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Former patient calls $100,000 donation “the right thing to do” and “feels so good about doing it”
In support of heart month and in a generous way to give heartfelt thanks, Pasadena resident Moraig “Jo” Jardon has made a $100,000 donation to Huntington Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. The gift is in tribute to her cardiologist, John Easthope, M.D.
“I don’t know what I would do without Dr. Easthope. He is always there for you, and his entire staff treats everyone with respect and dignity,” says Jardon. “The older you get the more you realize how important it is to give back to the community and how good it makes you feel to do so in a meaningful way. There is no better place than Huntington Hospital.”
No stranger to the healthcare field, Jardon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland. Upon moving to California, she worked at Los Angeles’ Shriners Hospital for Children as well as in the private practice of her husband, an obstetrician/gynecologist. Both she and her husband are former patients of Huntington Hospital, and Jo is a former participant in the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program.
“I marvel at what goes on at Huntington in terms of the advanced care and technologies,” Jardon says. “My husband spent his life dedicated to the medical industry, and healthcare has always been such a big part of my life that making this gift and saying thank you to Huntington just seemed like the right thing to do. And I feel so good about doing it.”