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63rd Hospital Ball - The Healing Garden

Saturday, April 2, 2022

The NCH Healthcare System will be holding its signature NCH Hospital Ball, The Healing Garden, Saturday, April 2, 2022 at The Ritz Carlton, Naples.

The gala will be themed The Healing Garden and promises an elegant evening of inspiration and fun. Guests will be transported to a magical garden where they will enjoy entertainment, a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, formal dinner and dancing. The evening also will recognize NCH Physician of the Year and Nurses of the Year honorees and include a special recognition of the healthcare heroes who serve our community with courage and grace.

Ball proceeds will benefit The Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center at NCH. The new 10,000-square-foot simulation center will deliver state-of-the-art medical simulation training that promises to elevate NCH patient care to new heights of excellence. The Center’s astonishingly human-like robotic “patients” provide real world medical scenarios that allow NCH medical interns and other medical personnel to perform procedures while experiencing the simulated physical and even emotional responses of their robotic “patients.” The new center will be located at the NCH Baker Hospital Downtown.

Tickets are $500 per person. Call (239) 624-2019 for more information and to purchase your tickets today!

63rd Hospital Ball Chairs

Dianna and Dr. Doug Harrington

As Medical Director of the
multi-disciplinary simulation center,
Dr. Harrington notes, “The Herb Family Simulation Center will be a valuable resource to educate new healthcare staff and keep the staff across all disciplines updated and proficient in maintaining procedural skills, optimizing teamwork and communication skills and improving patient care and outcomes.”

The Herb Family Simulation Center was slated to be the beneficiary of last year’s Hospital Ball, which transitioned to a smaller-scale virtual celebration due to the pandemic. Organizers say the Ball, the longest-running charity event in Naples, will be appropriately characterized by vivid colors, warm décor and a joyful ambience to bring supporters together again.

Learn more about our temporary Simulation Center or download the Simulation Center brochure and see what items you may want to fund. Click here to watch a walkthrough video of the Sim Center.

63rd Hospital Ball Committee

63rd Hospital Ball Kickoff Videos

Click here to view photos of the event from the Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach House

Our Sponsors of the 63rd Hospital Ball


TeamHealth PMP 2021
Tracey Albert Lynn Ferraina Amanda Lucey
Bill Allyn Stacey Herring Dan McCaw
Karla Alvarez Julio Irizarry Diane McCaw
Gabriel Alves Hope Goodwin Elsie Mendez
Reg Buxton Lisa Gruenloh Catalina Quintero
Sandra Buxton Dianna Harrington Lisa Rosato Taddonio
Emily Caraco Douglas W. Harrington, DO Dr. Rudy Taddonio
Denise Cobb Kris Hiltz John Savastano
Janice Covelli-Rogers Matt Holliday Linda Savastano
Jane Cox, PhD Susan Jones Amanda Smith
April Donahue Paul Jones, MD Sharon Treiser
Dr. Jackie Faffer Jan Kantor
Joe Ferraina Kim Kantor



Paul and Kris Hiltz

Jim Mahon



Alan Einhorn and Vicki Cooper


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.

Herb & Mary Ehlers

The Simms Family Foundation

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
2019 Hospital Ball Photo Gallery or 2019 Hospital Ball Video

Award Winners


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

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 716-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.

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