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Celebration of Excellence 2016-2018

A view of the Pavilion ballroom at the Skirball Cultural Center where the sold out 4th Annual Celebration of Excellence event was held on April 27, 2017.

Entertainment during the 2017 dinner was provided by the UCLA LatinJazz big band, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez.

The entrance to Valley Presbyterian Hospital's 5th Annual Celebration of Excellence event held on May 17, 2018 at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios.

2018 Honoree Dr. Dennis Kasimian, center, with VPH Lab employees at Universal Studios for the 5th Annual Celebration of Excellence.

Attendees at the 4th Annual Celebration of Excellence dinner in 2017 included (L to R) Valley Presbyterian Hospital President & CEO Gustavo Valdespino; Honoree Dr. Ganesa Pandian, recipient of the Excellence in Physician Leadership award; and Emcee, State Senator Robert Hertzberg.

(L to R) VPH Past Chief of Staff Dr. Peter Koetters; Chairman of the Board Dr. Greg Kay, Excellence in Physician Leadership Honoree Dr. Ralph Salimpour; and VPH President and CEO Gustavo Valdespino at the Skirball Cultural Center during the 3rd Annual Celebration of Excellence gala in 2016.

Wells Fargo employees at the May 12, 2016 Celebration of Excellence event. Wells Fargo Bank was the Excellence in Community Service Honoree.

Dr. Dianne Harrison (center, seated) with her California State University, Northridge colleagures on May 17, 2018, honored for Excellence in Community Service.

VPH Foundation Board Member Jennifer Garcia with former Governing Board Member Vladimir Victorio enjoy the 2018 reception at Universal Studios.

Seated at the 2017 gala are Tierra del Sol Foundation CEO Rebecca Lienhard and Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation Board Member Diana Sanchez.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital Past Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter Koetters, with his wife Catherine, at the 4th Annual Celebration of Excellence gala in 2017.

MoSoul provides entertainment at the Celebration of Excellence 2018 event at Universal Studios' Globe Theater.

VPH Medical Director of Emergency Services Brian Ostick, Dr. Aimee Ostick, Suzanne Wesp, and Dr. Clyde Wesp at the 2018 reception outside of the Globe Theater.

(L to R) Alan Ewalt, Cindy Adams and Michael Adams of Preferred Partners Insurance Agency; Lindy Pearson of Cresa Partners; former VPH Foundation President Pegi Matsuda; Preferred Partners Insurance Agency Partner Jeff Adams; Kaye Ewalt; and Rick Pearson of Cresa Partners at the 2017 gala.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation's Chairman of the Board Tony Tartaglia with Board Member Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico at the 4th Annual Celebration of Excellence.

Hundreds of guests turned out for the 5th Annual Celebration of Excellence gala in 2018, with proceeds supporting the Valley Presbyterian Hospital ED renovation.

Dr. Dennis Kasimian is honored for Excellence in Physician Leadership by VPH President & CEO Gustavo Valdespino and VPH Foundation Board Member Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico.