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22nd Annual Doctors’ Ball Raises Nearly $100,000 for
Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center Patient Assistance Fund
Louisville, Ky. (November 1, 2017) —The 22nd annual Doctors’ Ball, hosted by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, helped raise nearly $100,000 to benefit the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center patient assistance fund.
The Trager Transplant Center is nationally recognized for performing Kentucky’s first adult heart, pancreas, heart-lung and liver transplants, as well as the first minimally invasive kidney donation in Kentucky. More than 5,000 organs have been transplanted at Jewish Hospital since 1964 including 500 hearts, 900 livers and 3,000 kidneys.
The event on Saturday, October 21, 2017 was held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The 2017 Doctors’ Ball recognized some of the area’s most innovative and caring doctors and community leaders including:
Dr. Gordon Tobin – Ephraim McDowell Physician of the Year
Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 News – Community Leader of the Year
Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor – Compassionate Physician Award
Dr. David Casey and Valerie Casey – Excellence in Mental Health
Dr. Norton Waterman – Excellence in International Humanitarian Service (To be posthumously awarded to Dr. Waterman’s family)
Dr. Gerald Temes – KentuckyOne Health Excellence in Leadership Award
Dr. Sarah Moyer – Humana Physician Excellence in Community Health Award
The black-tie event included cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and an awards ceremony. Guests enjoyed a Casino Royale experience during cocktail hour and after the program concluded. Live entertainment was provided by Stretta.
Photos and caption information for the 2017 Doctors’ Ball can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/llg3vdbi89zrdqv/AABMskOd3PxEjgBoVpSN5bXoa?dl=0.
About Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation supports KentuckyOne Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.