Foundation Celebration 2019 raises record-breaking amount for St. Joseph Hospital's Nursing Center of Excellence

October 28, 2019 Providence Health Team

St. Joseph Hospital’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration 2019 supported by Marsha Moeller and presented by Centaurus Financial, Inc. & The Gooding-Barry and Immell Families, netted a record-breaking amount of $675,215 for the Nursing Center of Excellence while celebrating 90 years of healing. More than 600 guests, including community supporters, local business leaders, physicians, nurses and the 2019 Co-Chairs Dr. Warren D. Johnston and Mrs. Marsha Moeller, gathered on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Everyone enjoyed an evening of fine dining, silent and live auctions, raise the paddle, raffle drawing, and a wine and spirits wall. In addition, the Spirit of St. Joseph Award, which honors donors who embody the Spirit of St. Joseph in their work, was presented to Evelyn Freed and Robert Stauffer. The highlight of the evening was a live performance by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.

“We have twice the cause to celebrate this year. For the past 90 years St. Joseph Hospital has kept up with the growth of Orange County while continuing to provide quality, compassionate and excellent care to our Dear Neighbor. We are ranked in the top five percent in the nation for experience by Health Grades, and we are nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.” said Jeremy S. Zoch, Chief Executive at St. Joseph Hospital. “For the past 90 years, the nurses of St. Joseph Hospital have provided comprehensive, compassionate care for thousands in our community. I want to acknowledge and thank our nurses and caregivers who are a critical component in each of our patients’ experiences.” said Zoch.

“The compassionate spirit of our founding Sisters lives on with our physicians, nurses, professional staff, volunteers and donors who are deeply committed to remaining at the forefront of medical innovations, and clinical excellence while extending the legacy of the Sisters in everything we do.” Russell Montgomery, MD, Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital shared. 

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