Business entrepreneur andphilanthropist Peter Morton has made a significant donation to UCLA, ViceChancellor for Medical Sciences and Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine Dr. Gerald S. Levey announced Nov. 21 at a ceremony unveilingnew signage and a new donor wall in appreciation of Morton's support.
The gift will help financerenovations and capital improvements for an outpatient medical building locatedat 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, which received approximately 750,000 patient visitslast year. The gift will also support the construction and equipping of UCLA'sMattel Children's Hospital that will be housed in UCLA's replacement hospital.
"UCLAis delighted to recognize this very special gift by naming one of itsoutpatient medical buildings in honor of Peter Morton," Levey said. "Mr.Morton's generous contribution will benefit the community for many years tocome."
Morton is the owner of the HardRock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Morton's Restaurant in West Hollywood.He also was one of two entrepreneurs who started the Hard Rock Cafrestaurants.