131st Annual Dinner Dance will also raise funds for emergency mental health center renovations
April 4, 2014, Brooklyn, NY…
Lutheran HealthCare and its Board of Trustees will host its 131st Annual Dinner Dance on May 17 at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty. As LHC’s primary fundraiser, the annual event celebrates Lutheran’s 131-year legacy of providing quality care to the communities of Brooklyn and highlights special individuals who have made contributions to Lutheran and the patients we serve.
Proceeds from the event will be used to continue Lutheran’s Emergency Mental Health Center renovations. Mental health needs in Brooklyn are huge and Lutheran has one of the busiest emergency rooms in Brooklyn. Last year’s event raised $1.4 million which supported the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Mental Health Center.
The event will be honoring members of the Lutheran family: Myles Davis, senior vice president, Corporate Services, and Naji A. Shahin, M.D., vice chairman, Department of Surgery. Those honored will receive the Sister Elisabeth Fedde Medal of Service. Named after LHC’s foundress in 1883, the award was established to recognize individuals who continue her legacy of service and commitment to meeting the needs of our neighbors.
For the sixth year, the event will be emceed by Michael Gargiulo
, WNBC anchor. A silent auction with a new mobile app feature will offer such coveted items as the chance to attend the Primetime Emmy Awards, test drive Aston Martin’s Flagship Car, the Vanquish, exclusive Yankees versus Red Sox luxury experience and much more.
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About the honorees:
Myles Davis is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Services at Lutheran HealthCare, currently in his 35th year of service to the hospital and the communities it serves. He is highly respected for leading and completing numerous important projects including the total renovation of the hospital and construction of the health care system’s nursing home and senior housing complexes. Mr. Davis was born and raised in Bay Ridge, educated at Our Lady of Angels Elementary School, Bishop Ford High School, St. Francis College and Wagner College. He went on to teach at OLA and Bishop Ford. In 2010 he was inducted into the Bishop Ford Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was elected as Chairman of the board for Bishop Ford High School.
NAJI A. SHAHIN, M.D.
Naji Abi Shahin, M.D., F.A.C.S., is currently the vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at Lutheran HealthCare. He has been a valued member of the Lutheran family for 43 years. Dr. Shahin first joined Lutheran in 1971 as a surgical resident and has since served as chief resident, emergency room surgical director, trauma surgeon, and vice chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Shahin has also operated his own private practice in Brooklyn since 1976.Born and raised in Lebanon, Dr. Shahin received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut Medical School in 1970 and his bachelor ’s degree from the American University of Beirut in 1965, prior to immigrating to the United States with his wife, Goldy. He has three children, Tania, George and John, who were all born at Lutheran Medical Center, and six grandchildren. His son George Shahin, M.D., is an assistant attending in Gastroenterology at Lutheran.