Johnny Mathis (Photo courtesy Saint John's Health Center)

Johnny Mathis (Photo courtesy Saint John’s Health Center)

Saint John’s Health Center raised $100,000 for its gastrointestinal department last month with the help of crooner Johnny Mathis at a private event in Los Angeles.

The hospital held a dinner for just under 100 donors at the Mullin Automotive Private Collection on Feb. 23 featuring Mathis, a patient of the center.

All proceeds benefited the gastrointestinal department to purchase new technologies and equipment.

Guests were treated to a display of pre-World War I French touring automobiles and a French bistro dinner before Mathis took the stage for an hour.

The singer is best known for jazz and pop music standards like “Chances Are,” “Wonderful! Wonderful!,” “Misty” and “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and has released 200 singles with 71 songs charted around the world.

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