Debra Stottlemyer ’86

Debra Stottlemyer ’86, AA President, have recently retired from an internal medicine clinical career to care for hre three elderly parents in addition to my quadriplegic husband. She remains an active faculty member, and was able to volunteer at the school. Doug Hegstad ’80-A, chair of internal medicine at LLUH, asked faculty alumni to help…

H. Del Schutte Jr. ’84

H. Del Schutte Jr. ’84, AA Past President and an orthopedic surgeon, says that business has slowed given the cancellation of elective ortho cases. As Chief of Surgery at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, South Carolina, he has been active in facilitating $10,000 contributions from his colleagues toward a general fund to avoid layoffs of…

Jon Kattenhorn ’74

Jon Kattenhorn ’74, AA President-elect, retired from his OB practice in Idaho late last year and has relocated to Southern California. He is temporarily living with his daughter and family while waiting for the house he just purchased to be occupancy ready. Cherishing the time to connect with his family, he is primarily enjoying homeschooling…

Steven Hildebrand ’80-A

Steven Hildebrand ’80-A, AA Mission Council Co-chair, cardiologist and Chief of the Medical Staff at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, is consumed with many levels of planning for a potential COVID19 patient surge which he hopes and prays will never be needed. Additionally, he donates considerable time and energy to maintain “constructive, peaceful cooperation” between various…

Gina Mohr ’96

Gina Mohr ’96, AA Student Affairs Council Chair, is a family practitioner and palliative care physician at Loma Linda who also uses the word “surreal.” She reports that this past week, LLU Medical Center has been more on the empty side. She has been very involved as a member of the Ethics Committee as they…

Marilene Wang ’86

Marilene Wang ’86, AA Secretary and Spiritual Vice President, is a full professor of ENT at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and practices at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. She reports the hospital being eerily quiet while awaiting the surge. ORs are at 20% capacity, and the hospital is only 48% full. They…

Mark Bolton ’94

Mark Bolton ’94, Holding Fund President, is the CEO of Federal Healthcare Services, which staffs health care providers to remote areas of the U.S. When COVID-19 hit, he was working at the ED at Lost Rivers, a tiny critical access hospital in Arco, Idaho, population ~2000. (Trivia fact: It was the first town in history…

Tiffany Priester ’04

Tiffany Priester ’04, AA Mission Council Co-chair, is a cardiologist at the VA in Loma Linda. She is definitely on the front lines as the cardiology service is actively called to the ED to rule out cardiac causes when patients present with shortness of breath. Additionally, there are known positive COVID-19 employees at the local…

Steven Herber ’86

Steve Herber ’86, AA Assistant Financial Officer, plastic surgeon and CEO of St. Helena Hospital, says he is spending his days preparing for the surge, which has yet to materialize in north Napa Valley.  This includes working directly with county health officials. “Never,” he says, “have I been so busy doing so little,” as all…

Nanette E. Wuchenich ’78-A

June 25, 1947 – April 6, 2020 Nanette E. Wuchenich ’78-A died peacefully on April 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born June 25, 1947, to John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest of six children. Dr. Wuchenich loved learning, and as a child she attended art, ballet,…