Grace Leland

Grace Leland receives bouquet of flowers

On Thursday, June 9, 2022 we gathered to celebrate Grace Leland's 66 years of service to Northridge Hospital Medical Center. It was a wonderful event and meant so much to Grace. Past and present physicians, administrators, staff and friends, all joined in the recognition to say thank you and to bestow upon Grace their best wishes. 

2022 Trophy presented to Nina Hirsch

It is with great pleasure that Northridge Hospital Foundation announces the Grace Leland Tribute Fund which has been established in honor of Grace. This award will be given annually to an individual who exemplifies the outstanding characteristics of dedication, devotion and commitment to Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The same qualities Grace brought to work every day.

The selected individual will receive a beautiful crystal award and a $250 gift certificate(s) to a restaurant(s) of their liking. The gift certificate(s) will allow us to support eating establishments in our local community. This award will also allow the hospital to keep the Legacy of Grace Leland alive for many years to come.

2023 Grace Leland Recipient


2023 "Grace Leland Tribute" Award

Presented to Susan Shamban, Director, Manager, Employee Health Services.


Congratulations to Sue Shamban who received the second annual Grace Leland Tribute Award. The first recipient of the Grace Leland Tribute Award, Nina Hirsch, Director of Medical Staff Services, presented this honor to Sue, who was recognized for her immeasurable impact and numerous contributions to the hospital.

Sue dedicated her time to ensuring that employees were healthy and able to do their job in a safe manner. She played an instrumental role during disaster preparedness events and most recently during our COVID outbreak. She handled the command center and ensured that staff had the proper equipment to work in  critical environment.



 2022 Inaugural "Grace Leland Tribute" Award

Presented to Nina Hirsch, Director, Medical Staff Administration.