Fall 2019 Newsletter - 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who supported, attended, organized and volunteered at the 6th Annual HIMSS SoCal Charity Golf Tournament on September 30, 2019, at Aliso Viejo Country Club. It was a beautiful day and a huge success! Our planning committee worked hard to ensure everyone had a great day on the course socializing with colleagues outside of the office while supporting a good cause. 

HIMSS SoCal is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House of Orange County (RMHOC) in a longterm partnership. Because of our sponsors, golfers and all SoCal HIMSS members, this is the third year we will be able to gift a donation to support their vision to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy

The RMHOC is currently on a $12 million mission to expand the house, moving from 20 to 44 guest rooms. In 2018, the RMHOC hosted 805 families – with a total of 2,539 people. Unfortunately, some families spent 1,075 nights in a hotel instead of at the house and 37 families were not able to be accommodated at either RMHOC or in a hotel. If you were not able to join us at the tournament, please consider contributing to the RMHOC and their expansion goals: https://www.classy.org/give/248560/#!/donation/checkout

Congratulations to another FUN and SUCCESSFUL golf tournament! Your support of our mission to provide care, comfort, and support to families with critically ill children is very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference! - Noel Burcelis, Executive Director RMHOC

Congratulations to our tournament winners:

1st place was Team NTT: Ken Lawonn, David Dunn, Rob Adams, Shaun Shuck. 

2nd Place was Team Palo Alto: James Brady, Scott Zavala, Steve Seibert, Jan Wong


Thank you to all of our sponsors, especially our title sponsor, Sirius Healthcare. 


A very special thank you to our Celebrity CxOs:

James Brady, CIO Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Chris Convey, CISO Sharp HealthCare

Kent Hoyos, CIO Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Ken Lawonn, CIO Sharp HealthCare


And lastly, I want to thank my planning committee for all their time and effort these last six months: Evan Behm, C’Mone Byrd, April Wright, Robin O’Leary, Joanne Underwood and Geri Pavia. 

Some of the HIMSS SoCal board members who enjoyed the day with us:

L-R: Ernesto Santana, Krystal Di Stefano, Karen Kennedy, Alan Young, LeRoy Smith, Kenza Tikito, Joanne Underwood, James Brady

L-R: Ernesto Santana, Sarah Richardson, Alan Young, RMHOC Executive Director Noel Burcelis, Karen Kennedy, Krystal Di Stefano, Carl Hill

Be sure to keep an eye out for a Save the Date for the 7th Annual HIMSS SoCal Charity Golf Tournament! If you have any questions, comments, concerns or are interested in being part of the 2020 planning committee, please contact me at kdistefano@t2techgroup.com