Paterson, NJ [October 22, 2009] – The 33rd Annual Charity Ball sponsored by the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) Foundation was hosted recently at the legendary American Museum of Natural History in New York City. More than 600 guests helped to raise nearly $1 million for the St. Joseph's Healthcare System Capital Campaign.
The Foundation honored three guests. Sr. Jacqueline Burns, SC, Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, SJHS, and Eugene Ged, MD, a prominent physician and Former President of the Board of Trustees, St. Joseph's Foundation, were the recipients of the prestigious 2009 William F. Johnson Awards for distinguished leadership and service to St. Joseph's and the community. Walid Baddoura, MD, President of the SJRMC Medical Staff, and Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship, SJRMC, an esteemed physician and mentor, was the recipient of the 2009 Kendrick P. Lance, MD, Distinguished Physician Award for outstanding service as a St. Joseph's physician. All three of the honorees are pictured here with William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, SJHS.