Saint John’s 75th Celebration (continued)


Providence Saint John’s 75th Celebration to Unveil a New Era of Medical Innovation

The evening will commemorate Saint John’s founding and unveil a new era of medical innovation.

The event will feature a gourmet dinner by The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, as well as a special performance by Emmy-nominated actor, singer and songwriter Darren Criss, as well as cast members Yvette Cason, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Angela Teek Hitchens, Bosie Holmes and more from the gospel-rock-n-roll musical, “Shout Sister Shout!”

“We are proud to celebrate 75 incredible years as a premier destination for physicians who want to offer the best in medicine and for patients who desire the best in personalized care,” said Robert O. Klein, president and CEO, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.

St Johns fountain 2Remember the fountain at the entrance of Saint John's Health Center, located between Santa Monica Boulevard and Arizona Avenue? Contruction of the hospital began in 1941, and it opened in the fall of 1942. This photo was taken in 1989. An exhibit at the Santa Monica History Museum is planned to coincide with the hospital's 75th anniversary and will cover the history of Saint John's Health Center. It opens on Friday, November 17.
Photo courtesy of The Santa Monica History Museum, Outlook Collection.

“This will be one of the biggest fundraising events in Saint John’s history, made possible by the amazing supporters in our community.”

Saint John’s Health Center stands at the threshold of a new era, claiming breakthroughs in research and treatment. Since joining Saint John’s in 1991, the John Wayne Cancer Institute and its research have transformed the treatment of cancer. With the recent affiliation of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Saint John’s is poised to make extraordinary strides in brain-related disorders.

Gala sponsors include Diamond Chairs: Christine and Jordan Kaplan, Dominic Ornato, and Cindy and Bill Simon; Dinner Chairs: Debra and Norris Bishton; Abbott L. Brown and Jerrie Paula Brown; Stella Halland and Jim Fordyce; Martha and David Ho family; Beth and Bob Lowe; Shelby Notkin; Donna Schweers and Tom Geiser; and Donna Tuttle and David Elmore.

This year’s honorary event committee includes: Julie Andrews, Jennifer Beals, Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, Don Cheadle, Embeth Davidtz and Jason Sloane, Zooey Deschanel, Allyson Felix, David Foster, Jennifer Garner, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Michael Keaton, Johnny Mathis, Katharine McPhee, Angela Lansbury, Chris O’Donnell, P!nk, Dennis Quaid, Ray and Anna Romano, Vin and Sandy Scully, Jane Seymour, Maria Shriver, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.

Individual tickets to the October 21 75th Anniversary Gala are $750, and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact Tess Csiszar at Saint John’s Health Center Foundation at 310-829-8168, or email Tess.Csiszar@stjohns.org.



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