Honoring the legacy of Dr. Nick Anas

Recently, a new memorial wall was revealed in honor of Dr. Nick Anas, beloved physician-in-chief and pediatric critical care specialist who passed away in April 2018.

Dr. Anas’ family and close friends gathered for the unveiling of the wall, located outside the PICU, and to reminisce about the impact he had at CHOC. The warm, welcoming installation features Dr. Anas’ photo and the words “Healer, Leader, Mentor, Educator, Friend and Advocate” in large silver type.

“The concept and final design of the wall was a collaborative effort,” explains Karen Gruner, senior director of communications and donor experience at CHOC Children’s Foundation. “Our goal was to create a classic, timeless wall that resonates with all those who pass by.”

Dr. Jason Knight, PICU medical director; and Dr. Paul Lubinsky, PICU associate medical director

In addition to the wall, Dr. Anas’ legacy is being recognized in several ways:

  • The simulation center and critical care floor were named after him.
  • The Nick G. Anas, MD Endowment for Pediatric Intensive Care was established. The endowment advances pediatric intensive care through research and education under the direction of the Critical Care Medical Director.
  • The Foundation’s conference room was dedicated in his memory.

Learn more about CHOC’s dedications to Dr. Anas, and how you can help honor his memory.

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