Methodist Hospital’s Crystal Ball Is Oct. 9

Photo courtesy Methodist Hospital
Co-chairs Dr. K. Heiner Vogelbach and Patty Nijjar are pictured with the 2021 Crystal Ball Honorees Rebecca and Aner Iglesias.

The Methodist Hospital Foundation has announced this year’s Crystal Ball will return to the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 9.
The in-person, black-tie event will feature the Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel and include a hosted reception, fine dining, dancing, a silent auction and a live auction.
This year’s 32nd annual celebration will support the advanced technology and innovative treatments at Methodist Hospital.
Aner and Rebecca Iglesias will be honored for their leadership and charitable support of the healing mission of Methodist Hospital. Previous Crystal Ball honorees Patty Nijjar and cardiologist Dr. Heiner Vogelbach will serve as event co-chairs.
To learn more about Crystal Ball sponsorships or to purchase event tickets, visit or contact the Methodist Hospital Foundation at (626) 898-8888.

Huntington Hospital’s Response Is All About Teamwork

Jaynie Studenmund

By Jaynie Studenmund
Special to The Outlook

Our world has changed extraordinarily over the past several months in ways no one could have predicted at the start of 2020, a new decade.
We’ve faced an unprecedented pandemic that has radically changed the way we live our lives and think about our family, friends and society. We’ve seen a worldwide movement against racial injustice in response to the murder of George Floyd and other societal disparities — including those in health care. (To say nothing of the economic disruption, unemployment rate and volatile stock market, all of which carry major, ongoing impacts.) The confluence of these events further underlines the truth that keeping our community safe and close requires each and every one of us to work together. Please know that our board and management are reevaluating our diversity and inclusion programs to be more responsive and robust.

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Healthcare Foundation at GAMC Gala on May 7

Dr. Hugo Riffel-Dalinger

The Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host its annual gala on Sunday, May 7, at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The black-tie event will feature dinner, live auction and entertainment. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2017 Physician Hero award to Dr. Hugo Riffel-Dalinger. GAMC physicians touch the lives of thousands of patients and families. The Physician Hero award is based on nominations from grateful patients.
GAMC has been serving patients for more than 112 years and generous support from the community has played a major role in developing services at the medical center.
For more information about how to support the Healthcare Foundation at GAMC, or for gala tickets, call (818) 409-8055. RSVP online for Gala 2017 at