A history of commitment and support
Formed in 1982 by the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, the Caduceus Society is composed 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 donated and re-invested nearly $1 million back into the hospital, funding equipment and programs that provide direct, positive impact on patient care across all medical disciplines.
Joining the Caduceus Society illustrates your commitment to your profession and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. You join a group 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 that takes pride in its hospital and the clinical excellence it represents.
Caduceus Society Member: $1,000 (annual fee – due July 1)
- Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year to meet fellow physicians in a social setting, building both personal and professional relationships
- Recognition in Caduceus Society and Foundation publications
- Recognition on website
- Recognition in all invitations to Caduceus Society events
- Caduceus Society-branded swag
- A charitable tax donation for your membership dues
Caduceus Society Fellow: $2,000 (annual fee – due July 1)
Benefits in addition to those listed above:
- Invitation to special, yearly “Fellows Only” event, in partnership with hospital leadership
- Opportunity to be featured in digital collateral around the hospital and via Foundation e-communication as the “Fellow of the Month”
- Recognition at each event and at every opportunity as having joined at the highest level of membership
- Caduceus Society Fellows will receive a special gift at joining
*Membership valid from July 1–June 30
Join or renew today
If you are new to the Caduceus Society, you may join today by clicking the button below. If you are an existing member, you can renew your membership by making a gift to the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Fund. Use the donation button below, and we will specially designate your gift to the Caduceus Society.
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
This 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.
These funds are used wherever the need is the greatest.
If you would like more information on the Caduceus Society or to find out about additional giving opportunities, please contact Stephanie Van Sickel, Director of Major Gifts, at Stephanie.Vansickel@vhh.usc.edu or (818) 952-3534.
Click here to see a current list of caduceus society members.