Huntington Hospital announced today the election of two members to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2018. Louise Henry Bryson and Robert Y. Yu have been elected as returning board members.
“The healthcare industry is constantly changing, particularly for nonprofit hospitals,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “Louise and Robert have brought valuable guidance and expertise to the Huntington Hospital board in the past, and we are extremely grateful they are returning, as we work together to continue to provide high quality, compassionate care to our community.”
Louise Bryson previously served on the Huntington Hospital board of directors from 2011 to 2016. She is chair emerita of the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust and a founding board member of Southern California Public Radio. She is currently serving on the boards of American Funds, California Community Foundation, Public Policy Institute of California, and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She is a trustee emerita of Pomona College and was inducted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and serves on its board. Louise was president of distribution for Lifetime Television and executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime Movie Networks until she retired in 2008.
Louise and her husband, John, have worked closely with Huntington Hospital through the years, including supporting patient assistance funds. Louise and John have four grown children and live in San Marino.
Also returning to the Huntington Hospital board of directors is Robert Y. Yu. Robert previously served on the Huntington Hospital board of directors between 2008-2013. He has served on the building, investment and quality board committees. Currently, Robert is CEO of R.Y. Properties, Inc. a private real estate services and development company. Previously, he was founder of Trust Bank, which merged with East West Bank, where he was a former director.
Robert and his wife, Shirley, have been generous donors of Huntington Hospital, including supporting the emergency room expansion. Robert and Shirley have three daughters and live in Arcadia.