A photo of California Hospital Medical Center President Alina Moran

California Hospital Medical Center President Alina Moran addressing guests at the 32nd Annual La Grande Affaire on March 4, 2023.


32nd Annual La Grande Affaire raises over $460,000 for new patient tower opening this year  

The new facility will transform health care access, patient experience to surrounding Los Angeles communities

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2023) — California Hospital Medical Center Foundation’s signature fundraising gala—La Grande Affaire–transported guests to the South of France and raised over $460,000 for the completion of the new patient tower opening later this year. 

The new, four-story patient tower will house expanded Emergency and Trauma Services including 51% more beds all in individual private rooms; modernized maternity services including completely redesigned labor and delivery, antepartum, postpartum and neonatal intensive care units; and will elevate our “hospital without walls” delivery of care to create new pipelines to our community programs that improve the health and wellness of our surrounding neighborhoods.

“We are so grateful to our donor community for their continued trust in the vital work we do,” says California Hospital President Alina Moran, MPA, FACHE, FAB. “With their help, we can look toward our future in making California Hospital Medical Center the hospital of choice for all of our community’s health care needs.”  

Held at the Diamond Ballroom at the J.W. Marriott L.A. LIVE, nearly 500 guests enjoyed a five-course dinner with wine pairings by Executive Chef Eric Branger, a fast-paced live auction and fund-a-need presided over by auctioneer Grant Snyder, and live music by the No Vacancy Orchestra. A video featuring grateful patient Ryan Gerber—whose life was saved four times by CHMC—highlighted the community hospital's mission to deliver high-quality patient care every day. 

“When you walk through our doors, you are treated equally with dignity, respect and humankindness,” says Jeff Germain, Chair of the CHMC Foundation Board. “The magic ingredients are the caregivers who choose to work at California Hospital and the donors who support our mission.” 

Watch Ryan Gerber’s remarkable journey as a grateful patient. View photos from the event. 

Learn more about supporting California Hospital Medical Center at supportcaliforniahospital.org

A list containing the names of the 2023 La Grande Affaire sponsors
About Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center 

Located in the heart of Downtown L.A., California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, nonprofit teaching hospital providing compassionate care for over 130 years to the residents of Los Angeles. We offer a full-continuum of acute hospital care services, including a Level II Trauma Center, state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a free-standing Women’s Health Center. As part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system dedicated to advancing health for all people, California Hospital is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.

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 $20 million per year. For more information visit supportcaliforniahospital.org. 

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