Apr 6, 2019
Chinese Hospital hosted an Unveiling Ceremony for the Phoenix and Fireball-Pearl tile wall on Saturday, April 06, 2019, at 5:30 PM. Mr. Arthur Chan, the principal donor, named the Fireball-Pearl in honor of the American Teo Chew Business Association. Hundreds of people gathered at the Chinese Hospital on Jackson Street to witness this historic moment. The new and unique Phoenix and Fireball-Pearl wall is adorned with over four hundred personalized tiles in various colors and sizes, and serve as a means for people to express their support and gratitude. The new Phoenix and Fireball-Pearl Tile Wall was installed next to the Dragon Wall, together it completes the prosperous image representing success, good fortune, and wellness.
Attendees of the event included dignitaries such as Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Mr. Aaron Peskin, Board of Supervisor – District 3, Mr. Norman Yee, Board of Supervisor – District 7, Mr. Arthur Chan – Principal donor / Honorary President of the American Teo Chew Business Association, Mr. Louis Lam – Chairman of the American Teo Chew Business Association Foundation, Mr. Albert Tam – Honorary President of the American Teo Chew Business Association, Mr. Wilson Chen – Honorary President of the American Teo Chew Business Association, Mr. George Lam – Honorary President of the American Teo Chew Business Association, Mr. George Lew – Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees President along with Board of Trustees members, and other community leaders.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the donors for their dedication and contributions to Chinese Hospital. It is because of such supporters that Chinese Hospital have been able to transform from a small dispensary in 1899 to a modern state-of-the-art facility in 2016. ,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO.
Dr. Zhang further stated, “Together with its partners, Chinese Hospital is focused on improving healthcare access, quality of care, patient experience, long-term financial viability and strengthening of our Hospital culture and operational stability.
The Fireball-Pearl on the Wall pays tribute to the American Teo Chew Business Association, named by Mr. Arthur Chan, Honorary President of American Teo Chew Business Association.
“It’s an honor to be involved with something that allows us to donate back to worthy causes,” said Mr. Arthur Chan. “I watched the new Chinese Hospital grow from a concept to a magnificent hospital, and I can think of no better investment than supporting the much-needed medical services for the community.”
The Phoenix Wall campaign was launched in 2016 and raised over $3.4 million. The funds raised will support the building renovation and services expansion project including a same-day surgery center, gastrointestinal laboratory, multispecialty clinic, as well as infusion center for chemotherapy and blood transfusion.
During the ceremony, Mr. George Lew, President of the Chinese Hospital Association Board of Trustees, expressed his sincere gratitude to all the donors for their support.
“We are truly grateful for the support we have received. Chinese Hospital has been serving San Francisco for more than a century, and it is recognized as one of the most affordable, quality hospital in the city. Chinese Hospital is the last remaining independent community hospital in San Francisco,” said Mr. Lew.