ARCADIA, Calif. -- The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce honored Methodist Hospital
of Southern California as the Business of the Year during its Board of
Directors Installation and Awards Event on Jan. 14.
“Methodist Hospital is an essential part of the well-being of the
City of Arcadia, and we recognize their dedication to our community especially
during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Karen MacNair, CEO, Arcadia
Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to the chamber award, the hospital received recognition from
State Senator Susan Rubio, Assembly member Ed Chau, LA County Supervisor
Kathryn Barger, and the City of Arcadia. All of these entities recognized
our hospital for our outstanding efforts in serving the community by providing
high-quality healthcare services to patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methodist Hospital has endured its most challenging year since moving to
Arcadia from downtown Los Angeles in 1957. Since the pandemic began in
early 2020, Methodist Hospital has cared for more than 2,100 COVID-19
inpatients and provided COVID-19 tests to more than 13,000 people. The
pandemic’s surge in recent months has led to doctors, nurses and
staff caring for more than 100 patients daily at the hospital who are
in COVID-19 isolation.
“We sincerely thank the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce for being selected
as the Business of the Year. We are greatly humbled by this recognition,”
said Cliff Daniels, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer with
Methodist Hospital. “We’re very proud to be a source for high-quality
healthcare services for the Arcadia community and the San Gabriel Valley,
and we very much appreciate the support of the community through this
Daniels noted that the hospital has been greatly supported by businesses
and individuals from throughout the region.
“We have been the beneficiaries of incredible generosity and support
from both businesses and local community leaders who have donated needed
PPE supplies and meals for our staff who continue to work so very hard
to provide the care needed by members of our community,” Daniels said.
While COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun and will eventually help
stem the spread of the virus, there are still hurdles to overcome.
“These are indeed challenging times. We need the community’s
help to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Please wear a mask, avoid large
gatherings, and we can beat this virus,” Daniels said. “We
intend to remain a resource for everyone as you require care whether it
is related to COVID-19 or for heart attack or stroke or other health services,
Methodist Hospital is here to help you by providing that care.”