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LUTHERAN HEALTHCARE’S 126TH ANNIVERSARY GALA RAISES NEARLY $1.2 MILLION

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Wendy Z. Goldstein, Thomas J. Edwards, chairman of the Lutheran HealthCare Board of Trustees (right), present Michael J. Doyle with the Sister Elisabeth Fedde Medal of Service.

LUTHERAN HEALTHCARE'S 126TH ANNIVERSARY GALA RAISES NEARLY $1.2 MILLION
830 guests help raise funds for a new ICU

May 21, 2008, Brooklyn, New York…Lutheran HealthCare's annual black tie event was a smash success attended by more than 830 partygoers who helped raise nearly $1.2 million. The gala at Chelsea Piers celebrated Lutheran's 126th anniversary and helped raise critical funds to be used toward a new intensive care unit (ICU). Note to Editors: high resolution event photos are available.

Dr. Kumar presents Mark Ciaglia, D.O., with the first annual Sampath R. Kumar surgical residency award.



The event honored individuals who have made significant contributions to Brooklyn's health: Michael J. Doyle, president and CEO, Medsphere Systems Corporation, and Lutheran's own Sampath R. Kumar, M.D., general and vascular surgeon. The gala also served as the launch of the first annual Sampath R. Kumar surgical residency award. The award will provide a $5,000 grant to one surgical resident each year.

"Mr. Doyle is a proven thought leader who has excelled at creating value for his investors, specifically in health care technology," said Wendy Z. Goldstein, president and CEO. "As a practicing board certified surgeon for more than 25 years, Dr. Kumar is a committed and beloved Brooklyn doctor who has impacted thousands of lives for the better. They both exemplify the Lutheran spirit of giving and I am proud to call them both friends and partners," she added.

Thomas J. Edwards, George S. Ferzli, M.D., chairman of surgery (second from right), and Wendy Z. Goldstein present Sampath R. Kumar, M.D., general and vascular surgeon, with the Sister Elisabeth Fedde Medal of Service.

Through a unique public private partnership, Medsphere Systems Corporation is helping Lutheran significantly improve patient safety, medical care, and efficiency with its open source electronic medical record technology. The medical center is the first voluntary hospital on the east coast to implement the company's electronic medical record system.

The packed event, emceed by NBC4 News Anchor Michael Gargiulo, attracted a venerable who's who in New York including local elected officials and Sopranos star, Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts on the hit HBO show). Additional highlights included a silent auction featuring a one of a kind experience on the set of "Gossip Girl," VIP event tickets, vacation homes, designer jewelry, sports memorabilia, and much more.

In keeping with the gala's  Martinis and Motown theme, Carol Sylvan performed the songs of Aretha Franklin, wow-ing gala guests.


 


 





 

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