Chinese Hospital Celebrates a Milestone with 125th Anniversary Gala, Marking Over a Century of Dedicated Service and Excellent Care

Chinese Hospital 125th Anniversary Gala; Mr. Chen presented a check to hospital together with SF Mayor London Breed. CEO Zhang, and Chairman Yee received the check..

Chinese Hospital celebrated its 125th anniversary with a grand celebration at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The event was an inspiring night of reflection, appreciation, and forward-looking aspirations, honoring the hospital’s longstanding commitment to exceptional healthcare.

Since its establishment in 1899, Chinese Hospital has been at the forefront of addressing public health crises, from its early efforts during the early 20th century’s bubonic plague to its decisive actions in the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital has been a pillar of resilience and dedication, significantly enhancing the health and wellness of the Chinatown community and the broader San Francisco area.

“Our 125th anniversary is not only a celebration of our historical achievements but also a strong affirmation of our commitment to the future of healthcare in our community,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital. “Being recognized as one of Newsweek’s 2024 Best-in-State Hospitals is a testament to our unwavering commitment to culturally competent and exceptional healthcare.”

The gala featured a keynote address that highlighted the hospital’s historical milestones, emphasizing its ongoing commitment to inclusivity and excellence. “Each chapter of our history reaffirms our commitment to these values,” Dr. Zhang added.

The evening included the presentation of several awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the hospital’s success and its community:

  • Arthur Chan was honored as the Top Donor of the Year for his transformative $1.25 million contribution towards establishing a cancer center in the hospital’s 1979 building.
  • Collin Poy Quock received the Outstanding Physician Leadership Award for his innovative approaches to medical care and commitment to educational leadership.
  • James K. Ho was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award his substantial contributions to business, community service, and cultural enrichment in Chinese Hospital and San Francisco.

“We are proud to honor the significant achievements and immense contributions of our physicians, donors, and community leaders,” said Dr. F. Yee, Chairman of Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees. “We are equally grateful for the generous support from all our supporters, which not only made this event successful but will also significantly enhance our facilities and services to benefit the community.” Dr. Yee also highlighted the $10 million in state funding facilitated by Assemblymember Phil Ting, pivotal for developing San Francisco’s only hospital-based subacute care unit, signaling the start of more ambitious healthcare projects.

As it moves forward, Chinese Hospital remains steadfast in advancing healthcare services to meet the evolving needs of its community. “As the only remaining independent community hospital in San Francisco, your continued support is crucial as we strive towards a healthier future for all our community,” Dr. Yee concluded.


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