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29th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Evening with the STARS Gala
Honors Physicians and Community Volunteers
Lexington, Ky. (November 21, 2017) – The 29th annual Evening with the STARS Gala raised nearly $90,000 for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. More than 400 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, November 11, 2017 at the Lexington Convention Center. This year’s award recipients included:
· Tharun Karthikeyan, MD - Physician of the Year, Saint Joseph Hospital
· The late Paul McGroarty, MD - Physician of the Year, Saint Joseph East
· The late Richard J. Corman - Community Volunteer of the Year
Over the years, the Evening with the STARS gala has raised more than $1.4 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 financial assistance, nursing scholarship, breast health, education. Proceeds from this year’s mission moment will benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at Saint Joseph East to purchase equipment for our tiniest patients.
Photos attached: Bruce Tassin (Market CEO for KentuckyOne Health) and Dr. Tharun Karthikeyan; Bruce Tassin, Mary McGroarty and Dr. David McGroarty (receiving an award on behalf of the late Dr. Paul McGroarty), and Eric Gilliam (president, Saint Joseph East); Leslie Smart (president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation), April Corman-Colyer (receiving the award on behalf of the late Richard J. Corman), and Eric Gilliam.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital 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.