Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hoag Memorial Hospital


The Hoag Memorial Hospital began as an idea way back in 1944. The Reverend Raymond Brahams, other Presbyterian Church members and a physician formed a corporation together called “The Presbyterian Hospital of Laguna Beach.” Together, they began to raise funding to build a hospital to serve the communities in Orange County California.

David GianuliasHowever, it would be a few years before the vision for this hospital could become reality, there were some hiccups on the road to the building. Though they were able to secure the property for the hospital, after World War II they were unable to afford the higher cost of construction in order to begin building.

The Hoag Family Foundation, founded by George Hoag, was established 10 years prior to the incidents regarding the hospital. The Hoag Family Foundation was gracious enough to donate enough funds to build the hospital. Due to the support of both the community and the Hoag family, the hospital was completed, and opened on September 15, 1952.

Today the Hoag Memorial Hospital has several awards and accreditations as a result of the excellent care given there. Hoag was also names one of the America’s top 50 hospitals by an independent researching firm, and was also awarded the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, the Critical Care Excellence Award, the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award and the Stroke Care Excellence Award.

David Gianulias is a pillar of the Orange County community, and recognizes the excellent work done at Hoag Memorial Hospital. His grandfather Charles Hester also helped the hospital, and the lobby in the new tower bears his and his wife’s name. This is why he has donated his money to the running of the hospital, so that it can continue it’s legacy of dedicated care to the community.




It can be hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from. Genealogy, or family history is a quest for your origins, a journey to discovering your roots. By doing genealogy, you can find out who your ancestors were, where they came from, and what challenges they faced.

David GianuliasDavid Gianulias was born and raised in Orange County California, but is of Greek descent. Gianulias also happens to be an extremely successful businessman. He’s President and Founder of Levendi Winery, President and CEO of G Companies, President and Founder of Rockshore Investments and Vice President and Co-Founder of Innovation Spirits.

Gianulias takes great pleasure in researching his family history. He’s extremely proud of his grandfather, Charles Hester, who built over 60,000 homes and played a pivotal role in the construction of the beloved American landmark, Disneyland. He has taken after his grandfather and father in his business smarts and great work ethic.

Gianulias has also taken on the project of tracing his family’s history all the way back to ancient times, to see the true foundation upon which the Gianulias family is built. The journey towards this incredible goal is akin to puzzle solving, historian style.

If you want to being researching your family history, it’s simple enough to get started. Reach out to your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and get as much information as you can. Stories, birth dates, marriage dates, and the places where these life events took place is a great starting point.

By searching for your past, you can better define who you are, and where you are going.