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Pictured left to right: Randy Castillo, chief executive, Providence St. Mary Medical Center; Venkat Devineni, M.D., Physician Champion; John Kozyra, chief philanthropy office

Pictured left to right: Randy Castillo, chief executive, Providence St. Mary Medical Center; John Yashou, D.O., Physician Champion; John Kozyra, chief philanthropy officer

 “Our experience at St. Mary’s was great. My son was very happy with his care, which is saying a lot considering he’s an RRT. He was thankful for the care he received.”

Physician Champion Award Dinner 2022

Twenty-one clinicians across Providence Southern California were recently recognized at the inaugural Physician Champion Award Dinner on May 5 for their significant contributions to building a culture of philanthropy at their medical campuses.

The award acknowledged select Providence Southern California physicians for their commitment to philanthropy and medical care. Each ministry nominated two physicians from their respective organizations to be honored, including nominees from the Orange County and High Desert Physician Enterprise.

“These physicians take their expertise and commitment to health care beyond the bedside. They are true philanthropy ambassadors by communicating the positive impact patients can have on health care in our community,” says Kevin Manemann, chief executive, Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center Foundation was proud to recognize Venkat Devineni, M.D., and John Yashou, D.O., as the first to receive the 2022 Physician Champion Award. Their passion for philanthropy inspires the next generation of physicians, representing the importance of a strong partnership between Providence St. Mary Medical Center and its Foundation.

“Our physician colleagues are among the most essential partners our philanthropy team has,” says John Kozyra, chief philanthropy officer. “Every day we are grateful for their clinical expertise, compassion and dedication to our mission. It is because of their passion in caring for others that we have been able to create healthier communities.”

Congratulations Dr. Devineni and Dr. Yashou for being honored as Providence St. Mary’s 2022 Physician Champions.

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Address: 18300 Hwy 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307
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