From left are Celia Brugman, Dr. Diana Friend, Karen Earl, Dr. Angela Parker, Dr. Sylvia Swilley, and Dr. Ivan Barrow. (Courtesy photo)

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center physicians recently celebrated National Doctors’ Day by donating $10,000 to the Jenesse Center, a prominent non-profit organization dedicated to domestic violence prevention and intervention.

The Jenesse Center, with 43 years of community involvement, offers life-saving services to victims of domestic violence, and advocates for peace in homes and relationships. Their culturally sensitive programs provide shelter, mental health counseling, life skills training, job referrals, legal services and educational initiatives to break the cycle of violence.

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“Our physicians are proud to support the communities we serve, and this year, we especially wanted to show our gratitude to the great work done by the Jenessee Center,” said Dr. Kirk Tamaddon, area medical director for Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. “Our gift on Doctors’ Day is one that comes from our mission to serve our community as best as we can.”

The physicians presented the donation during Kaiser Permanente West L.A.’s recent National Doctors’ Day celebration. On that day, doctors expressed their joy and pride in serving and giving back to the community, reinforcing their commitment to healing patients both physically and emotionally.

Participants in the check presentation were Celia Brugman, West L.A. Community Health Consultant; Dr. Diana Friend, OB/GYN, West L.A. Medical Center; Karen Earl, Jenesse Center CEO; Dr. Angela Parker, Jenesse Center Director of Trainings and Programs; Dr. Sylvia Swilley, Jenesse Center Board of Directors member; and Dr. Ivan Barrow, Pediatrics, West L.A. Medical Center.