Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan To Receive Highest Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 28, 2014

CONTACT: Ann D’Amato
Phone: 310.963.2981

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) is hosting the Los Angeles Healthcare Awards on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the California Club, to recognize individuals and institutions for their exemplary contributions to improving access to quality healthcare in Los Angeles.  Proceeds support the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County Medical Student Scholarship Program to help cultivate the next generation of physicians practicing in Los Angeles County.

“LACMA takes great pride in recognizing former Mayor Richard Riordan as the Healthcare Champion of the Year for his incomparable leadership and steadfast commitment to making Los Angeles a healthy world city in which to live and work,” said Dr. Pedram Salimpour, LACMA President.

“This year’s awardees demonstrate on a daily basis the critical role of healthcare providers in leading medical innovation,” said Dr. Troy Elander, Chairman, Patient Care Foundation.  Rocky Delgadillo, LACMA Chief Executive Officer added “Mayor Riordan has never wavered in his public policy statements. In Riordan’s words, “Every child in the country has a God-given right to quality education and quality healthcare.”

In addition, this year’s awardees include:

Hospital Physician Leadership AwardIndependent Physician Leadership Award

Innovation Award—Community Service

Innovation Award—Public Education

Innovation Award—Facilities

Innovation Award—Physician Leadership
In Medical Education

Shine the Light Media Award

Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil, MD & UCLA Liver Transplant ProgramDr. Ken Sim, MD; Allied Physicians of California

South Central Scholars — Dr. James & Patricia London

Castulo de la Rocha, CEO — AltaMed Health Services

Robert Stone, CEO — City of Hope

Dr. Stephanie Hall, MD; Keck Medical Center of USC

Dr. David Pryor, MD;

LACMA is a professional medical association representing over 6,000 dedicated physicians.  For more than 140 years, LACMA has been at the forefront of current medicine providing leadership and innovation in healthcare and fosters collaborations among physicians, patients and the community through the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County.

The Patient Care Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a link between physicians and the community.  The Patient Care Foundation impacts the quality of life of all patients in Los Angeles County by expanding the pool of medical professionals who practice medicine in underserved communities.