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Laguna Resident Receives the First Mission Cup

Cathy and Richard Gordinier
Mission Hospital’s Cathy Collins and Richard Gordinier


The first Mission Cup was awarded to Laguna Beach resident Richard Gordinier by Mission Hospital Foundation in recognition of his service on the hospital’s board.

Gordinier, with 27 years of experience as a senior executive of public and private companies, affiliated with Mission Hospital in June 2012 and has shown his support as an ambassador.


Local Receives Industry’s Top Ranking

Karen Testman
Karen Testman

Laguna Beach resident named among the top named hospital CFOs.

Becker’s Hospital Review named local resident Karen Testman as among the most impressive health care finance executives in the country.

Testman, a 20-year health care veteran, works as chief financial officer of MemorialCare Health System, which operates Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente.

Doctor Develops Drinkable Sun Protection

Dr. Bobby Awadalla.
Dr. Bobby Awadalla.

The  world’s first drinkable sun protection supplement has been developed by Laguna Beach dermatologist, Dr. Bobby Awadalla.

After four years of development, Awadalla has produced UVO, a liquid supplement that he says prevents sun damage from the inside out. Each orange-peach flavored bottle contains 30 vitamins and antioxidants that offer three to five hours of full-body sun protection.

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Correction appended June 19, 2015.

Mission Hospital Foundation Chief Development Officer Cathleen A. Collins was incorrectly identified with Richard Gordinier, the first recipient of the Mission Cup.



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