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Joe and Sarah Kiani got the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian Award at a dinner and program Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Kiani is founder and Chief Executive of device maker Masimo Corp. in Irvine.
He came to the U.S. from Iran at age nine, graduated high school at 15 and earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at age 22, a spokesperson said.
Joe is founder of the Patient Safety Movement that works to reduce preventable patient death in U.S. hospitals. Sarah is a board member of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition.
Their global efforts focus on medical, education, and standard-of-living issues and have included helping hospitals and medical personnel in more than a dozen countries on three continents in projects from safer surgery, cleft palate reconstruction, and pneumonia treatment to building schools.
The Humanitarian Award from the 104-year-old civil rights group recognizes leadership in one’s profession and philanthropic and civic contributions
Masimo Corp. had net income of $301 million on revenue of $695 million last year and traded recently at a $4.5 billion market cap.