Caduceus Society

A History of Commitment and Support

Formed in 1982 by the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, the Caduceus Society is comprised of philanthropic medical staff, whose membership is an integral part of the hospital’s financial support. Funds raised are used to support the purchase of capital medical equipment, facility improvements and the medical staff endowment fund.

Philanthropic support from the medical staff of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is critical to the hospital’s success. Through annual dues, physicians generously continue a personal and professional relationship with the community and the hospital, underscoring the importance of the mission of providing the community with exceptional care.

While an investment in the hospital and the community offers its own rewards, members of the Caduceus Society also receive additional benefits that further their commitment to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Over the years, the Society has raised more than $500,000, most of which has been re-invested back into the hospital in capital improvements. In addition, the Society launched a campaign in 2007 to help the hospital’s future capital needs and has raised more than a half a million dollars for a medical staff endowment fund.

Why Join?

Joining the Caduceus Society illustrates your commitment to your profession and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. You join a cadre of like-minded medical professionals dedicated to providing quality care to the Foothill communities. More importantly, your membership demonstrates your willingness to serve the hospital as a valued member of the medical staff. Your dues allow the hospital to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technologies. You join a Society who believes in honoring the physician – physicians who take pride in USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and the clinical excellence it represents.

Membership Levels

Caduceus Society Fellow: $2,000 (annual fee – due July 1)
Benefits:

  • You join at the highest level of membership and are recognized accordingly at each event and at every opportunity.
  • You become a member of a physician-based Society whose core values represent giving back to the hospital and the community with which you serve.
  • You become a member of an elite society that values physicians and supports physicians.
  • You become a member of a society that believes in working for a community hospital and providing personalized medicine and world-class care.
  • Your photo will be prominently displayed on the Caduceus Society Wall on the 3rd floor of the hospital for other physicians, patients and visitors to see.
  • You will receive a commemorative pin with fellow designation.
  • Recognition of this distinguished level in society and foundation publications.
  • Recognition in all invitations to Caduceus Society events.
  • You will receive invitations to special events throughout the year for maximum networking opportunities.
  • You will receive a charitable tax donation for your membership dues.

Caduceus Society Member: $1,000 (annual fee – due July 1)
Benefits:

  • You become a member of a physician-based Society whose core values represent giving back to the hospital and the community with which you serve.
  • You become a member of an elite society that values physicians and supports physicians.
  • You become a member of a society that believes in working for a community hospital and providing personalized medicine and world-class care.
  • Your photo will be prominently displayed on the Caduceus Society Wall on the 3rd floor of the hospital for other physicians, patients and visitors to see.
  • You will receive a commemorative pin.
  • You will receive invitations to special events throughout the year for maximum networking opportunities.
  • You will receive a charitable tax donation for your membership dues.

Additional Giving Opportunities

In addition to Caduceus Society membership, which is only offered to those on staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, we encourage anyone to support the hospital all year by making a contribution to the following giving opportunities:

Capital Equipment and Technology

Provides funds for the hospital to purchase the most up-to-date equipment and technology, so that it can continue to provide the community with state-of-the-art healthcare.

Medical Staff Endowment Fund

These funds are held for future needs of the hospital as they arise.

Unrestricted Funds

These funds are used wherever the need is the greatest.

Current Members

Click here to see a current list of caduceus society members.

Join Today!

If you would like more information on the Caduceus Society or additional giving If you would like more information on the Caduceus Society or additional giving opportunities, please contact Stephanie Van Sickel, Director of Major Gifts, at Stephanie.Vansickel@vhh.usc.edu or (818) 952-3534.

Upcoming and Recent Events:

Caduceus Society attends Beers of California event

On Thursday, April 25th the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Caduceus Society hosted a Beers of California Tasting event.

Learn more about The Caduceus Society.

Last modified: June 20, 2017