On a recent evening in Anaheim, Allied Anesthesia doctors, along with many in the Orange County medical community, came together for St. Joseph Hospital’s annual Celebration gala. It was an extra-special event for a number of reasons, not the least of which was honoring Ron Moeller, a grateful patient and philanthropist of St. Joseph.
The event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (CCPT), which has provided expert cancer care for thousands over the past decade. CCPT often employs the services of Allied Anesthesia physicians; and Allied doctors have partnered with St. Joseph for over 60 years, being a part of many medical triumphs over the decades, including the first open-heart surgery and pacemaker procedure in Orange County, the first-ever artificial hip replacement surgery and the first-ever knee replacement surgery, among many others.
“Allied is always grateful to be a part of the effort,” said Dr. Alex Ramirez, one of the many Allied members who attended the gala to support Allied’s fruitful and long-standing relationship with St. Joseph. “It was a great night for an incredible cause!”
It was also an opportunity for long-time Allied members to reflect on the progress that has been made, in no small part due to the groundbreaking work of St. Joseph and Allied Anesthesia medical innovators.
“As an anesthesiologist working in the Cancer Center, we often provide anesthesia services for adults with severe cancer pain, or pediatric cases from [Children’s Hospital of Orange County],” said Allied physician, Dr. Salomon Maya. “It’s amazing how far this technology has come! We’ve seen vast improvements in the outcomes of these cases, and I can’t think of a better cause to be a part of.”
But – let’s be honest – it was also a great party, truly worthy of the title, “Celebration!” Allied members were dazzled by the delicious dining options, silent and live auctions, and even a live musical performance by Postmodern Jukebox.
“The gala was so well organized and a truly excellent opportunity to raise money for a hospital that is especially important to the Allied family,” said Dr. Kishan Patel. “We loved it!”
We’re sad that we have to wait a whole year for the next Celebration gala, but we’re excited that Allied Anesthesia will be able to continue contributing to St. Joseph Hospital and the well-being of its grateful patients every day by providing high-quality, professional pain management support. Here’s to 60 more years of partnership and progress between St. Joseph Hospital and Allied Anesthesia!