Share This Press Release
NUHEALTH FOUNDATION GALA HITS ANOTHER HIGH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2012
NuHealth Foundation Gala Hits Another High
Fundraising and all around participation make this the best year yet for LI’s safety net health foundation.
EAST MEADOW, NY…At a time, when many non-profits are experiencing fund-raising shortfalls, NuHealth Foundation’s 6th annual Heroes In Health gala realized a nearly 16% net gain, included several notable attendees and wowed its guests with a spirited employee flash mob.
Foundation Executive Director, Deidra Parrish Williams reflects, “Every year, the gala is a moment in time that reflects where we are and where we’re headed. This has been an extremely challenging year for all hospital systems, yet our gala was sold out and had its highest fundraising year ever. And more important than that was the wonderful show of team spirit and camaraderie among NuHealth’s talented staff.
“Without a great team, we’re nothing," says NuHealth President and CEO, Arthur Gianelli, who is also a member of the Foundation’s board of directors. “We’ve earned several important awards and distinctions this year for patient safety, excellence in treatment of Stroke patients as well as for the reduction of central line infections. We’ve also just earned an $18million NY State grant for ongoing capital expansion. There’s a lot of progress at NuHealth and it’s our team that makes it possible.”
The highlight of the night was the employee flash mob, performed to the Black Eyed Peas’, “I Got a Feeling,” (tonight’s gonna be a good night). It was a show of employee pride. Another of the night’s highlights was a sophisticated technology system used for the auction. Upon arrival, every attendee received a pre-programmed iTouch device pre-loaded with each of the auction’s items. Each guest’s device enabled them to bid digitally from anywhere in the venue, receive instant updates when their bid was topped, and increase their bid just by tapping their iTouch screen. The auction and devices were a huge hit.
Hosted by NuHealth Foundation and its board of directors, the event was held on June 28th 2012 at Oheka Castle. The evening brought together 420 guests, including Senator Dean Skelos, television actress Susan Lucci , community leaders, clinicians and employees, honoring Chem Rx, Long Beach NY, Dr. Charles Ruotolo, chairman, NuHealth Orthopedics. The night raised nearly $340,000, which will benefit ongoing advancements in care throughout the NuHealth System.
NuHealth Foundation executive director Deidra Parrish Williams ( left) NuHealth CEO Art Gianelli (right) and Dr. Glenn Faust (center) joined by their families on the back lawn at Oheka Castle for NuHealth Foundation Heroes in Health Gala June 28th.
Photo, left to right:
Deidra Parrish Williams Executive Director, NuHealth Foundation
Dr. Glenn Faust, NuHealth Chairman, Dept of Surgery
Mrs. Glenn Faust
Judge Sharon Gianelli
Arthur Gianelli, NuHealth CEO, member NuHealth Foundation Board of Directors,
Jessica Gianelli (daughter)
ABOUT NUHEALTH FOUNDATION
The NuHealth Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization created with a sole purpose: to generate philanthropic funds needed to enable patients of the NuHealth System to enjoy the best possible care. To date, the Foundation has procured funding for state-of-the-art medical equipment, innovative clinical care, and beautiful capital renovations – all of which provide meaningful improvements to the quality of our patients’ experience, and more importantly, to their long-term prospects for healthy living. With ongoing support from general donors, these enhancements will continue. Our patients deserve no less. The NuHealth System includes Nassau University Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility and four community-based family health centers, all providing quality care to hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders, including those who are underserved, uninsured, and often overlooked.
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.
For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit www.nuhealth.net.