Huntington Hospital's President and CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, Selected to Participate on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 Float in the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade Sponsored by Honda
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
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.