My SoCal Hospital Heroes Awards

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About the Awards

The My SoCal Hospital Heroes Awards aim to highlight the outstanding work of hospital staff, day in and day out. With these awards, HASC will honor heroes from member hospitals in our six-county region (LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura).

The 2024 awards gala will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, in downtown Los Angeles. Please check back in the coming weeks for details.

For any questions about the awards or gala, please email [email protected].

Nominate a Hero

If you know HASC hospital employees who’ve gone above and beyond in their daily work, submit them for consideration as a Hospital Hero. Nominations are now open for 2024!


Details on becoming a 2024 My SoCal Hospital Heroes Awards sponsor will be available soon.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

Many thanks to these generous partners for helping make the inaugural My SoCal Hospital Heroes Awards Gala possible!

Allied Universal logo
CalOptimaHealth logo
CenCal Health logo 40 year badge
Dignity Health Marian Regional Medical Center logo
Gold Coast Health Plan logo
Inland Empire Health Plan logo
Kaiser Permanente logo
L.A. Care logo
MLK Community Healthcare logo
National Health Foundation logo
PIH Health logo
Providence Little Co. of Mary logo
SoCal Advocacy logo
West Coast University logo

Meet the 2023 Heroes

In the awards’ first year, HASC had the pleasure of naming 13 Hospital Heroes from our member organizations. The selection committee had a hard time narrowing down the finalists from among so many outstanding employees. But at long last, they selected these awardees:

  • Amelia Grover, Dignity Health Marian Regional Medical Center
  • Aziz Zaouadi, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
  • Chico Manning, PIH Health
  • Cindy Baker-Fox, Children’s Hospital Orange County
  • Judy Bravo, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
  • Kirk Hylton, City of Hope
  • Lorenz Sumbong, Kaiser Permanente Orange County
  • Lydia Kreil, Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • Michael Majich, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Minah Jackson, Loma Linda University Health
  • Paul Cancio, Cedars-Sinai
  • Rachel Villanueva, MLK Community Healthcare
  • Tierra Mallory-Sanchez, Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital

Learn more about these remarkable employees in the event tribute journal. We’re so proud to have you all within the HASC membership. Your dedication, innovation and compassion set a shining example for all of us.