USC Arcadia Hospital’s Crystal Ball Raises $694,000 for Robotic Surgery

USC Arcadia Hospital Foundation Chair Patty Nijjar (left) with event honoree Paul Rusnak and his partner Donna Pierson

First published in the Nov. 17 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

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USC Arcadia Hospital


The USC Arcadia Hospital Foundation recently held its 33rd annual Crystal Ball celebration at the Pasadena Convention Center Nov. 5, which attracted 630 guests who raised $694,000 in support of the development and operation of a robotic surgery program at the hospital.
Longtime hospital supporter Paul Rusnak, who owns 14 automotive dealerships throughout the region, was the event honoree. Event co-chairs were Dick and Sue Hale, who for years have been wonderful supporters of the hospital.
Crystal Ball Title Sponsors included Keck Medicine of USC and Rusnak Auto Group – Paul Rusnak. Grand Sponsors include Bel Air Investment Advisors; Evergreen Auto Parts & Lucy Paris; Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.; Premier Coach; and Mickey and Lee Segal, Alan and Sandy Whitman.
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