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Physician Champion Award Dinner 2022


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Pictured left to right: Jeremy Zoch, chief executive, Providence St. Joseph Hospital; Peter Smethurst, M.D., Physician Champion; Amy Daugherty, chief philanthropy officer

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Zoch, chief executive, Providence St. Joseph Hospital; Alex Ramirez, M.D., Physician Champion; Amy Daugherty, chief philanthropy officer

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 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. Joseph Hospital Foundation was proud to recognize Alex Ramirez, M.D., and Peter Smethurst, 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. Joseph Hospital and its Foundation.

“Our physician colleagues are among the most essential partners our philanthropy team has,” says Amy Daugherty, 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. Ramirez and Dr. Smethurst for being honored as Providence St. Joseph Hospital’s 2022 Physician Champions!

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