At Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH), Richard E. Chinnock ’82 was recognized with the 2019 Outstanding Clinician Award. Dr. Chinnock has served as a pediatrician at LLUCH for more than three decades and was recognized for his dedication and distinguished service. He is the chief medical officer for LLUCH and has served as chair of the department of pediatrics.
Children’s Hospital senior vice president and administrator Scott Perryman said Dr. Chinnock has shaped the hospital into what it has become and where it will head in the future.
“In Dr. Chinnock’s time at LLUCH, we’ve gone from having children’s services to a comprehensive network for children’s health,” Perryman said. “He’s truly one of the main founders of children’s health, and our gratitude for the legacy of leaders from the Chinnock family cannot be overstated.”
Dr. Chinnock said his young patients are what make him passionate about the field.
“I love the sense of wonder that children have. Each of them has a certain joy that is infectious and keeps me young as well as those of us who work with them,” he said.