NYM Holds Annual Candlelight Gala

Jun 5, 2006

  June 5, 2006

NYM Holds Annual Candlelight Gala


More than 620 guests, including NYM trustees, staff and friends, recently attended the 2006 New York Methodist Hospital Candlelight Gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street. Rev. John E. Carrington, D.Min., chairman of the Hospital's Board of Trustees, welcomed attendees to the event. We are honored to have you here and appreciate your support of the Hospital, he said. With your commitment, the Hospital is able to provide the highest quality care to our community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the expansion of the cardiac surgery program, including the addition of a third cardiac catheterization laboratory.

The event''s two honorees, General Gregorio Brevetti, M.D., attending physician in the Department of Surgery, and Leslie S. Jacobson, Ph.D., who has served as a Hospital trustee since 1989, took center stage as they were honored for their long-standing service to NYM.

I am delighted to express my sincere appreciation and congratulations to tonight''s honorees, said Rev. Carrington, who presented Dr. Jacobson with the James Monroe Buckley Award for Outstanding Trustee. Leslie Jacobson is an asset to our Hospital and has served 17 dedicated years on the Hospital Board, he said. Dr. Jacobson participates on the Professional Affairs, Quality Assurance, Strategic Planning, and Bioethics Committees of the Hospital.

Anthony Saleh, M.D., president of the Medical Board, presented the Lewis S. Pilcher Award to Dr. Brevetti, who has served NYM as the chief of the general surgical service, the acting chief of thoracic surgery and as a member and chairman of numerous Hospital committees. Dr. Brevetti has dedicated his medical career and freely given his talents to the growth and success of the Hospital, said Dr. Saleh. He is well respected among his peers and an asset to the medical staff.

Along with enjoying a special performance, 100 Years of Broadway, guests of the gala were among the first to see the NYM 125th anniversary DVD, Sharing Your Past, Caring For Your Future, which documents the history and accomplishments of the Hospital and is narrated by author Pete Hamill.

As guests danced the night away, the NYM Candlelight Gala proved once again to be a shining success.


Anthony Saleh, M.D., president of the New York Methodist Hospital Medical Board, left, presented General Gregorio Brevetti, M.D., center, with the Lewis S. Pilcher Award. They are pictured above with Rev. John E. Carrington, D. Min., chairman of the Hospital�s Board of Trustees.
Leslie S. Jacobson, Ph.D., was recently honored with the James Monroe Buckley Award in recognition of her 17 years of service on the NYM Board of Trustees.