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Celebration of Excellence 2017

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

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

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(L to R) Valley Presbyterian Hospital President & CEO Gustavo Valdespino; Honoree William C. Allen, recipient of the Excellence in Community Leadership award; Inaugural Chairman of the Board, David Fleming, Esq.; and Emcee, State Senator Robert Hertzberg.

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Over 450 community and business leaders, donors, physicians and hospital leadership attended the 4th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards dinner.

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(L to R) Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation President Pegi Matsuda; Honoree William C. Allen, recipient of the Excellence in Community Leadership award; and his wife Marie Allen.

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

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Tierra del Sol Foundation CEO Rebecca Lienhard and Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation Board Member Diana Sanchez.

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Community Relations Manager, Jamie Chien, with Dr. Sridhar Ramachandran.

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

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(L to R) Valley Presbyterian Hospital President & CEO Gustavo Valdespino; Rini Valdespino; Honoree Dr. Ganesh Panidan; unidentified; and Dr. Parham Naghdechi.

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation's Vice Chairman of the Board Tony Tartaglia with Board Member Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico.

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(L to R) Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation President Pegi Matsuda; Valley Presbyterian Hospital Sr. Vice President Lori Burnell; and Dr. Sukshma R. Sreepathi.

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter Koetters, with his wife Catherine.

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(L to R) Honoree Wiliam C. Allen, recipient of the Excellence in Community Leadership award; Rick and Tina Caruso; James and Kim Ashton; and Dennis Alfieri.