James V. Luck, Jr., M.D. Being Honored on November 4, 2011
At Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Centennial Anniversary Celebration
LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2011-- Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH), a world leader in pediatric orthopaedic treatment, research and education, will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary and honor James V. Luck, Jr., M.D. at an event on November 4, 2011 at the Lexus Landmark Showroom in Santa Monica. Honorary LAOH Centennial Event Co-Chairs are Thomas V. McKernan, chief executive officer of the Automobile Club of Southern California and Dr. Robert R. Dockson, philanthropist and retired chairman and CEO of California Federal Bank.
According to Auto Club CEO Tom McKernan, “Dr. Luck became chief executive officer of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital in 1989, and through his leadership the institution has experienced the greatest expansion in its history. The alliance with UCLA attests to the power and strength of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, and it was an idea that saw its genesis in Jim’s mind’s eye. He has worked tirelessly to make it a reality.”
Both McKernan and Dockson accepted the event co-chair positions out of their admiration and respect for LAOH, its 100-year history and continuing impact on the community, and Dr. Luck’s lifetime commitment to the institution. McKernan said, “Jim Luck started volunteering at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital 50 years ago when he was in high school, and after completing his residency through USC in 1969, he has never left. His leadership is extraordinary.”
LAOH recently announced that Anthony A. Scaduto, M.D. will serve as the interim president and CEO of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Scaduto replaces Dr. James Luck who announced his plans to retire as President and CEO in 2010 in order to focus on his clinical practice and his leadership positions in the LAOH Hemophilia Treatment Center as well as medical education including the residency program in alliance with UCLA. Luck will also direct efforts toward the LAOH Conservancy Program.
The Centennial Celebration will also honor all those who support Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, including our volunteer leadership and benefactors.For more Centennial Celebration Dinner Event information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact LAOH at (213) 742-1534 or www.orthohospital.org
# # #About the Automobile Club of Southern California:
The Automobile Club of Southern California has been recognized on numerous occasions for the outstanding value it provides its members. It continues to enjoy growth and high member loyalty. Members have access to reliable and high quality roadside assistance, automotive services, travel services, member discount programs and competitive auto, home, boat, and life insurance. About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital:
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is a leader in orthopaedic patient care, education and research, improving the quality of life for children and adults with musculoskeletal disorders. For a century, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital helped children, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital has service locations in downtown Los Angeles, across the Westside and in Calexico, California. In alliance with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital is scheduled to open at the beginning of the year. www.orthohospital.org.
Mary Beth Perrine
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