PATRICK SOON SHIONG DONATED $ 35 MILLION FOR WEST L A ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL  HEALTH CARE CENTERS – DUBBED “THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE” COMPLETE WITH LEADING EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT.

HE ALSO UNDERWROTE/GUARANTEED A DONATION OF $ 100 MILLION TO RE-OPEN MARTIN LUTHER KING MEDICAL CENTER IN SOUTH L A.

HE IS DONATING ONE BILLION DOLLARS FOR A PUBLIC MEDICAL INFOMATION SUPER HIGHWAY CALLED THE “HEALTH CARE HIGHWAY.”

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Patrick Soon Shiong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Soon-Shiong

Early life

Soon-Shiong was born in apartheid South Africa to Chinese immigrant parents, who fled from China during World War II. He graduated from high school at age 16 and received his medical degree at age 23 from the University of Witwatersrand, finishing fourth out of 189.

After finishing his internship at Johannesburg’s General Hospital, Dr. Soon-Shiong earned a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, where he was the first resident to receive multiple research awards simultaneously from the American College of Surgeons, the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the American Association of Academic Surgery.

He then moved to the United States where he initiated his surgical training at University of California, Los Angeles, became a board-certified surgeon both as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) and a Fellow of the American College of surgeons and joined the medical school faculty at UCLA as Assistant professor at age 31.

Career

Soon-Shiong founded APP in 1997. Soon-Shiong joined the faculty of UCLA Medical School in 1983. He left UCLA in 1991 to start VivoRx, a diabetes research firm. Forbes estimates his fortune is $3.5 billion, ranking him #87 among billionaires. [1]

On July 7, 2008 it was reported that Soon-Shiong, who owns more than 80 percent of American Pharmaceutical Partners (APP), agreed to sell his stake to Fresenius SE for 3.7 billion US dollars.[2]

Forbes Magazine

#60 Patrick Soon-Shiong

NET WORTH $5.8 billion pastedGraphic.pdf

SOURCE APP Pharmaceuticals (quote: APPX), Pharmaceuticals, Self made

AGE 56

MARITAL STATUS Married, 2 children

HOMETOWN Los Angeles, CA, United States

EDUCATION University of Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Arts / Science

University of Witwatersrand, Medical Doctor

Dad was a village doctor in China; family immigrated to South Africa during WWII. Finished high school at age 16; was a doctor by 23. Got only half-salary because of apartheid race rules. Joined UCLA faculty 1980; developed technique for inserting islet cells into pancreas to treat diabetes.

Founded VivoRx; quit after fight with brother, investors. Took American Pharmaceutical Partners public 2001. Invented cancer drug Abraxane; nanotech drug is more potent, has fewer side effects. Split company in two last year: APP Pharmaceuticals creates hospital products; Abraxis BioScience develops drugs (shares up 130% since split).

Sold APP Pharmaceuticals to German dialysis-clinic operator Fresenius for $5.6 billion including debt in July; will net $3 billion when deal closes at the end of the year.

Plans to use proceeds to create “the Bell Labs of health care.” Will hire mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, doctors to build database of biological markers to better identify ailments, treatments.


MLK Hospital Clips from TV


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Donating $ 100 million to MLK hospital after donating $ 35 million for St John’s Hospital



Billionaire Doc Offers $100 Million Guaranty to Re-Open Hospital


http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/10/29/billionaire-doc-offers-100-million-guaranty-to-re-open-hospital/


Billionaire offers $100-million guaranty to reopen King hospital


The funding from Patrick Soon-Shiong’s family foundation would underwrite a University of California effort to resuscitate the medical center near Watts.

Billionaire offers $100-million guaranty to reopen King hospital — latimes.com


Los Angeles pharmaceutical billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong announced plans Wednesday to provide University of California regents with a $100-million guaranty underwriting the county’s latest proposal to reopen long-troubled Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital by 2012.

County officials have expressed misgivings about Soon-Shiong’s efforts to reopen the hospital in the past. But he said the funding from his family foundation comes “with no strings attached” and is intended to reassure university officials hesitant to reopen the hospital.

“This could be the county hospital of the future,” said Soon-Shiong, 57, a former UCLA surgeon.


Announcing The Chan Soon-Shiong Centers at Saint John’s Health Center


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May be the Most advanced Health Care Center in the World


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