“A dedicated and compassionate caregiver at St. Joseph Hospital for decades, Melvin Schwartz and his wife demonstrated their friendship and support for the Hospital by establishing a legacy through a generous charitable planned gift.”
Physician Champion Award Dinner 2022
Twenty-one clinicians across Providence Southern California were recently recognized at the inaugural Physician Champion Award Dinner on May 5 for their significant contributions to building a culture of philanthropy at their medical campuses.
The award acknowledged select Providence Southern California physicians for their commitment to philanthropy and medical care. Each ministry nominated two physicians from their respective organizations to be honored.
“These physicians take their expertise and commitment to health care beyond the bedside. They are true philanthropy ambassadors by communicating the positive impact patients can have on health care in our community,” says Kevin Manemann, chief executive, Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California.
Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation was proud to recognize Michele Del Vicario, M.D., and Santosh Kesari, M.D., as the first to receive the Physician Champion Award. Their passion for philanthropy inspires the next generation of physician engagement, representing the importance of a strong partnership between Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers and the Foundation.
“Our physician colleagues are among the most essential partners our philanthropy team has,” says Kurt Hinrichsen, chief philanthropy officer. “Every day we are grateful for their clinical expertise, compassion and dedication to our mission. It is because of their passion in caring for others that we have been able to create healthier communities.”
Congratulations Dr. Del Vicario and Dr. Kesari for being honored as Providence Little Company of Mary’s 2022 Physician Champions.
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