Apr 18, 2019
Chinese Hospital marked its 120th Anniversary with an annual gala at the San Francisco Design Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to celebrate 120 years of providing affordable quality care to the community.
Dr. Jian Zhang (CEO, Chinese Hospital) and Mr. George Lew (President, Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees) opened the celebration evening by thanking the many supporters, sponsors and staff in attendance.
“Chinese Hospital is extremely proud to be celebrating our 120th anniversary; a significant milestone that very few organizations achieve. Reflecting on the long-standing history of Chinese Hospital, I would like to acknowledge our original founders for their visionary leadership in creating this culturally sensitive healthcare organization. I wish to recognize the generations of Board members, medical staff, and community leaders who fought tirelessly for the survival of Chinese Hospital during the past 120 years,” said Dr. Jian Zhang.
Dr. Jian Zhang further stated, “Our focus is to continue to improve healthcare access, quality of care, patient experience, long-term financial viability, and strengthening of our hospital culture and operational stability.”
The top donor, Mr. Arthur Chan praised the services provided at Chinese Hospital, “CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) awarded Chinese Hospital a 5-star rating, I want to add one more for the 6-star services I received lately. I continue to make donations to Chinese Hospital because I believe in the current leadership team and hardworking staff.”
Mr. Chan encourages individuals and the like to support Chinese Hospital for culturally sensitive high-quality health care is imperative to the community.
“With gratitude, I especially want to thank those who trust Chinese Hospital for their healthcare. Chinese Hospital is an iconic place to the community for healing and wellness. Thank you for supporting Chinese Hospital’s mission, and I hope everyone continues to support Chinese Hospital so we are able to serve the community for another 120 years,” said Mr. George Lew. The award ceremony in the later evening was officiated by Mayor London Breed. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Former San Francisco Mayor, Willie L. Brown Jr., for his significant achievements to San Francisco and Chinese Hospital. In addition, Chinese Hospital presented philanthropists, Mr. Arthur Chan with the Top Donor of the Year Award for his exemplary support and commitment to Chinese Hospital and creating a healthy community for generations to come.