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02-24-2024 Gala Healthcare Heroes

Some 400 guests enjoyed a night of dining and dancing – as well as recognition for some special Jefferson team members -- at the recent 2024 Gala held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Nearly $400,000 dollars was raised though the event, held on February 24, to support programs and services in the Jefferson - East Region. The entertainment headliner was DJ Jazzy Jeff. A great time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who supported this important fundraising event for our region.

Winners of the 2024 Giving Tank  – a “Shark Tank” type contest -- were announced at the Gala. The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey, through its generous donors, supported initiatives to either improve patient care or bolster employee wellness with funding of $225,000. Staff members vied for funding by submitting compelling requests. The largest prize was $100,000 for anoscopy equipment and training to provide lifesaving cancer screenings for high-risk patients.   

Congratulations to:

·       Greg Langan and Sarah Corrington (Anoscopy Equipment and Training)

·       Holly Curcio, David Mosko, Colleen Stancavage and Maureen Green (Manikins for Nursing Training: $50,000 award)

·       Andrew Vasta, Victoria Hanlon and Martin Kuscz (Portable Ultrasound Machines: $25,000 award)

·       Jose Nieves (Purchase Transesophageal Echocardiography: $25,000 award)

·       Joyce Heyman (Respite Room Enhancement Project: $25,000 award)

Also, congratulations to primary care physicians Matthew Gettings, DO, and  Eric Kaminetsky, DO, who were both named Jefferson “Healthcare Heroes” at the Gala. Both doctors share the title Senior Medical Director of Clinical Operations at Jefferson Medical Group in New Jersey. Drs. Gettings and Kaminetsky both provide direct patient care as well as clinical oversight -- including provider recruitment and training -- for primary care services. Congrats to these fine physicians for their commitment to our mission of improving lives!