Grateful patient Ali Zafar-Khan (second from left) and members of his foursome at the 16th Annual California Hospital Golf Classic

Grateful patient Ali Zafar-Khan (second from left) and members of his foursome at the 16th Annual California Hospital Golf Classic on Sept. 19, 2023. 


16th Annual California Hospital Golf Classic raises over $180,000 to advance health equity in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 4, 2023) — The 16th Annual California Hospital Golf Classic raised over $180,000 for Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC). 100% of event proceeds will go toward CHMC's mission to advance health equity in Los Angeles. 

Guests enjoyed a gorgeous day at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort with 18 holes of golf, a silent auction, an opportunity drawing, and an awards reception featuring special guests Dr. Reginald Jones, Chair of the Department of Surgery at CHMC, and grateful patient Ali Zafar-Khan. Dr. Jones, a trauma surgeon, was born at CHMC and shared his journey growing up in South Central Los Angeles, completing medical school at Howard University and having a full circle moment returning to CHMC to give back to his community. Ali shared his experience as a patient at CHMC and credits its Emergency Department team for saving his life earlier this year.

This year’s tournament winners include:

Team Winners:

  • 1st place: Team Benchmark Hospitalists and Intensivists
  • 2nd place: Team Robert and Lisa Margolis
  • 3rd place: Team Richard Oxford

Longest Drive:

  • Men (age 50-61yrs): Sid Oxford
  • Men (age 62yrs+): Jim Pietsch
  • Ladies: Shayna Rasmussen

Closest to the Pin:

  • Hole #9: Scott Gaspard 11'11"
  • Hole #13: Lisa Margolis 7'10"
  • Hole #15: Peter Fronte 10'3"

CHMC Foundation would like to thank this year’s tournament co-chairs Dr. Robert J. Margolis, Dr. Rodney Cheng and Jeffrey D. Cunningham in addition to its generous volunteers, partners and donors, including this year’s sponsors:

List of 2023 California Hospital Golf Classic Sponsors

View photos from the event. 
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About California Hospital Medical Center Foundation

California Hospital Medical Center established its foundation in 1985 to raise philanthropic support for building projects, equipment, patient care services and community outreach. The generosity and vision of our donors generate the resources to provide the highest quality medical care to all in need, regardless of their ability to pay. The foundation has dedicated staff and is governed by a Board of Directors that oversees a comprehensive fund development program incorporating special events, private foundation and corporate grants, individual giving and government support—raising more than $25 million per year. 

About Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center 

Founded in 1887, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health and is part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.


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