Fairview Hospital’s 2018 Gala Honors Doreen Hutchinson
Doreen Hutchinson and her son, Branden Sylvia
Gala committee member Lisa Frankel, Larry Frankel and Ben Silberstein
Jane Glaser, Ann Barrett, Ed Grossman, Kathy Karson and gala co-chair Anne Schnesel
Lauren Smith, Fairview's Director of Community Relations and Development, with Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin, and Fairview's President Gene Dellea
Alan Cooper, Bruce Kafenbaum, Rich Harrington and Jed Fink
Gala committee member Lisa Cohen with Carol Solomon
Sam Herrick, Noreen Kucuk, Mike Ovitt, Susan Cesani and Lisa Ovitt
Mark and Lois Cardillo
From Berkshire Community College: Shela Hidalgo, BCC President and BHS board member Ellen Kennedy, Ann Phillips, Toni Buckley, Beth Wallace and Jennifer Berne
Nurses and friends came out to support and celebrate Doreen Hutchinson.
Great Barrington’s Fairview Hospital, a part of Berkshire Health Systems, held its annual fundraising gala on the green outside the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s honoree was the hospital’s Vice President of Operations and Chief Nurse Doreen Hutchinson.
Guests enjoyed dinner by Marketplace under the tent before filing into the theater. As is customary, the hospital showed its lighthearted side in a video directed by Ben Hillman, where Wanda Houston played Florence Nightingale and the crowd received a behind-the-scenes look at Doreen’s day at work. Hailed as caring, dedicated and inspiring, Doreen, who “eats, sleeps and breathes nursing” received a standing ovation of thanks from the packed house. A performance by The Legendary Ladies of Motown — Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson — capped the evening. Funds from this year’s event go toward updating Fairview’s cardiac monitoring system.
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