Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is excited to announce and accept the donation towards the sale of the former Lum's Auto Building at the corner of Exchange and 16th Street in downtown Astoria from the Gordon David Lum Trust. The building's total sale price was $1,435,000, of which $435,000 was donated to CMH on behalf of the Lum's.
"We are incredibly grateful for the Lum's and their continued support of both CMH and the local community," said Erik Thorsen, CEO. "CMH will utilize this building immediately to expand our warehousing space that has been exhausted as we continue to purchase pandemic supplies and equipment."
"This building has been serving our community as an auto dealership for nearly a century; now it will continue its service and house our health care providers," said David Lum. "As a Native Born Astorian, I feel very fortunate to support those who provide for the health and welfare of this amazing community. This donation will benefit our community for many years to come."
"The Lum's support of the hospital and community has been exemplary," said Bill Garvin, CMH Foundation president. "We will do our best to use this gift to expand our ability to care for the community."
"The building's proximity to the main CMH campus and expansive space made this donation and sale very meaningful to CMH as we continue to expand healthcare services in the community," said Thorsen.