Huntington Hospital Gala raises $350K

Huntington Hospital Executive Director Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, with the Huntington Hospital Gala 2017 Honorees Charles and Helen Reichert.

Huntington Hospital’s 2017 Gala raised more than $350,000, which will go toward renovation of the facility’s maternity unit.

Philanthropists Charles and Helen Reichert, of Fort Salonga, were this year’s Gala honorees. Mr. and Mrs. Reichert have a long history of supporting Huntington Hospital, including the new, state-of-the-art emergency department and nearby Northwell Health Reichert Family Imaging at Huntington. The elegant event was held at the Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich earlier this month, where more than 300 attendees enjoyed dinner, bidding on exclusive silent auction prizes and dancing.

“Without the support of sponsors including Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Huntington Hospital Medical Staff, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, Farrell Fritz, Kean Development, James Romanelli, MD, TD Bank, and T.Weiss Realty, these critical improvements to the maternity and nursery units would not be possible,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “I would also like to thank the gala committee for all of their hard work to put this wonderful event together. We greatly appreciate everyone’s generosity and will use money raised to further enhance Huntington Hospital’s already cutting-edge health care.”

This year’s gala committee included: co-chairs Katherine Cirelli, Rachel Spencer and Melissa Stark, and committee members Amy Brogan, Kris Colleluori, Carmen Friedlander, Stan Gale, Inna Gellerman, DDS, Betsy Giamo, Jen Levinson, Diane Martin, Ali Mitchell, Erin Monti, Patricia Petersen, Dr. Goodie Shareeff, Abby Sheeline, Larry Trivigno and Bonnie Williamson.

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Huntington Hospital

Established in 1916, Huntington Hospital is a full-service, 408-bed, nonprofit community hospital serving Huntington Township and surrounding communities. Huntington Hospital has been a member of Northwell Health since 1994, and shares the System’s vision of being a preeminent healthcare delivery system in the tradition of excellence and the embodiment of community values and human dignity.