Barlow Respiratory Hospital hosted a benefit dinner “An Evening Under the Stars” on May 13th. More than 200 gathered on the lawn of the historic campus near downtown Los Angeles for the $500 per plate dinner that raised $350,000 for the campaign to ReBuild Barlow. Proceeds will fund a new hospital building on the Los Angeles campus on the Stadium Way campus near Dodger Stadium.
The event honored LA City Councilmember Gil Cedillo with the Community Leadership Award and LA Dodgers’ Ron Cey with the Legacy Award. Special guests included Honorable former governor of California, Gray Davis, former California Assemblymember Richard Katz and Dodgers Announcer Charley Steiner. The event recognized National Hospital Week theme “HOPE AND HEALING” when former patient Mike Martinez rode in on his Harley Davidson to thank the hospital for his recovery.
The campaign to ReBuild Barlow will create an entirely new state-of-the-art hospital within existing walls of a building adjacent to the current hospital and will allow Barlow Respiratory Hospital to serve the community for generations to come.
“An Evening Under the Stars” honored the hospital’s legacy of service to patients with respiratory illness and celebrated a rich history as part of the Los Angeles social and medical landscape for over 100 years.
An Evening Under the Stars ~ A Benefit to ReBuild Barlow
Carrie Brillstein | Earl E. Gales, Jr. | Diane Naegele | Dave Thorson | Dan Weinstein
Gilbert A. Cedillo LA City Council Community Service Award
Ron Cey LA Dodgers Legacy Award
Gray Davis 37th Governor of California
Charley Steiner LA Dodgers Radio Announcer
Richard Katz Master of Ceremonies
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
“National Hospital Week is a celebration of people. We’re extremely proud of our team and recognize the important role each person plays in serving our patients, their families and our community.” Amit Mohan, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE, President & CEO Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Patients and families praise the hospital:
“We are very appreciative of the care [my mother] received.
It was like being with family.”
“You know [the respiratory therapist] sings with [my father]?
Do you know how much that means to him?”
"I needed to trust that [my husband] would be well cared for.
The nursing staff and the whole team is just fantastic.
Barlow is a well managed and a well run hospital."