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28th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Evening with the STARS Gala
Honors Physicians and Community Volunteers
Lexington, Ky. (November 9, 2016) – The 28th annual Evening with the STARS Gala raised more than $50,000 for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. A record crowd of 500 people attended the event. Proceeds are used to further the success of health care initiatives at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine, all part of KentuckyOne Health.
Three awards were given at the gala, held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at the Lexington Convention Center. This year’s award recipients included:
• Yasser Zohary, MD - The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph East
• Samer Kseibi, MD - The President’s Award for Physician of the Year at Saint Joseph Hospital
• The late Edward Todd, MD - Community Volunteer of the Year
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, transportation needs for cancer patients and services for the underserved, including screening mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured.
*Photos attached of Dr. Samer Kseibi, Dr. Yasser Zohary, and Marilyn Todd, receiving the award on behalf of the late Edward Todd.
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, or visit www.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.
Publish date:Wednesday, November 09, 2016