ASIAN AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE DONATED $ 100 MILLION

KyaemonJanuary 20, 201023min2165

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


http://www.vimeo.com/8067179

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


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


May be the Most advanced Health Care Center in the World


Click the video inside



5 comments

  • Kyaemon

    January 20, 2010 at 1:18 am

    If links don’t work, put them on browser.

    MLK Hospital Clips from TV

    http://www.vimeo.com/8067179

    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/

    Forbes Profile Piece on Dr. Soon-Shiong

    http://www.vimeo.com/8066998
    click video on top

    Interview with CNBC at Saint John’s Hospital on Vimeo

    http://www.vimeo.com/8067061

    Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong On Health Care, Obama

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/24/healthcare-obama-reform-business-billionaires-national.html

    Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong On Health Care, Obama
    Kym McNicholas, 08.25.09, 06:00 AM EDT
    Soon-Shiong earned his billions from developing drugs to combat cancer; he talks about how to eliminate health care fraud.
    
    Patrick Soon-Shiong, a self-made billionaire through injectable and breakthrough nanoparticle anticancer technology drug development, is now focusing his philanthropic efforts on creating a national highway for health care. He is donating $1 billion of the $3 billion he netted from the $5.6 billion sale of APP Pharmaceuticals to create the Bell Labs of Health Care. His goal is to build a smart grid for health care, which aims to not only provide greater transparency for doctors and patients to better identify ailments and treatments, but to also eliminate fraud and abuse in today’s health care system.
    Click video in the middle

    Excerpts of Interview

    Kym McNicholas: It’s the smart grid for medicine. And you’re creating this, in part, through $1 billion that you had made the commitment for philanthropy, correct?

    Correct. The idea is to actually go across the country and bring scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, biologists, clinicians, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, all together. And really integrate, truly integrate, information from the basic science to the bench to the clinic…..

    So have you had a conversation with President Obama about your findings?

    Yeah … I’ve had the opportunity to say hello to him. And he’s aware of this. I’ve met with Secretary Sibelius, and I’ve met with David Blumenthal. And I’ve met with members of the National Library of Medicine and Dr. Don Lindberg. I presented this to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science.

    And what has been their reaction? What was President Obama’s reaction?

    Well, I think his reaction was he believes this is important work, and he would introduce me to the right people to make sure this would happen was his statement to me in this. You know, I think he’s clearly committed to health care reform. And the difficulty, I believe, is that people are coming from all kinds of avenues to feed at this trough of stimulus

    creating this, in part, through $1 billion that you had made the commitment for philanthropy, correct?

    Correct. The idea is to actually go across the country and bring scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, biologists, clinicians, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, all together. And really integrate, truly integrate, information from the basic science to the bench to the clinic…..

    So have you had a conversation with President Obama about your findings?

    Yeah … I’ve had the opportunity to say hello to him. And he’s aware of this. I’ve met with Secretary Sibelius, and I’ve met with David Blumenthal. And I’ve met with members of the National Library of Medicine and Dr. Don Lindberg. I presented this to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science.

    And what has been their reaction? What was President Obama’s reaction?

    Well, I think his reaction was he believes this is important work, and he would introduce me to the right people to make sure this would happen was his statement to me in this. You know, I think he’s clearly committed to health care reform. And the difficulty, I believe, is that people are coming from all kinds of avenues to feed at this trough of stimulus money. It’s just the nature of the game, right?

  • zayaroo

    March 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

    ဒီလိုလှူတန်းတာကိုမြင်ရတော့ သာဓုခေါ်မိပါတယ်။ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံကဆေးရုံကိုလည်း လှူဒါန်းကြမယ်ဆိုရင် သိပ်ကောင်းမယ်ဗျာ။ကျွန်တော်က စီပိုးရှိနေတဲ့သူပါ။
    အသဲက သိပ်မကောင်းတော့ဘူး။ ပိုက်ဆံမရှိလို့ အသဲခြောက်မှာကို ထိုင်စောင့်နေရသူပါ။ ကျွန်တော့်လို လူနာမျိုးတွေ ဘယ်နှစ်ယောက်ရှိမယ်မသိဘူး။ ကုသမယ်ဆိုရင်လည်း ကျပ်သိန်း ၁၅ဝလောက်ကုန်မယ်သိရတယ်။ ဘယ်လိုများဆက်ပြီးလုပ်ကြမလဲ။ HIV လူနာတွေကိုလည်း ကိုယ်ချင်းစာမိတယ်။ ဒီလိုလူမျိုးတွေအတွက် Donater တွေကို ဘယ်လိုရှာကြမလဲ။ သိကြရင် ကူညီပြီးရှာပေးကြပါဗျာ။ အမေ့တစ်ယောက်ထဲကို ဘယ်လိုမှ စိတ်မချနိုင်ဘူး။

  • kai

    March 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    အမေရိကမှာ ငွေတပြားမှပေးစရာမလိုပဲ ရောဂါပျောက်အောင်ကုလို့ရတဲ့နေရာရှိပါပြီ။ ဗမာတယောက် ပျောက်ပြီး ဆင်းလာပါတယ်။
    သူက သတင်းပေးတာနဲ့ …အဲဒီဆေးရုံကို မန်းလေးဂေဇက် က အားလုံးသိနိုင်အောင် အင်တာဗျူးသွား မေးထားပါတယ်။ ဒီလထုတ်သတင်းစာမှာ ပါလာပါလိမ့်မယ်။
    နောက်တပါတ်ထဲ ဒေါင်းလုပ် လုပ်ဖတ်ကြည့်ပါခင်ဗျား..။
    ဝက်ဘ်ဆိုက်မှာ တင်ပေးဖို ့လည်းကြိုးစားပါ့မယ်။ ဆက်သွယ်ဖို ့လိပ်စာပါ ထည့်ပေးလိုက်ပါမယ်။
    လုံးဝစိတ်ဓါတ်မကျပါနဲ့။ ရအောင်ကြိုးစားလုပ်ကြည့်ပါ။ (မြန်မာပြည်ကဆိုရင်)သံရုံးကို ဆေးစာတွေနဲ့တကွ ဗီဇာဝင်ကြည့်ပါလို့ အားပေးတိုက်တွန်းလိုက်ပါတယ်။

    • zayaroo

      March 31, 2010 at 9:31 am

      အခုလိိုအားပေးတာကို အရမ်းကျေးဇူးတင်ပါတယ်။ဆေးရုံရဲ့ဝပ်ဆိုက်ကိုဝင်ကြည့်ပြီးပါပြီ။ ဆေးရုံနဲ့ဘယ်လိိုဆက်သွယ်ရမယ်ဆိုတာ ကျေးဇူးပြုပြီး လမ်းညွှန်ပေးပါအုံး

  • fatty

    February 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    ကိုယ့်ဆရာရေ .. ဆရာ kai ပြောသလိုပါဘဲ စိတ်ဓါတ်ကိုတော့ နည်းလမ်းရှာပြီးထိမ်းထားပါ။ ခင်ဗျားက C ပိုး
    ကျနော်က ဆီးချို သွေးတိုး နဲ့ B ပိုးပါရှိပါတယ်။ စားရသောက်ရတာလဲစိတ်တိုင်းမကျ ၊ ဝေဒနာကလဲ အမြဲခံစားနေရတော့ နေချင်စိတ်ကိုမရှိတော့တာပါ။ ဒါပေမဲ့ ကလေးတွေရှိသေးတော့ နည်းမျိုးစုံရှာပြီး
    အားတင်းထားရပါတယ်။ မြန်မာပြည်ကဆိုရင် ဘယ်သူနဲ့များပြနေပါသလဲ။ ဒီပြည်တွင်းမှာတတ်နိုင်တာရှိရင်တော့
    ကူညီပါ့မယ်။ အသည်းအားဆေးတွေတော့မှန်မှန်သောက်နေမယ်ထင်ပါရဲ့။

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