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April 13, 2002 - Denver Health 'Treats' 750 at 2002 Gala

What: 3rd Annual Denver Health Center Gala

Where: Adam's Mark Hotel, Denver

When: April 13, 2002

Beneficiary: Western Addition construction (intensive care units, patient rooms and outpatient services)

Master of Ceremonies: Ed Greene

Presenting Sponsor(s): AT&T Broadband, Siemens Medical Systems, Rose Community Foundation

Honorary Chairperson(s): Mrs. Carol Gossard

Corporate Chairperson(s): Steve Clark and Terry Scholes

Sponsors: American Medibanc, Inc.; S.B. Clark, Inc.; William K. & Rita Bass Coors; Coors Brewing Company; Drs. Patricia & Harold Gabow; iBelay; Interlink Group, Inc; Jacobs Facilities; Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz/Lantz-Boggio Maxor National Pharmacy Services; Frederick L. & Betty Morefield; Terry & Dr. Elaine Scholes/Elite Auto Glass; Shames Makovsky Realty; Wells Fargo Bank West, NA; Vectra Bank

Menu: Romaine over spinach leaves with feta cheese, mint-crusted Colorado spring lamb loin, duchess potatoes, saute of spinach with pinons and chevre, white asparagus, raspberry Bavarian

Attendance: 750

Planning Committee: Bruce & Lisa Alexander, Brad & Tangy Buchanan, Dr. Richard & Linda Albert; Barbara Burry, Chris & Andy Carrington, KK & Floyd Ciruli, Steve & Betsy Clark, Dr. Charles & Becki Coddintgon, W.K. and Rita Bass Coors, Eugene Copeland, Dr. James & Renee Duke. Patricia Gabow, MD, Harold Gabow, PhD, Ted & Sharon Whiton Gelt, Tony Hernandez, Dr. Richard VandenBergh, Paula Herzmark, Meg Mullen Hogan, CFRE, Kim Hotten, Drs. Richard & Mary Krugman, Vince Markovchick, MD, Evan & Evi Makovsky, Pat & Hugh McClearn, Michele McCormick, David McReynolds, Ernest E. Moore, MD, Sarah Van Duzer, MD, Frederick Morefield, Drs. John Ogle & Eileen Moore, Dr. Dean Prina, Bruce & Ginny Rockwell, Terry & Dr. Elaine Scholes, Brenda Vasquez, George Ann Victor, Robert G. and Javonni Willis, Drs. Michael & Anne Wilson, Steven and Patricia Zeelau

Board of Directors: Debra Abbott Baldwin, Andy Carrington, KK Ciruli, Stephen B. Clark, Rita Bass Coors, Eugene Copeland, Patricia A. Gabow, MD., Hugh McClearn, Michle McCormick, David McReynolds, Frederick Morefield, Jeanne Robb, Terry Scholes, Robert Willis, Brenda Vasquez

Blacktie Photos by: Mary Winter

 Evan and Evi Makovsky. Mr. Makovsky is chairman of the Denver Health Foundation, and Mrs. Makovsky was co-chair of the silent auction.
Evan and Evi Makovsky. Mr. Makovsky is chairman of the Denver Health Foundation, and Mrs. Makovsky was co-chair of the silent auction.
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By Blacktie Staff

Denver's front line of defense in public health -- the doctors, surgeons, nurses and support staff who take care of the city's neediest populations -- gathered to celebrate their recent successes April 13 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

"Denver Health (Medical Center) is in the midst of a $127 million capital campaign, the first in 30 years," said Meg Mullen Hogan, president and CEO of the Denver Health Foundation.

This July, the Rita Bass Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Education Institute will open. Later, the four-story Western Addition will be complete, offering intensive care units, patient rooms and outpatient services, Ms. Hogan explained.

Ballroom centerpieces at each of the tables -- consisting of miniature scaffolding, topped by a hardhat -- reflected the construction theme.

Denver Health Medical Center, known by many as Denver General, employs some of the nation's pre-eminent surgeons and researchers, said Ms. Hogan. "We're known nationally for our trauma work, as well as for our public health programs," she said.

At 150 years old, Denver Health is older than the city of Denver, she added. "One in four Denver residents is enrolled in Denver Health as a patient. For 169,000 people, we are their family doctor."

In addition to the main campus, DH runs 10 clinics in underserved areas, 13 clinics in Denver Public Schools, and also is in charge of patient care for the Colorado Department of Corrections and at Denver International Airport.

Dr. Elaine Scholes, a pediatrician who has been with DH for 27 years, credited much of the center's progress and sterling reputation to its current CEO, Dr. Patricia Gabow. "She's just able to generate alot of enthusiasm," said Dr. Scholes. "She's an inspiration. She has the vision to see what needs to happen at DH."

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