Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon today to express gratitude to the volunteers who give their time and talents to the institution. Held in LAOH’s Andrew Norman Hall, the theme of the Luncheon was “We Stand and Cheer for Our Volunteers,” reflecting the special spirit that LAOH volunteers embrace and enhance day-in and day-out. The event also celebrates volunteers who have reached milestone levels of volunteer service hours
. Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital President and CEO, Anthony A. Scaduto, M.D. presented each milestone honoree with an award and a gift.
Volunteers at LAOH come from all parts of Southern California and they include high school students, adults, members of support groups, and medical and graduate students. They work in one or more of the many LAOH departments providing clerical or administrative support, and reading to pediatric patients or leading arts and crafts session, among other duties. They also work in the Thrift Shop, shadow physicians and nurse practitioners; all helping to ensure that no child will ever be turned away from Orthopaedic Hospital.
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the largest pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country. During 2011, LAOH volunteers contributed more than 13,000 volunteer hours.
For additional information about Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital’s Volunteer Services
, please contact Barbara Murray
at (213) 742-1532.
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About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital:
For over a century and two million children served, the mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) has been to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research – and through the support of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation – to provide care for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
In partnership with UCLA Health System and jointly funded by LAOH and UCLA the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, located on the UCLA Westwood campus, was constructed in 2007 and the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital opened in January 2012. With treatment and research locations in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico, California, LAOH is uniquely positioned as a leader in treating the full spectrum of orthopaedic needs. For more information about LAOH, visit: www.OrthoHospital.org