A Picture Is Worth….

40 Year MDs at City Council 11-13-2015The City Council of Santa Clarita on Tuesday, November 10th, honored ten physicians for their 40 years of dedication to our hospital and the community.

We celebrated Veterans Day the next day.

Here are some hidden facts about this photo.

From left to right:

Councilmember Dante Acosta – lost son in the Afghanistan war (he wanted to be a surgeon) 

Councilmember Laurene Weste

Allen Karz, M.D., cardiologist – Vietnam veteran

John Cocco, M.D., internist – Vietnam veteran

David Mysko, M.D., family practice – first Board of Directors – Canadian, couldn’t serve 

Mayor Marsha McLean

Larry Leiter, M.D., family practice – veteran

John Kaufman, M.D., orthopedist

Doug Gadowski, M.D., cardiologist – awarded Bronze Star for Bravery, Vietnam veteran

Councilmember TimBen Boydston – veteran

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar – Green Beret, Vietnam veteran

A picture may be worth a thousand words, especially about our community, but I added a few more for clarity.

Also, not pictured:

Arthur Vatz, M.D., urologist – Vietnam veteran

Jerry Garrett, M.D., urologist

Arnold Barton, M.D., ophthalmologist – first Chief of Staff

Larry Sherman, M.D., pediatrician 

Thank you to the City Council and these physicians for your sacrifice and continued service, allowing Santa Clarita to flourish and grow.

Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.

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