On March 1, Trustee Emerita Sandy Kurson and Donald Kurson, longtime friends of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, hosted our annual Palm Beach celebration. The entertaining evening showcased the Medical Center’s excellence in cardiac care and research and featured a rendition of the retro game show, “What’s My Line?”, informative videos, and discussions with BIDMC experts in heart health. Held in the esteemed Venetian Ballroom at the Breakers resort, the event gathered 159 guests.
The engaging game show emphasized the important work of four physician leaders in the field of heart health: Loryn Feinberg, M.D., director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program; Robert Gerszten, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Kamal Khabbaz, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery; and Peter Zimetbaum, M.D., associate chief and director of clinical cardiology. The “What’s My Line?” panel featured Sam Kennedy, president of the Boston Red Sox and member of the Trustee Advisory Board; Pam Lesser, vice chair of the Trustee Advisory Board; Susan Wornick, former WCVB-TV anchor and member of the Board of Overseers; and Mark Zeidel, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine and BIDMC physician-in-chief. Our emcee for the evening was former WBZ-TV news and sports anchor Scott Wahle.
Kevin Tabb, M.D., chief executive officer of BIDMC, gave an update on the Medical Center’s recent accomplishments and his vision for our future. Tom DeSimone, chair of the Trustee Advisory Board, spoke about the importance of philanthropy in propelling exciting new institutional initiatives.
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