Van Nuys-based Valley Presbyterian Hospital received a $100,000 donation from The Fritz B. Burns Foundation to support the renovation of its operating rooms.

The grant will go towards a new centralized nursing station that is included in the project, which aims to create state-of-the-art surgery suites, hospital officials said.

In a prepared statement, Gustavo Valdespino, CEO and president of the hospital, said the donation will help ensure better communication and management of the hospital’s operating rooms.

The centralized nursing station also aims to improve the charge nurse’s ability to monitor the operating rooms to ensure surgeons have everything they need for surgeries to go smoothly, hospital officials said.

To date, the hospital has refurbished four of nine operating rooms in support of minimally invasive surgical procedures and the transition to the use of electronic medical records.

"With the generous gifts from the Fritz B. Foundation and our other donors, Valley Presbyterian Hospital can continue its progress in offering the latest in surgical facilities for the benefit of the greater San Fernando Valley community it has served for more than half a century," Valdespino said.

Angela Melero