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Brooklyn, NY--The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation celebrated its Founder’s Ball with a Silver Anniversary Gala at Stage Six of Steiner’s Studios, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The event raised $750,000, including $250,000 from St. George’s University, to be allocated for several ambitious projects at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) such as a renovation of the hospital’s Emergency Department, which receives approximately 70,000 patient visits each year.
Raising nearly twice as much as last year’s gala, the 2010 Founder’s Ball was co-chaired by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Senator Charles E. Schumer, as well as Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Letitia James, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries,
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Congressman Edolphus Towns. Honorary celebrity co-chairs included Alan Arkin, Elliot Gould, Tim Hunt and Tama Jankowitz.
The prestigious Walter E. Reed Medal for exemplary service to patients and the Brooklyn community was presented to attending physician Ramesh Gulrajani, MD, of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, and Lisandro Irizarry, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Carryl, chair of the Department of Surgery and director of Bariatric Surgery, was honored with the Brooklyn Without Borders Award. Dr. Carryl, who was among the first outside physicians to reach Haiti after its devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake, was honored for his remarkable humanitarian efforts.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center:
Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today it is a 464-bed teaching hospital, offering primary and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Altogether, more than 250 physicians are trained at TBHC each year.