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27th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Evening with the STARS Gala Honors Physicians and Community Volunteers
Lexington, Ky. (November 24, 2015) – The 27th annual Evening with the STARS Gala raised a record amount of more than $100,000 for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. Proceeds from event are used to further the success of health care initiatives at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine health care initiatives, all part of KentuckyOne Health.
Three awards were given at the gala, held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Lexington Convention Center. This year’s award recipients included:
• Charles Kennedy, MD - The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Hospital
• Mahmoud Moammar, MD- The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph East
• Larry Cowgill and Doug Hacker, Congleton-Hacker Co. - Community Volunteer of the Year
Others who were recognized at the event and include nominees for the President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Hospital:
• Ketan Merchant, MD
• Kal Jundi, MD
• Jorge Ang, MD
• Berry Campbell, MD
• Jessica Croley, MD
• Jaun Martin Favetto, MD
• Anthony Smith, MD
• Josh Steiner, MD
• John Strifling, MD
• Lauze Volk, MD
• Hossam Zohary, MD
Nominees for the President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph East:
• Timothy Adkins, MD
• Jeffrey Weaver, MD
• Suresh Rekhraj, MD
• David Blake, MD
• Grant Breazeale, MD
• Mary Findley, MD
• Magdalene Karon, MD
• Tharun Karthikeyan, MD
Nomination for the President’s Award for Physician of the Year were submitted by staff at each respective hospital. All Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East medical staff in active status were eligible to be nominated.
Over the years, the Evening with the STARS gala has raised more than $1.3 million for mission and outreach services at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center, all part of KentuckyOne Health.
Money raised through the gala has funded a number of projects including Patient Family Assistance Fund, nursing scholarships, $1 million for the expansion of KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph East, transportation needs for cancer patients and services for the underserved, including screening mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, 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 orwww.saintjosephfoundation.org.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, 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. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.