October 28, 2010       


 WATERBURY Waterbury Hospital is inviting the public to celebrate 120 years of excellence at the 11th Annual Waterbury Hospital Charity Gala on Saturday, November 20, at the Villa Rosa Wedding & Banquet Facility (The Ponte Club) in Waterbury.

 The theme for this year’s Gala is “So Great for So Long,” celebrating the hospital’s 120 years of excellence in caring for the people of the Greater Waterbury Region. The Gala, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will have many features, including the hospital’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to Richard Silverman, MD, for his work with the Home-to-Home Foundation on behalf of residents of area nursing homes. The evening will also feature a Silent Auction of as much as 100 items; a Live Auction of six extraordinary items auctioned by Brad Davis of WDRC Radio; hors d’oeuvres; dinner; an historical video; open bar; and a diamond raffle.

Entertainment will be provided by the band “Third Shift,” featuring lead vocalist Nadina Perry, an employee in Waterbury Hospital’s One-Day Surgery Department. Perry has sung back-up vocals for Flutist Sherry Winston on “Life is Love and Love is You” (2000) and on Fonda Feingold’s “Before and After” (2004) recordings. She also recorded a duet, “The Promise,” with Fred Paris. This recording was produced by former Waterbury resident Chris “Big Dog” Davis, a former Grammy nominee. 

Tickets cost $150 per person, portions of which are tax-deductible. All proceeds will go to support an Advanced Patient Care Communications System in the hospital’s Telemetry Unit. For more information, please call (203) 573-7691.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.