19th Annual Doctors’ Ball Honors Physicians and Leaders
Louisville, Ky. (August 5, 2014)—For 19 years, the annual Doctors’ Ball, hosted by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has honored the service of area physicians and community leaders. This year’s event is planned for October 18, 2014 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown at 280 West Jefferson Street in Louisville.
The 2014 Doctors’ Ball will recognize some of the area’s most innovative and caring doctors and community leaders including:
Ardis Hoven, M.D. Ephraim McDowell Physician of the Year
Marie and Ron Abrams Community Leaders of the Year
Roberto Bolli, M.D. Excellence in Research
Morton Kasden, M.D. Excellence in Education
Rosemary Ouseph, M.D. Compassionate Physician Award
The black-tie event will include cocktails and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m., then dinner and an awards ceremony at 8 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by Body & Soul. Tickets are $250 each. To purchase tickets to the Doctors’ Ball, visit kentuckyonehealth.org/DoctorsBall or call 502.587.4596.
In 2013, the donors at Doctors’ Ball made it possible to make a charitable contribution of nearly $200,000 to the Trager Transplant Center.
Donors to the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation gave more than $10 million in 2013 to enhance patient care, educate health professionals, support leading-edge medical research, and provide access to quality health care. Donors made it possible to provide 68 scholarships to students pursuing college degrees in high-demand medical fields, and launch a Kentucky Shakespeare Program for children who come from homes shattered by drug addition, violence, sexual abuse and chaos. Charitable support enabled Jewish Hospital to unveil a new, innovative hybrid operating room, and to continue to bring science to life through “Pulse of Surgery” – an educational program that allows students to view live heart surgeries being performed at Jewish Hospital and interact with the surgical team via broadband link in real time. Additionally, funding through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine furthers Jewish Hospital’s hand transplant program, and a Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence grant supports pancreatic islet cell research.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.