A Western-Themed Tribute To Our Volunteers For Their Support

(LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2013) - Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon at the downtown campus on Wednesday April 24 to express gratitude to the many volunteers who give their time and talents to the institution.

Volunteers were thanked for the countless amount of hours they have invested at LAOH to help children with orthopaedic conditions. They play a vital role in this organization and are critical partners in working toward our core mission. The event also celebrated volunteers who have reached milestone levels of volunteer service hours. 

"Miracles happen for the children of LAOH because of you," said Mary Beth Perrine, senior director community outreach.

Volunteers at LAOH come from all parts of Southern California and they include high school students, adults, members of support groups, and medical and graduate students.

They work in one or more of the many LAOH departments providing clerical or administrative support, reading to pediatric patients, or leading arts and crafts sessions among other duties. They also work in the "It's A Bargain" Thrift Shop, shadow physicians and nurse practitioners; all helping to ensure that no child will ever be turned away from LAOH. 

We salute you and thank you for your dedication to LAOH. For additional information about Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Volunteer Services, please call (213) 742-1532.

About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital: 
For over a century and with more than two million children served, the mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) has been to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research – and through the support of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation – to provide care for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

In partnership with UCLA Health System and jointly funded by LAOH and UCLA, the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, located on the UCLA Westwood campus, was constructed in 2007 and the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital opened in January 2012, greatly expanding LAOH’s research efforts, medical education programs and pediatric orthopaedic care. With treatment and research locations across Southern California, LAOH is uniquely positioned as a leader in treating the full spectrum of orthopaedic needs. For more information about LAOH, visit: or

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Wileen Hernandez
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