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Koontz donation to Hoag Hospital

September 25, 2019

Dean and Gerda Koontz pledged $9 million to pay for a ViewRay MRIdian, an MRI-guided radiation-therapy system that allows for streaming real-time imaging of the radiation target and surrounding areas while a patient is being treated, which has not been available to doctors previously.

Dean Koontz is a best-selling author who writes science fiction, horror, and suspense books, some of which have been turned into films or television shows. Hong’s [sic] radiation and oncology center will be named for Koontz, who has been a patient at the hospital, and his wife.

Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy