It takes a Village...

Because of your many contributions to our success, we would like to offer you, our MemorialCare team and medical partners, an opportunity to memorialize your gift in the Cherese Mari Laulhere Children's Village through a variety of special naming opportunities at a reduced gift level. A few examples of this special recognition will include the naming of exam rooms and external pavers, whether you are making your gift as an individual or as a group.

Below are some examples of naming opportunities available to MemorialCare employees and medical partners at a reduced *level:

*naming opportunity options may change without notice or become unavailable. Please call your Foundation for more information.

Naming options include:

External Pavers for MemorialCare Employees

For a limited time only!

MemorialCare employees are eligible for naming opportunities at the Cherese Mari Laulhere Children's Village for a reduced price, including external pavers.

Here are the details regarding size and price on the external pavers only available to employees until Dec. 31, 2020:

Tier 1, Small Paver - Starting at $250
Size 4"x8"
23 characters per line up to 3 lines of text

Tier 2, Medium Paver - Starting at $500
Size 8"x8"
23 characters per line and up to 6 lines of text

Tier 3, Large Paver - Starting at $5,000
Size 16"x16"
Option 1: 23 characters per line and up to 6 lines of text.
Option 2: 23 characters per line up to 4 with clip art.



  • Pharmacy Consult Room
  • Consultation Rooms
  • Treatment Rooms
Other areas of consideration
  • Exterior Flagpole
  • Ambulation Track
  • Vitals Room
  • Exterior Pavers

For more information, please contact us:

Medical Partners, please contact:

Sharon Thornton, JD, LLM
President, Memorial Medical Center Foundation
[email protected]
(562) 933-4483

MemorialCare employees, please contact:

Josué E. Hernández, MA
Annual Giving Manager, Memorial Medical Center Foundation
[email protected]
(562) 933-1663

Learn more about Cherese Mari Laulhere

Cherese Mari Laulhere

“The purpose of human life is to serve,” declared Albert Schweitzer, “and to show compassion and the will to help others.” By this measure, Cherese led a life of great purpose, a life dedicated to compassion, empathy, and kindness.

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Columbia Emergency Medical Group, Inc.

"We hope the climbing wall gifted by our group will add a little fun to our patients’ experience at the Children’s Village! Columbia Emergency Medical Group has staffed the Emergency Department at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s for over 30 years. And it has always been our pleasure and privilege to help care for the children and families of this community. The Children’s Village will help to reinforce and provide the medical home that so many of our patients need and help continue to bring excellent care to the children served there."

Dr. Rishi Bhargava, M.D.
Pediatric Medical Director

Dr. Andrew Wittenberg, M.D., MOH
Emergency Department Medical Director

Dr. Tony Arguija, D.O., MBA
Emergency Department Chairman

Columbia Emergency Medical Group, Inc.