The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation recently held a special event with the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) Los Angeles Affiliate to better acquaint the community with the clinical innovations and high level of medical expertise available at the hospital. More than 100 people attended the April 6 event to mingle and enrich their health and wellness knowledge.

Keith Hobbs, CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, gave the opening remarks and emphasized the importance of joint ventures to increase community awareness in healthcare. He then introduced a panel of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital doctors of various areas of expertise, who provided expert advice for maintaining one’s personal wellness.

Arman Dorian, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, moderated the panel discussions. Rose Taroyan, MD, MPH, assistant professor of clinical family medicine; Antreas Hindoyan, MD, clinical instructor of medicine; Leo Doumanian, MD, associate professor of clinical urology; Rene Sotelo, MD, professor of clinical urology; and Nerses Sanossian, MD, associate professor of neurology, discussed health topics posed by both Dorian and the attendees.

Silva Katchiguian, president of AIWA-LA was delighted with event turnout and looks forward to a continued partnership with the hospital. “I am proud that AIWA took this initiative introduced to us by our Treasurer Houry Aposhian,” Katchiguian said. “This joint venture embraces a strong community service mission reaching beyond the traditional forms of education and awareness. I am especially proud to know that three out of the five new interns hired by USC-VHH are young Armenian women.”

— Mary Dacuma