Pictured left to right: Brian Helleland, previous chief executive, Providence St. Jude Medical Center; Bowen Jiang, M.D., Physician Champion; Dub Drees, chief philanthropy officer
Not pictured: David Park, M.D., Physician Champion
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, 2022 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, including nominees from the Orange County and High Desert Physician Enterprise.
“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 St. Jude Memorial Foundation was proud to recognize Bowen Jiang, M.D., and David J. Park, M.D., as the first to receive the 2022 Physician Champion Award. Their passion for philanthropy inspires the next generation of physician engagement, representing the importance of a strong partnership between Providence St. Jude Medical Center and its Foundation.
“Our physician colleagues are among the most essential partners our philanthropy team has,” says Dub Drees, 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. Jiang and Dr. Park for being honored as the Foundation’s 2022 Physician Champions.
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