VAN NUYS, Calif.
— Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce its 2
nd Annual Celebration of Excellence dinner is sold out.
The dinner takes place this evening at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios
in Universal City. Net proceeds will support community diabetes education
programs and training of future podiatric surgeons at the hospital’s
Amputation Prevention Center. The Amputation Prevention Center specializes
in preserving limbs, restoring function and healing wounds for patients
suffering from complications of diabetes, or other serious wound care
More than 500 business and community leaders, donors, physicians and hospital
leadership are expected in attendance for the cocktail reception and dinner,
which includes a two-part concert by the UCLA LatinJazz Big Band directed
by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez. The 2
nd Annual Celebration of Excellence is presented by Healthcare Finance Group.
The dinner honors Valley Presbyterian Hospital esteemed physician Nicholas
Di Domenico, MD, and award-winning actor and community activist Edward
For more than 30 years, Dr. Di Domenico has provided high quality, compassionate
medical care to the patients of Valley Presbyterian Hospital and the surrounding
community. He has served as a member of the hospital’s Board of
Directors and was nominated by hospital employees to receive the Pride
in Profession Award celebrating excellence in patient care, collaboration
and peer mentoring. He has volunteered his time and talents in supporting
the hospital through medical staff leadership, fundraising, and outstanding
attention and care to patients and families.
Mr. Olmos has seen first -hand the devastating effects of diabetes within
his family, friends and community. His concern over the impact of diabetes
led him to become involved with Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation
Prevention Center and its annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon).
The Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention is
presented to a deserving physician each year at this international conference.
Mr. Olmos also has spoken out about human rights as a Goodwill Ambassador
for UNICEF, and has served as an advocate to the Latino community.
“We are proud to recognize our honorees for their dedication and
service to Valley Presbyterian Hospital and to the San Fernando Valley
community,” said Senior Vice President of Community & Market
Development Pegi Matsuda. “Dr. Di Domenico and Mr. Olmos truly personify
“We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from companies
and individuals who see what a difference Valley Presbyterian Hospital
makes in the lives of people in the San Fernando Valley.”
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute
care hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patient-centered
care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.