February 13, 2012
CHOC Children’s has appointed Graig R. Eastin to the position of vice president of the CHOC Children’s Foundation. Eastin will lead the Foundation’s efforts to secure philanthropic support, and generate community awareness and resources for CHOC Children's.
“I am excited to join the CHOC Children’s Foundation and help advance philanthropy efforts for CHOC,” said Eastin. “With our comprehensive fundraising campaign on track and our new tower opening in 2013, I look forward to being part of such a transformative period in the hospital’s history.”
Eastin has more than 24 years in higher education and health-related development. Most recently he worked for eight years at the University of California, San Diego in various executive positions, including associate vice chancellor for development. Prior to UC San Diego, he led fundraising efforts for Harbor-UCLA Research and Educational Institute, The Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes, and the University of San Diego Moores Cancer Center. He also served as the director of major gifts for the University of Southern California/Kenneth Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
Graig holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in counseling psychology, from the University of Southern California.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Monica Garcia, Sr. Public Relations Specialist
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