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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center to Host 54th Annual Ball

September 15th, 2016

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center will host its 54th Annual Hospital Ball – “Starry Night” at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, on Saturday, September 24.

The black tie gala, which has served as the premier fundraiser for Good Samaritan Hospital in the last half century, has raised $10 million for the hospital over the years and will benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. The funds have assisted with Good Samaritan meeting its mission of delivering the highest quality health care to countless patients and families throughout the community.

“The dedicated supporters and partners of the Good Samaritan Hospital family, through their selfless and generous contributions, have made it possible for the hospital to continue its good work and offer new, innovative programs and technology to serve those in need,” says Thomas Ockers, Executive Vice President and CAO for Good Samaritan. “The contributions of our supporters and partners combined with the dedication and commitment of our talented staff have made us a leader in the healthcare community.”

Honoree for the Good Samaritan Ball will be Howard Rowland, President/CEO of E.W. Howell Construction Group of    one of the largest construction firms in New York. Rowland has 38 years of experience in the industry and serves on the Boards of the Associated General Contractors of New York State, Building Contractors Association, USGBC-LI Chapter SEED Foundation, Mercy Center Ministries, NY Building Congress and the Farmingdale State University Foundation and Advisory Board. He began his career as Project Manager with E.W. Howell in 1983 and made his way to the top assuming the role of President in 1997, bringing a sense of integrity and leadership to the company, while expanding the strength and success of the firm.

For the first time since its inception, the hospital will be recognizing a Good Samaritan Physician of the Year. Gino L. Giorgini, Jr., MD will receive this special honor for which he was nominated by a committee of his peers.

Entertainment will be provided by The New York Bee Gees, whose versatile tribute show has been seen throughout Long Island and will provide an opportunity for those attending to dance the night away to the sounds of great music.

Tickets are available for purchase for $300 per person and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Those wishing to attend may also make a contribution to underwrite the event or may purchase a congratulatory ad on the website dedicated for the Ball: or by contacting Special Events Manager, Chrissy Valencia at (631) 376-3333.