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22nd Annual Doctors’ Ball Honors Local Physicians and Community Leaders

For 22 years, the annual Doctors’ Ball, hosted by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has honored the service of local physicians and community leaders. This year’s event is planned for October 21, 2017 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

The 2017 Doctors’ Ball will recognize 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

22nd Annual Doctors’ Ball
Hosted by Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Award Ceremony

Marriott Louisville Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

·      Photo and interview opportunities with guests beginning at 6:30 p.m.
·      Interviews with Leslie Buddeke Smart, president, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation
·      Interviews with Robert Waterman, chair, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation

Proceeds from this year’s Doctors’ Ball will 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.

Guests will enjoy a Casino Royale experience during cocktail hour and after the program concludes. Live entertainment will be provided by Stretta. Tickets are $300 each. To purchase tickets to the Doctors’ Ball, visit


Publish date: 

Thursday, October 19, 2017