Over the past 30 years, few names have become more familiar to Americans than “Ueberroth.”
That same familiarity exists today at Hoag, where Virginia “Ginny” Ueberroth and her husband, Peter, remain indelibly intertwined. In fact, Peter, who chaired the 1984 Olympic Games Committee in Los Angeles, and Ginny, a longtime hospital and foundation director, recently gave $1 million through the Ginny and Peter Ueberroth Family Foundation to fund the Ueberroth Program for Women and Diabetes at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center.
“Healthy mothers make for healthy families,” Ginny said. “Our goal is to help the Allen Diabetes Center reach further into the community to ensure that all women have access to world-class diabetes care.”
The couple’s involvement with the Allen Diabetes Center began when they became acquainted with Kris V. Iyer, M.D., executive medical director of the center, and benefactor and then-Hospital Board Chairman Dick Allen. Recalling her own grandmother’s battle with diabetes, Ginny’s participation seemed “a natural.”
The Ueberroth gift will enable expansion of the hospital’s Sweet Success program, designed to improve pregnancy outcomes for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy and those who have existing diabetes.