18th Annual Doctors’ Ball Honors Physicians and Leaders

8/27/2013

Media Contact(s):
Barbara Mackovic
Senior Manager
BarbaraMackovic@KentuckyOneHealth.org
Phone: 502-587-4230
Cell Phone: 502-641-5461
Direct Phone: 502-562-7075

 

Louisville, Ky.—For 18 years, the annual Doctors’ Ball, hosted by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has honored the service of area physicians and community leaders. This year’s event is planned for October 19, 2013 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown at 280 West Jefferson Street in Louisville. 
 
The 2013 Doctors’ Ball will recognize some of the area’s most innovative and caring doctors and community leaders including:
 
Frank B. Miller, M.D.                                                                   Ephraim McDowell Physician of the Year
Lindy & Bill Street                                                                       Community Leaders of the Year
Muhammad Babar, M.D.                                                           Excellence in Community Service
Bryan Carter, PhD                                                                      Excellence in Mental Health
Mary Fallat, M.D.                                                                         Compassionate Physician Award
Luis R. Scheker, M.D. and Tsu-Min Tsai, M.D.                     Excellence in Education
 
The black-tie event will include cocktails and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m., then dinner and an awards ceremony at 8 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by Groove Essential. Tickets are $250 each.  To purchase tickets to the Doctors’ Ball, visit kentuckyonehealth.org/DoctorsBall or call 502.587.4596.
 
Proceeds from the Doctors’ Ball support the Jewish Hospital & St, Mary’s Foundation. The Foundation invests in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of health caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care. 
 
In late 2012, the Foundation granted more than $18 million, the largest grants in its history. The funding ranged from $500,000 to make the Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace more kid-friendly to a $5 million investment to create a hybrid operating room and Resuscitation Center at Jewish Hospital. The Resuscitation Center, the first in Kentucky, allows for new, cutting-edge treatments such as the use of hypothermia therapy for some patients in cardiac arrest, a treatment endorsed but The American Heart Association.
 
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with
the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.
 
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Last Updated: 9/6/2013