Huntington Hospital is proud to announce that President and CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, will be participating on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float in the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade.
The theme of the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float is “Years of Hope, Years of Courage” and will feature a 30-foot flower replica of the Statue of Liberty. A symbol of enlightenment, the statue will hold the tablet of the 19th Amendment and across her body gracefully will drape a suffrage sash that says – Votes for Women. In addition, various leaders in the categories of science, peace makers, social justice and humanitarian efforts will be representing the advancement and support of women and girls. Dr. Morgan will be representing medicine and business on the float.
“As the first female president and CEO of Huntington Hospital, it is a great honor to be celebrating women and the right to vote on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float,” said Dr. Morgan. “Equality, human rights, diversity and inclusion belongs in every city. I’m proud to be representing not only our hospital and the field of medicine, but every woman in our community. I stand with you to offer hope and courage as you pursue your dreams.”
Dr. Morgan became President and CEO of Huntington Hospital in September 2017. As a little girl, she always knew she wanted to help people by becoming a doctor. With supportive parents, no one ever told her she couldn’t achieve her goals. Not only did she excel as a trauma surgeon, but since her arrival, Huntington Hospital has achieved five consecutive “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group, the gold standard in patient safety and most recently two national rankings from U.S. News & World report.
Before moving to Pasadena and starting her position at Huntington Hospital, Dr. Morgan spent eight years as a Corporate Vice President of Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She served as President of Legacy Health’s largest facility in Portland, the 554-bed Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and also as President and Chair of the Board for the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a psychiatric hospital and emergency room developed in partnership with Adventist Health, Kaiser Health and Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Morgan received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, then completed her surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and her trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Morgan is a board-certified trauma surgeon and intensivist. She received her MBA from Pacific Lutheran University where she concentrated on technology and innovation management.
The float will also include a “bouquet of suffrage descendants” featuring family members in direct line to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass. These descendants today are carrying forth the work of their ancestors that still needs to be done in our democracy.