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5th Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group Celebration Dinner

Hoag Hospital Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group (PCLG) Celebration Dinner at the Newport Beach Country Club

Hoag Hospital Foundation hosted the fifth Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group (PCLG) Celebration Dinner at the Newport Beach Country Club. The PCLG was founded five years ago in preparation for the public launch of the Hoag Promise Campaign. Unique to Hoag, the PCLG’s goal is to empower Hoag physicians to play a leadership role in the Campaign. Every year, the group gathers to honor and recognize physicians who have made strong contributions to the work of the Foundation.

The program was led by PCLG Co-Chairs Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., FACR, Ron & Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Pickup Family 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.

2018 Hoag Promise Physician Partnership Award Honorees

This year, the Hoag Promise Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Alan Beyer, orthopedic surgeon at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Beyer was recognized for his unwavering enthusiasm in collaborating with Hoag Hospital Foundation and his consistent and positive impact on the success of the Hoag Promise Campaign.

The Hoag Promise Physician Partnership Award was awarded to Craig Cox, M.D., Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology; and Heather Macdonald, M.D., Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of Hoag’s High-Risk Program at the Hoag Breast Center. Their work in support of the Hoag Promise Campaign has helped us to advance toward our fundraising goals.

Celebrating Our Physician Partners

During the program, Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation, shared that ninety-five percent of all gifts to Hoag come from grateful patients who are inspired by their care or the care of a loved one. He announced that, since the Campaign launch, Hoag physicians have partnered with the Foundation to educate and inspire prospective donors by leading 300 donor presentations and participating in 200 donor visits.

Flynn recognized the critical role that Hoag physicians play in fundraising. “Thank you for all you do, every day, to partner with Hoag and with my colleagues in the Foundation to deliver Hoag’s promise,” he said. “We couldn’t do it without you.”  

One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation by Tom Telesco, general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers, on the partnership between the Chargers and Hoag which began in 2017 when the Chargers named Hoag as its official health care provider. Telesco praised Hoag for its impact on the team.

“In all of my experiences with the NFL, what separated all the other groups from Hoag was the culture,” he said. “Everyone from the administration to the nurses and physicians as well as the facilities have been tremendous. Hoag is the best I’ve been around, and I can’t thank you enough for the care and compassion you’ve shown to the Chargers family,” he said.

To view photos from the 5th Annual Physician Campaign Leadership Group Celebration Dinner, please click here.

About the 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.  

The Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform with a goal of $627 million by December 31, 2020, making it one of the largest campaigns to date in community-based health care. The Hoag Promise Campaign is comprehensive in the truest sense of the word. Every leader from every area is engaged. Every institute and center is touched. Every program is enhanced. The goal is to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential. Please visit www.HoagPromise.org.


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