Hospital Ball

NCH Healthcare System cancels the 2020 Hospital Ball due to COVID-19

The NCH Healthcare System has announced that the 2020 NCH Hospital Ball has been canceled due to the pandemic. At NCH, our top priority is, and always has been, the health and well-being of our community; therefore, the decision to cancel was made after carefully reviewing healthcare recommendations for large gatherings.

This year’s funding was anticipated to build and equip a state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot Simulation Center (Sim Center) at the NCH Downtown campus. Simulation is an experimental learning process for adult learners through active participation and subsequent reflection. The Sim Center will provide the staff at NCH and eventually others in the community such as private medical practices, schools and colleges, EMS, and police training in procedural skills, with a scenario-based learning center that will focus on teamwork, communication, as well as inter and intra-professional training. 

“We want to assure our community that the Hospital Ball will be back when we can celebrate, safely, together,” said Paul Hiltz, President & CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.  “Advancing our mission to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life remains our top priority.”

NCH remains extremely grateful for the community’s generous support that continues to shape the hospital and allows the system to serve more than 40,000 patients admitted to our hospitals and 123,000 emergency visits annually. Click here to read the full press release

2020 PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Mazen AbuAwad, MD
Specialty: Neurointerventional Radiology
Years on Staff: 7

Tamara Camina, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Years on Staff: 16

George Ferguson, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Years on Staff: 29

Michael Flynn, MD
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
Years on Staff: 26

David Lindner, DO
Specialty: Critical Care/Pulmonary
Years on Staff: 25

Bryan Murphey, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Years on Staff: 5

Nicole Patterson, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Years on Staff: 6

James Ray, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Years on Staff: 3

Victoria Totoraitis, MD
Specialty: Neurology
Years on Staff: 5

2020 NURSING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

Thelma Hodges Mentor Award

Mentor Excellence

Compassion Excellence

Margie Arnold, RN
Thelma Hodges Award

Kara Austin, RN
Mentor Award

Kayla Yates, Transporter
Compassion Award

Secretary Excellence

Shinasty Mixon, PSR
Outpatient

Sandra Fleming, US
Inpatient

Partnership Excellence (Physician & Allied Health)

Douglas Harrington, DO
Physician - Nursing Partnership

Caroline Shaw, APP
Allied Health - Nursing Partnership

Nursing Care Excellence

Milton Branham, LPN
Psychiatric Nursing Care

Terry Crown, RN
Perioperative Nursing Care

Annamarie Burroughs, RN
Pediatric Nursing Care

Alicia Mennig, RN
Oncology Nursing Care

Linda Kline, RN
Obstetrical Nursing Care

Susan Van Gemert, RN
Neonatal Nursing Care

Ursula Andrus, RN
Medical Surgical Nursing Care

Megan Mulholland, RN
Emergency Nursing Care

Linda Reardon, RN
Critical Care Nursing Care

Genevieve Gamueda, RN
Rehabilitation Nursing Care

April Feliciano, RN
Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Care

Stephanie Vergo, RN
Cardiovascular Nursing Care

Maria Cox, RN
Ambulatory Nursing Care

Leadership Excellence

Paul Farmer, RN
Professional Development

Maria Kessler, RN
Nursing Leadership

Esther Mugomba-Bird, APRN
Advanced Practice Nursing

Care Technician Excellence

Vanie Cineus, CT
Outpatient

Dawn Hoolihan, CT
Inpatient

2020 C.O.M.P.A.S.S. AWARD RECIPIENTS

Timur Kouliev, MD
Emergency Medicine

Scott Dunavant, MD
Emergency Medicine

The C.O.M.P.A.S.S. Award recognizes physicians who are committed to
the highest standards of excellence in clinical care, reward best practices and increase patient satisfaction.

2019 HOSPITAL BALL RECAP

About the Night
Because of the generosity of so many, the 2019 Hospital Ball raised more than $2.1M to fund the $35 million expansion and modernization of the Emergency Department at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, and to date, $24M has been raised toward the project.

Highlights of the Evening
NCH is thankful for the overwhelming support and in the coming weeks, three LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will be added to NCH daily operations, thanks to Bill Allyn and his family, Jay and Patty Baker, Simone and Scott Lutgert, Mariann and Bob MacDonald. 2019 Hospital Ball Photo Gallery or 2019 Hospital Ball Video

The evening concluded with a celebration and NCH is grateful for the community we serve. We cannot thank our donors enough for the impact they have on the healthcare we provide.

About the Hospital Ball
Since the first NCH Hospital Ball in 1958, philanthropic support from our community has had a transformational effect on the growth of NCH; from a small nonprofit 50-bed hospital, to a nationally recognized 713-bed, two hospital healthcare system. Specifically, proceeds from the annual Ball allow NCH to advance patient care initiatives and provide life-saving services in a number of critical areas including; cardiology, stroke, pediatrics and emergency care. 

2019 SPONSOR RECOGNITION

2020 NURSES OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

TeamHealth

Waltbillig & Hood

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

Community Home Care

Judy LeDoux

PREMIER CIRCLE

MacDonald




StudioPlus

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

Cortney & Kevin Beebe

IBM Watson Health

TRUSTEE'S CLUB

B&I Contractors


Mr. & Mrs. Terrance R. Flynn


International Medical Claims Service, LLC


Naples Daily News

NeoGenomics


Wicker Smith

COCKTAIL RECEPTION 
Florida Gulf Coast University

DINNER WINE 

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Spano


COFFEE AND DESSERT

Ciccarelli Advisory Services

GUEST WINE
RMC Group

NURSES OF THE YEAR 
The Simms Family Foundation

PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR 
Herb & Mary Ehlers 

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION CO-SPONSORS


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Stevens Construction

DIRECTOR'S CLUB

Grant Fridkin Pearson


Simone & Scott Lutgert

MSCB


Bill & Catherine Perez


Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Schwartz


Dolph & Sharon von Arx

PATRON'S CLUB


Jay and Patty Baker 


Paul & Kathryn Ernst

FFIB

Hole Montes

Moorings Park


Chris Papadopoulos, MD

VITAS Healthcare

Woodruff Institute

FRIENDS

Mr. & Mrs. David C. Bernabucci

Mr. James F. Blinder & Ms. Mary I. Wilson

Mrs. Virginia C. Craig

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold S. Lerner


Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Levison


Dr. & Mrs. Jon D. Luzny


Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Rosenzweig


Mr. & Mrs. Don Sanneman


E.G. Styberg Foundation


Mr. James D. Weaver


Mr. & Mrs. Mordechai Wiesler

IN-KIND DONORS

Crown Jewelers of Naples



Mrs. Fredrick H. Gohl, Sr.



Joseph's Custom Clothiers

Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Mueller

Mr. Ted Schumacher

MEDIA SPONSORS

AdVentureSWFL

eBella


Life in Naples


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