Hospital's Pediatric Program named beneficiary

January 24, 2005
WILMINGTON - The Pediatric Care Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center has been named the beneficiary of the Medical Center Foundation's annual black tie Founders' Gala. The gala is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Wilmington's historic Thalian Hall.

Now in its fifth year, the Founders' Gala has hosted such speakers as baseball great Lou Johnson, NBC's "Today Show" Weatherman Willard Scott and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.

This year, entertainment will be the highlight as the Ray Kennedy Entertainers produce a salute to the wonderful world of movie musicals with a show written and directed by Ray Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy's credits include off-Broadway, National Tours, the World Cruise of Queen Elizabeth 2, the Kennedy Center and the Opera House Theatre's productions of "Follies," "Chicago," "The Sound of Music," "Swing," "Smokey Joe's Café," and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat."

Funding from the 2005 Founder's Gala will help establish a Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center to provide a needed level of care for the region's children. This helps fulfill the vision begun many years ago by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury who brought a revolutionary level of pediatric care and expertise to Wilmington when Babies Hospital was the preeminent pediatric hospital of the south.

If you would like to attend this event, at $250 a couple, or are interested in sponsorship, please call New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation at 910.815.5144.