Huntington Hospital Chief to Speak at Luncheon

Published : Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 8:04 AM

As the healthcare landscape becomes increasingly complex in the United States, Dr. Lori J. Morgan, Huntington Hospital President and CEO, will talk about how the hospital is adapting in order to continue to provide quality care to families in the community during the Pasadena Rotary Club luncheon on Wednesday.

The event is from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Club, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. The public is welcome. Cost of a buffet lunch is $33. No reservation is required.

Huntington Hospital is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital and the largest level II trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. The hospital has earned a number of national and state distinctions including being nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 5th best hospital in Los Angeles and among the top 10 in California.

The hospital was established in 1892 and since has entrenched itself in the community. Many community groups in Pasadena assist the hospital by raising thousands of dollars each year and by hosting annual fundraisers, staffing the gift shop, sponsoring new equipment and supporting medical research.

Those groups include the Altadena Guild, The Fall Food and Wine Committee, La Canada Flintridge Guild, H.E.A.R.T., National Charity League Juniors,[4] San Marino Guild, and the Women’s Auxiliary.

Dr. Morgan, who became president and CEO of Huntington Hospital in September 2017, received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, then completed her surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and her trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

She is a board-certified trauma surgeon and intensivist. She received her MBA from Pacific Lutheran University where she concentrated on technology and innovation management.

Previously, she had spent eight years as a corporate vice president of Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon as well as served as president of Legacy Health’s largest facility in Portland, the 554-bed Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center.

She also has acted as president and chairman of the Board for the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a psychiatric hospital and emergency room developed in partnership with Adventist Health, Kaiser Health and Oregon Health Sciences University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Morgan served as a medical director of the Trauma Trust in Tacoma, Washington for nearly a decade, where she developed a new adult Level II Trauma Center and Pediatric Trauma Service.

Dr. Morgan also served as a co-director of the Surgical ICU and trauma surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics between 1997 and 2000.

For more information about the luncheon go to: office@pasadenarotary.com

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