From left at the May 2 groundbreaking ceremony are: USC President C. L. Max Nikias; USC Trustee Harlyne Norris; Lisa Hansen, chair of the board of trustees for the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation; and Senior Vice President and CEO for USC Health Tom Jackiewicz.
It has been five years since Barbara Kral was first diagnosed with advanced myeloid leukemia. Although she is in remission, she continues to receive treatment every four weeks at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Thanks to a lead gift by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation for construction of the Norris Healthcare Consultation Center, patients like Kral will soon have even more options for personalized, compassionate care.
“I’ve learned on my journey that when a person is facing cancer, the experience and capability of the facility and its staff are of prime importance, and next is the manner in which the patient is treated on a personal
basis,” said Kral to an audience of donors, administrators and physicians at a groundbreaking ceremony held on May 2. “The loving care I receive at Norris is an extremely important part of my overall treatment.”