The CHOC Children’s Foundation Board of Directors will honor West Coast University as the year’s “Outstanding Corporation” on Tuesday, April 16, at its 2013 Circle of Friends Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, CA. West Coast University is included among this year’s “family of donors” at the event, which features tables hosted by CHOC physicians.
“We are honored to be recognized by this world-class institution, which does so much to serve our community every day and provide the best care possible to the young people of our community,” said Dr. Barry Ryan, President of West Coast University.
West Coast University is among seven organizations and individuals to be named Charley Award Honorees, named in honor of Charley Hester, a dedicated philanthropist who served on various boards of directors at CHOC from 1976 to 1994.
“We take pride in knowing that you believe in our mission to provide medical care to the children of Orange County,” said Delphine Lee, Chair of the CHOC Foundation Board.
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Barbara Carbajo, a BSN student at West Coast University’s Los Angeles campus, has been chosen to be one of two Nursing Student Interns through the California Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA). Carbajo will be traveling to Sacramento to attend RN Lobby Day, a VIP lunch and dinner sponsored by the American Nurses Association and will have the opportunity to meet the Governor of California and the Executive Director of the American Nurses Association\California. The internship takes place at the State Capitol April 15-18, and travel and lodging expenses are covered by the CNSA.
According to the CNSA, the internship is designed to give nursing students the opportunity to better understand how nursing is represented in the political arena, as well as how nurses can make a difference in the area that affects bedside practice.
West Coast University held their largest Grand Rounds Continuing Education event to date on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Orange County campus. The course featured Paulo M. Camargo, DDS, MS, MBA, FACD, Diplomate for the American Board of Periodontology and Associate Dean of Clinical Dental Sciences at UCLA School of Dentistry. The course, entitled Treating, Maintaining and Re-Treating the Periodontal Patient: A Contemporary Approach to Non-Surgical and Surgical Therapy, was attended by nearly 100 dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants from local practices.
The course was free for dental hygiene alumni and dental professionals, keeping with the university’s commitment to providing the community with high-quality, university-based educational opportunities. The course conferred two continuing education units, approved by the Dental Board of California.