Brosnan Picks Up Hospital Honor

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October 17, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan picked up a top honor in recognition of his charity work at a glitzy gala in California on Saturday.
Trustees of St. John’s Health Center Foundation in California handed the Irish actor the Caritas Award and praised him as an individual who “demonstrates compassion and concern for others through exceptional service to the community”.

Foundation Chair Donna Tuttle explains, “The extraordinary passion Pierce Brosnan brings to his family, his profession and his community reflects the true spirit of Caritas.

“It is for this and his great friendship to St. John’s that he is being honored with the award.”

Previous recipients of the Caritas Award include Sound of Music legend Dame Julie Andrews and action man-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.