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3rd Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group Celebration Dinner

Hoag Hospital Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group (PCLG) Celebration Dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort.

In April 2016, --- The program was led by PCLG Co-Chairs Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., FACR, Ron & Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag’s Neurosciences Institute, Hoag senior physician executive; Allyson Brooks, M.D., Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag’s Women’s Health Institute, chief quality officer, Hoag; and Kris V. Iyer, M.D., FACP, FACE, senior vice president, Hoag.

The highlight of the evening was when Douglas Zusman, M.D., chief of staff elect at Hoag was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Physician Award. The award was given in recognition of his dedicated partnership with Hoag Hospital Foundation in support of Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform.

Among the many accolades from his colleagues and friends, Robert Braithwaite, president of Hoag announced that Dr. Zusman was designated a paver in his honor in the Joan & Andy Fimiano Emergency Pavilion.

Flynn Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of the Hoag Hospital Foundation led an insightful panel of next generation donors who shared what motivates them to give and how philanthropy touches their hearts in meaningful ways. The panelists included Richard Frank; Beth Knapp, member of Hoag Family Cancer Institute Campaign Advisory Committee, member and past chair of Circle 1000; C.C. Knowles, member of the Women’s Health Institute Campaign Advisory Committee; and Mike Muzzy, member of Hoag Neurosciences Institute Campaign Advisory Committee.

As each panelist discussed how they were first inspired to give, a common theme of personal connection with an individual and the immediate and tangible impact on the community.

In his remarks, Mike Muzzy pointed to Dr. Sadia Khan, D.O., the first Muzzy Family Endowed Fellow in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. “For us, we saw a need for women’s health and philanthropy is about making a difference. It is really incredible to see the impact it has made through what Dr. Khan has done in the first year after her fellowship,” he said.

Since the campaign kick-off, the PCLG has recruited volunteer leaders onto campaign committees dedicated to each institute and major center throughout Hoag. To date, there are presently 300 volunteers, including over 100 physicians, working on behalf of the Hoag Promise campaign and in support of Hoag.

About Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.

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