Dick Clark, the host of “American Bandstand” and more recently the person who counted down the seconds until the new year, died today at 82.
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center today remembered Clark who was treated at the hospital in 2004 after suffering a stroke.
Patricia Modrzejewski, president of the Providence Health & Services Foundation, Valley Service Area, said in a statement that “Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center lost a wonderful friend today. Dick Clark stood among our heroes for his dedication to building a state-of-the-art neuroscience program at our hospital.”
A one-time stroke patient, Clark, along with his wife Kari Clark, chaired the committee raising money to establish our inpatient neuroscience unit, which was named in their honor – the Kari and Dick Clark Neuroscience Unit, she said.