coordinated a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the Panda Cares Foundation, and its COVID-19 Community Care Fund, supporting the health of Huntington’s caregivers.
“For many years, Andrew and Peggy Cherng and their family have greatly supported our community personally, as well as through the work they do through the Panda Cares Foundation,” said Jane Haderlein, senior vice president of philanthropy and public relations, Huntington Health. “We are proud to display their family name on our campus as a symbol of their commitment to our local community and the lifesaving care they are supporting through their generosity. We feel fortunate to consider them lifelong friends and advocates of our hospital.”
To learn more about Andrew and Peggy Cherng and the impact they have made through the Panda Cares Foundation, please visit: pandacares.org
For details on how to support Huntington Hospital, please visit: https://giving.huntingtonhospital.com/