26th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Evening with the STARS Gala to Honor Physicians and Community Volunteers
Lexington, Ky. – The 26th annual Evening with the STARS Gala, hosted by the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, will take place on November 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike in Lexington.
STARS stands for Saint Joseph Associates for Renowned Service. The black-tie event boosts funds to support the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Health. The proceeds from Evening with the STARS are used to further the success of Saint Joseph’s future endeavors as well as other health care initiatives.
The Evening with the STARS gala has raised more than $1.2 million for mission and outreach services at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, also part of KentuckyOne Health.
This year three awards will be given at the Gala. All nominees will be honored and the winner will be announced the evening of the event. The awards are:
- The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Hospital
- The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph East
- Outstanding Community Volunteer of the Year
Nominations for the Physician of the Year award will be accepted through September 30, 2014. All Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East medical staff in active status are eligible to be nominated. To receive a nomination form, contact Tina Herron at [email protected]
The evening’s schedule of events includes a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, a brief program and silent auction at 7:30 p.m. The evening concludes with dancing to the sounds of the group Mercy Men.
Money raised through the gala has funded projects such as the Patient Family Assistance Fund, nursing scholarships, transportation needs for cancer patients and services for the underserved, including screening mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation also provided a portion of the funding for the $1 million expansion of breast care services at Saint Joseph East. The expansion, which is expected to be complete this fall, will add nearly 2,100 square feet to the existing breast care area in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital. The extra space will allow for an additional mammography suite with private dressing rooms. Breast screening and bone densitometry services will move to the new space allowing additional room in the breast diagnostic and clinical setting where patients are treated for breast problems, biopsies and breast cancer.
Tickets for the Evening with the STARS gala are $150 per person and sponsorship start at $1,500. For additional information or tickets contact Anna Taylor at 859.313.2055.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Health, raises and administers funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need and is funded solely by the generous contributions. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or www.saintjosephfoundation.org.
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.