Release Date: 10/20/2010
Physicians' event features first ‘Spirit of St. Anthony' award presentation
St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation Physician Ambassadors hosted a “Night of Magic and Melodies” Oct. 16, at Sunset Country Club, which raised more than $100,000 to benefit St. Anthony’s Hospice program and the Physician Ambassadors’ community outreach programs. The evening included presentation ceremonies for the first annual Spirit of St. Anthony Awards.
The late Eddie Skaggs, a nurse anesthetist in the Operating Room who died earlier this month, received a “Spirit of St. Anthony” award from the Physician Ambassadors in August. Members of his family attended the event in his honor. Pictured are Skaggs’ widow, Elizabeth, and son Adam Skaggs.
Spirit of St. Anthony Awards also were presented to Joseph G. Lipic, left, Charitable Foundation Board Chairman; and Paul Young, M.D., St. Anthony’s Neurosurgery Section Chief, for their volunteer and humanitarian work.
Nicholas Gourtzelis, M.D., left, and his wife, Jacqueline Jacobs-Gourtzelis, M.D., are amazed by the magic of entertainer Justin Kredible (center), who finished off his magic/comedy act by making Dr. Sam Hawatmeh’s $100 bill disappear and reappear inside an orange.
Co-chairs for the event were, from left, Joe Forand, M.D.; R. William Morris, M.D; and Ed Burns, M.D.
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