SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Excitement was in the air at the golf course as Chinese Hospital held its 26th
Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, October 4, 2021. Returning for the first time since the pandemic
started, over 280 players and guests gathered at the world class Olympic Club in San Francisco to join
in the tournament and awards ceremony.
Golfing got underway with a “shotgun start” format, officiated by Chinese Hospital CEO, Dr. Jian Zhang
and California State Assemblymember David Chiu. Players enjoyed the delights of a round of golf on the
challenging and rewarding Lake and Ocean courses, followed by an awards ceremony. During the
evening, there were also opportunities to bid fine wines; dining experiences at the French Laundry, a 3-
Michelin star restaurant and the Harborview Restaurant & Bar, a Michelin Guide restaurant; a vacation
package to Lake Tahoe, and more. The live auction hosted by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
and San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin was the highlight of the evening.
“This has always been one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mr. Kitman Chan, Chinese Hospital
Board Chairman. “It was great to connect with the community again. In addition, this golf tournament is
an especially important event for all of us, signaling one of many steps towards greater normalcy. We are
grateful to our sponsors and donors for their generous support. The donation will support our ongoing
efforts to combat the threat of the coronavirus.”
26 years ago, the late Mayor Edwin Lee and late community leader Rose Pak co-founded the Chinese
Hospital Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds to provide quality care to the underserved Chinese
community. Because it was such a great success, it has turned into an annual charitable event. Today,
the Charity Golf Tournament is recognized as one of the premier golf tournaments in San Francisco. Last
year’s Golf Tournament was cancelled because of the global pandemic, but the Hospital’s work to protect
the community has not stopped; its mission remains the same. For over 122 years, we have been
dedicated to providing quality healthcare services to our patients and community.
Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO, thanks all sponsors, donors, golf committee and staff for making
the event possible. “The Golf Tournament is one of our major fundraising events. Over the last 26 years,
the millions of dollars raised has made a tremendous impact on our patients and community, especially
during the difficult times. And once again this year, our donors go above and beyond to show their support
to our community, and we couldn’t be more thankful and proud. Also, I truly appreciate all the hard work
from the golf committee and our staff who put so much effort in making this year’s golf tournament a
wonderful event,” said Dr. Zhang.
Proceeds from the event will support Chinese Hospital’s Momentum Fund, which helps to: maintain a
vigilant COVID posture; purchase much needed new and replacement equipment; provide care for the
most vulnerable patients; enhance the telehealth program to reach more patients; help fund new services;
and begin phased improvements to our Outpatient Building.
Chinese Hospital is looking forward to welcoming all the players and guests back next year.
Willie L. Brown Jr. Jian Zhang, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, FAAN
Kitman Chan Marc Corsi Harvey Louie Rich Rovetti
Wilson Chen Elisabeth Pang Fullerton Donald Luu Mike Seramin
Robert Chiang Ding Bong Lee Michelle Malone Robert Wong
Michael Chung Patricia Ferrin Loucks Sylvia Munguia Pittman Katherine Zhang
About Chinese Hospital
Chinese Hospital is an award-winning, modern, full-service acute care hospital with a main campus on
Jackson Street in San Francisco, an Outpatient Center in Daly City, and multiple primary, specialty and
East West clinics. Chinese Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in the United States, it is the largest
employer in Chinatown, and is a primary economic engine and principal landmark of the community. It
has been a unique contributing feature of San Francisco’s healthcare fabric for over 120 years. Known
as “The People’s Hospital”, Chinese Hospital serves a community distinguished by a majority of low
income, monolingual or linguistically isolated seniors. Of the inpatient population at Chinese Hospital,
88% are over the age of 60, and 91% are Medicare/Medi-Cal beneficiaries. While the majority are of
Chinese background, the patient pool includes an increasingly diverse mix of ethnicities such as non-
Chinese Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American. Everyone is welcome.
Chinese Hospital has recently been granted the prestigious GuideStar 2020 Platinum Seal of
Transparency, and Charity Navigator’s 100% Encompass Rating, for providing donors with sought-after
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