USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) Foundation, together with Keck Medical Center of USC, raised $300,000 at its annual golf classic on Sept. 8 at Oakmont Country Club, exceeding totals of previous golf classics. Proceeds will be used to enhance patient care at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation and Keck Medical Center of USC.
“This is the first year that our hospitals participated in this 14-year community fundraising tradition, and it is truly an honor to have been welcomed with such open arms,” said Scott Evans, Pharm.D., M.H.A., CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, part of Keck Medical Center of USC. “This tournament mirrors the longstanding commitment USC Verdugo Hills Hospital has had to the health and wellness of this community. And now, as partners under Keck Medicine of USC, our hospitals are grateful and proud to benefit from such generous philanthropy. It is support like this that allows us to make an impact in the lives of patients throughout the Los Angeles region. “
This year, there were more than 150 people in attendance at the event, which also included a live auction.
“We were very pleased with the outstanding turnout at the golf tournament,” said Steve Wilder, who co-chaired the golf committee with his wife Sue. “It was a beautiful day and our most successful tournament ever, bringing the tournament back to our community at Oakmont Country Club.”
Long-time supporters of USC-VHH, including governing board members, foundation board members, executive staff and physicians, led the organizing efforts for the tournament. Golf committee members included co-chairs Steve and Sue Wilder, Gloria Cotten, John Genovese, Kate Kaneko, Bill Loadvine, Michael Mayne, Purnima Panchal, Steven White, Toni Williamson and Ronald Woodard, MD.