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 Eleven and Counting

Honoring Dr. Allyson Brooks and donors Peter and Ginny Ueberroth

On the evening of October 18, Hoag Hospital Foundation had the pleasure of holding an endowed chair investiture ceremony and white coat processional to recognize the appointment of Allyson M. Brooks, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., chief quality officer at Hoag as the Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair. With colleagues, family, friends and philanthropists in attendance, the event honored the generosity and steadfast commitment of visionary donors, Ginny and Peter Uerberroth.

The gift from Ginny and Peter Ueberroth recognized and honored Dr. Brooks for her work in expanding health care options, education and access for women across Orange County. “I’m hoping that the impact of our gift will be that women have better healthcare,” said Ginny Uerberroth. “And that they will take better care of themselves and take advantage of what Hoag has to offer.”

“The Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair brings the total number of chairs at Hoag to eleven, which is remarkable,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of the Hoag Hospital Foundation. “The generosity from donors in the community supports Hoag’s innovative spirit.”

Dr. Brooks plans to use the gift to recruit physicians with special expertise and passion for women’s health.

“Allyson is an exceptional leader,” said Robert Braithwaite, president and chief executive officer of Hoag. “As we press forward for our women’s institute, she has that ability to create a vision, to inspire people to follow that vision and help us move forward not just as a hospital, but as an entire community.”

While historically associated with academic institutions, Hoag now has eleven endowed chairs which are enabling the organization to expand and improve programs in cancer, cardiac care, memory loss and cognitive impairment, neurosciences, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, breast care and women’s health services. Supporting Hoag’s extraordinary leaders with endowed chairs is a key fundraising priority of Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform.

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