Benefit Chairs Hollis and Jim Forbes and Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein welcomed over 600 supporters to the Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party, on Saturday, August 6th. The night raised over $1.3 million to provide support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.
The festive evening was emceed by NBC’s Chuck Scarborough and brought out supporters including John Paulson, Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Julie Ratner, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Stony Brook’s Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky and Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also President of the Board of Trustees of Southampton Hospital Foundation.
Lawrence Scott Events transformed the tent with lavish buffets, dramatic table centerpieces of gold shells overflowing with beautiful orchids, delicate flowers and woodsy ferns while music from the Groove Society kept everyone on their feet. The night’s live auction included tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress and Cats.
As guests sat down for dinner, Chuck Scarborough thanked everyone for attending and for their support of the hospital, before Jim and Hollis Forbes and Marigay McKee stood to say, “What an honor it has been to work with the dedicated team at Southampton Hospital.”
Southampton Hospital is recognized by the NYS Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, the first one on Long Island’s East End. This designation enables the Hospital to provide care to the most critically injured patients. During the summer season when the regional population swells, it is even more critically important that trauma care be accessible close by. Faster treatment for trauma patients can mean the difference between life and death, so support for this essential service is vital.