Hoag Hospital Foundation celebrated the establishment of three new endowed chairs during a March 24 investiture ceremony.

The anticipated event, halted previously by the COVID-19 pandemic, included a white coat processional of Hoag physicians, led by its endowed chair holders, and speeches from the honored physicians and donors.

While endowed chairs are a hallmark of academic institutions, they are rare in the community hospital setting. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, Hoag is now home to 20 endowed chairs, which fund innovative therapies and programs in cancer, breast care, women’s health, aortic care, cardiac care, cardiovascular surgery, neurosciences, memory loss and cognitive impairment, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes and orthopedics.