Legacy of Caring Gala 2018
Passavant Hospital Foundation is pleased to host the Fifth Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The evening will honor those individuals who have contributed to the history of UPMC Passavant and serve to make our hospital a world-class facility in our backyard.
Legacy of Caring Gala Chair: Marion Swanson Piotrowski
Physician Chair: Scott E. Celin, MD
The Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Legacy of Caring Awards. Nominees may include physicians, nurses, professionals, community members, donors, volunteers and others who made significant contributions to the establishment and growth of UPMC Passavant. Click here for the nomination form.
Click here to purchase tickets. For sponsorship information, contact Anthony R. Savannah at 412-748-5788.
Legacy of Caring Gala 2017
A sell-out crowd of 460 guests celebrated the 4th Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The event was emceed by D. Kelly Agnew, MD and included musical entertainment by the Pittsburgh Penguins' own Jeff Jimerson and children of UPMC Passavant staff Mallory Farah and Lauren Rajasenan. Over $141,000 was raised including $25,000 for patient assistance. Click here to view a video testimonial from one grateful family.
Ten deserving individuals were honored at the event in recognition of their incredible impact on our patients and hospital.
Pictured from left: JoAnn Hovis, RN; Louis Heyl, MD; Gayle Sklarsky, RN, BS, CCRN; Steven Jones, MD; Cindy Emminger; Theodore Crandall, MD; Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN; Frank Finley, Judith Shisler, RN, OCN.
Not pictured: Darlene Hills, RN, MSN, CCRN.
View a photo album from the gala on the Foundation's Facebook page.
Legacy of Caring Gala 2016
The celebration was held on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the Marriott North in Cranberry. Passavant Hospital Foundation honored seven individuals who have served long and well to make our hospital a world-class facility in our backyard.
Honorees pictured from left: LouAnn Brindle, MSN, RN, CPCS, James Boyle, MD, Susan Hoolahan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Alex Chen, MD, John Houston II, Esq., Cynthia Stauber, MSN, RN, NE-BC.
Not pictured: Kiran Rajasenan, MD.
Emceeing the event was Jim Krenn, comedian and radio personality, with additional entertainment by Donna and Mark Grooms of Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners. Gala chair was Todd R. McAliley and honorary co-chair was Lewis "Pete" Nettrour, MD.
Click here to watch a video of the evening from one awardee's perspective.
Legacy of Caring Gala 2015
Passavant Hospital Foundation hosted the Second Annual Legacy of Caring Gala at Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township on October 8, 2015. The honorees were:
Top Row (from left): Elaine H. Wolford, MSN, RN, Daniel Sullivan, MD, Thomas Schauble, MD, Richard S. Hamilton, Jeanmarie Daughtery, RN, CEN Bottom Row (from left): Janet D. Lindner, RPh, Terri Petrick, Christine Koenig, Not Pictured: Ralph DeStefano, JD, Robert Ford, MD Posthumous Honorees: Gerald Cessna, MD, Alexander McAliley, William Slowik, AIA.
Gala Chair was the late Paul Slowik, AIA, son of the hospital's original architect William Slowik. Co-chair was Todd R. McAliley, son of former hospital president, Alexander McAliley. Honorary Co-chair was Jesse Weigel, MD, one of last year's honorees.
A crowd of 320 attended.
Legacy of Caring Gala 2014
Golden Anniversary 1964-2014
On October 9, 2014, Passavant Hospital Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of bringing Passavant Hospital to the North Hills with the presentation of the inaugural Legacy of Caring Awards, recognizing those individuals who have played a vital role growing UPMC Passavant into a world-class hospital.
Seven awards, one for each decade, and two special awards, were presented to the following awardees:
First Decade, 1964-73: John Earl, A. Linn & Jesse Weigel, MDs
Second Decade, 1974-83: Lewis (Pete) & Scott Nettrour, MDs
Third Decade, 1984-93: Ralph Gaudio, MD
Fourth Decade, 1994-2003: Libby Shumaker, RN, MSN
Fifth Decade, 2004-2014: Matt El-Kadi, MD
Legacy of Service: Virginia Cole
James and Henrietta Lear Legacy of Leadership: Patricia Kutcher
Additional honorees included William J. Bentz, DO, Joan M. Bodnar, RN, LouAnn Brindle, MSN, RN, CPCS, Ralph DeStefano, JD, Robert Ford, MD, Marjorie Gould, MBA, MSN, RN, Julie Kincak, and Elsie Kuba.
Hospital President Dave Martin recapped the hospital's history.
Here are some photos of last year's honorees.