The NCH Healthcare System was honored to have two industry leaders come forward to share the spotlight as Presenting Sponsors of the 55th Annual NCH Hospital Ball. “In the 55 year history of this event, this is the first time that this has occurred. It was very gracious of TeamHealth and DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group to take the lead role in supporting this important initiative focused on serving the healthcare needs of children in our community,” said Allen Weiss, M.D., President & CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “Funds raised this year will benefit the Pediatric Emergency Department’s expansion and enhancement project. Thanks to the generosity of our Presenting Sponsors, as well as many other charitable companies and individuals, we surpassed our sponsorship goal.”
TeamHealth provides physician support services for more than 800 hospitals across the country. They have been long-standing partners of NCH and are dedicated to delivering exceptional medical care to residents and visitors of Southwest Florida. John Lewis, M.D., Medical Director, TeamHealth Southeast stated, “We understand the increased need for pediatric services in this community and feel as though it is our duty to step up and make the necessary commitment. We hope that our actions will inspire others to become involved in this worthwhile project.”
TeamHealth has been a sponsor of the NCH Hospital Ball for the past seven years but felt this year was special. Dr. Lewis added “We (TeamHealth) thought what better way to help our community than to improve the facilities that deliver lifesaving assistance to children when they need it the most.”
DeAngelis Diamond Construction has played a significant role in the progressive landscape of Southwest Florida since the mid-90s. Their reputation for service and excellence in the building industry continues into the world of philanthropy. They are committed to giving back to the communities where their employees work and live. “We were honored to share the spotlight with TeamHealth at the NCH Hospital Ball.
The children of our community are our most precious resource. We should do everything possible to ensure they get the best care available; therefore, we did not hesitate when asked if DeAngelis Diamond would be a Presenting Sponsor,” stated Reggie Morgan, CEO of DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group. Mr. Morgan added “DeAngelis Diamond has partnered with countless organizations locally, nationally and internationally and firmly believes in supporting great organizations like NCH.” The company’s philosophy is to partner with like-minded organizations that share the same primary core values of honor, integrity, trust, excellence and quality.
The NCH Hospital Ball took place on October 26 at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. It was a wonderful evening where memorable moments were created and funds were raised to benefit the planned expansion of the Pediatric Emergency Department. Senator Garrett and Diana Richter served as Ball Chairs and Mrs. Mary Jane Briggs served as Honorary Chair representing the Briggs family, who were instrumental in making NCH a reality.