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Hoag Hospital gets record $53 million surprise gift
Orange County Register

Hoag Hospital has received a surprise $53 million estate gift – the largest donation in hospital history – from a Los Angeles County businessman whose late father was a patient and a donor, although on a far smaller scale. Jeffrey Carlton, 61, of Long Beach died in September 2012 from heart problems. A private, modest man, Carlton never informed Hoag of his plans to create a private foundation that will distribute money to the hospital for years and potentially decades to …