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Dr. Erno S. Daniel Legacy Award

daniel-ernoErno S. Daniel, MD, PhD was a renowned physician who spent his entire professional career at Sansum Clinic. He joined the Internal Medicine department in 1978 and practiced there until his sudden death on February 21, 2015.

Martha Daniel and their children Kristina, Michael, Mary and Monica were touched by the outpouring of support from family, friends, colleagues, the medical staff and patients. Knowing how much Sansum Clinic meant to Erno, it was the family’s decision to request that gifts in his memory be directed to the Clinic. The family wanted something very special to commemorate Dr. Daniel’s commitment, dedication, and integrity, and with the memorial funds raised the Dr. Erno S. Daniel Legacy Award was established. This award is given annually to an employee in the Internal Medicine department at Pesetas who exemplifies compassion, dedication, and integrity.

Dr. Erno S. Daniel Legacy Award Recipients:
2016 – Alex Mahto, RN
2017 – Ervin Loeza
2018 – Damaris Campero
2019 – Monica Picard, RN
2020 – Luke Dobson
2021 – Esteban Alfaro
2022 – Yazmin Vega Escalera
2023 – Hailey Yates
2024 – Adriana Perez

Bryce Holderness and Adriana Perez

If you would like information about making a gift to the Dr. Erno S. Daniel Legacy Award please contact Dru A. Hartley, Director of Philanthropy, at or (805) 681-7726.


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