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News & Publications >> Press & Media >> Allen Matkins Partner Gary McKitterick Receives Hoag Hospital Foundation's Vin Jorgenson Award: President's Circle

Allen Matkins Partner Gary McKitterick Receives Hoag Hospital Foundation's Vin Jorgenson Award: President's Circle

IRVINE, Calif. – October 1, 2017 Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, congratulates real estate partner Gary McKitterick for receiving a prestigious Hoag Hospital Foundation's Vin Jorgenson Award, in the President's Circle category, for his outstanding dedication and contributions to Hoag and its various committees, services and expansion projects. Gary and the other 2017 Vin Jorgenson Award honorees were celebrated at Hoag's Donor Appreciation and Awards Dinner on September 19 at the Newport Beach Country Club.

"Hoag is a place where great passion for world-class care is shared by everyone in the organization, from the numerous volunteers, to the support staff, to the amazing nurses and senior executive leadership," said Gary, who practices out of the Irvine office of Allen Matkins. "My wife Carolyn and I feel it's an honor and privilege to be part of the team at Hoag and we are both humbled by this recognition."

In 2001, Gary joined the Real Estate and Facilities Committee of the Board of Directors at Hoag, where he was instrumental in the construction of the Bill & Sue Gross Women's Pavilion and the purchase of properties that became Hoag Health Center Newport Beach on the Mike & Lori Gray Campus and Hoag Hospital Irvine. Gary joined the Board of Directors of Hoag in 2007 where he currently serves on the Executive Committee and served as Chair of the Hoag Board from 2013 to 2016. He has been a member of the Board of Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) since its formation and he is also a current member of the Hoag Promise Campaign Steering Committee. His wife Carolyn, also a committed Hoag volunteer, is currently a member of both the Neurosciences and Hoag Irvine Campaign Advisory Committees.

At Allen Matkins, Gary serves as legal counsel on some of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in the country, handling transactions of all sizes on a national basis representing large technology companies and office, retail, industrial, medical and residential developers and investors in a wide range of projects. He is the former Vice-Chair of Allen Matkins Real Estate Practice Group and has been selected as one of the top real estate lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America from 2003 to 2017.

Hoag was the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report and was ranked the #3 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California. Hoag was also the only Orange County hospital ranked in the top 10 for California. Additionally, Hoag was #25 nationally in Orthopedics, #27 nationally in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, #46 nationally in Pulmonology and #47 nationally in Geriatrics. 


Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.


Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California:  Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.  The firm's areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors' rights, joint ventures and tax; labor, employment and OSHA; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit