Our annual Pardee Hospital Foundation Gala, a Black Tie Affair, held on Saturday, June 17 was another huge success with more than 400 attendees who helped us raise a record-breaking $130,000 to benefit Pardee UNC Health Care and its mission to bring advanced, compassionate care to Henderson County and Western North Carolina. The gala included dinner, dancing, live music, a silent auction and a raffle.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year awards.
Now in its the fifth year, the Foundation presented the Physician of the Year Award, which is given to a Pardee physician whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedication to compassionate patient care and a commitment to improving the lives of people throughout the community to Peter Goodfield, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Goodfield is a board-certified cardiologist at Pardee UNC Health Care and sees patients at Hendersonville Cardiology Associates. He founded and currently serves as medical director of the HeartLife Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Pardee and as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having previously served as chief of staff, over the past 11 years, Dr. Goodfield has served on the Pardee board of directors, during which time chaired the Performance Improvement Committee, was a member of the Joint Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee and vice chair at various times. He served as a member and then chairman of the hospital’s Institutional Review Board from 1993 to 2013. He has served as principal investigator in dozens of clinical trials at Pardee and has published research in several medical journals. Dr. Goodfield joins the ranks of Dr. Eric Byrd, Dr. Ken Shelton, Dr. James Caserio, and Dr. Stuart Glassman who were previously recognized for exemplifying the spirit of the award.
For the 14th year, the Foundation presented the Philanthropist of the Year Award, which recognizes a member of the community who has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee UNC Health Care, Pardee Hospital Foundation and the improvement of the community’s health care to Mary Olson. Mrs. Olson is a patron of Pardee Hospital Foundation, supporting the Capital Campaign, sponsoring the annual black-tie gala, and serving as a sponsor and committee member of the Women Helping Women initiative since its inception. Olson retired from more than 40 years of teaching in California in 1993 when she and her husband John moved to Flat Rock. She is a patron of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, an avid supporter of the arts and was involved in the American Kennel Club for a number of years showing Dandie Dinmont Terriers.
The evening concluded with dinner, dancing, silent auction, and raffle drawing. This year’s raffle offered a chance to win a 7 Night Parisian and French Riviera getaway
for two, including airfare credit and hotel accommodations. Congratulations to Dr. Heather North, our raffle winner. Bon Voyage!
Each year the gala thrills our guests with creative themes, lavish decorations, delicious food and entertainment. We couldn’t do it without our talented and dedicated volunteers. Gala Committee members: Cristy Ballcells, Co-Chair; Kelly Ford, Co-Chair; Elissa Hamlin, Co-Chair; Kandi Hendricks, Co-Chair; Cortney Jackson, Co-Chair; Kathy Carpenter; Carolyn Collins; Amy Donaldson; Lisa Edney; Deanna Ellis; Patsy Farmer Jones; Sarah Gibbs Carpenter; Tyra Kirby; Heather Kogoy; Cindy Maxwell; Sarah McSwain; Miller Medina; Lynde Mickey; Lutrelle O’Cain; Linda Overstreet; Leigh Patschke; Jan Richards; Judy Smith; Ali Thomas and Suzanna Waddell. Thank you!
Businesses who donated their time or materials to make the event special included: Boomerang Custom Laser, Champagne Event Services, Classic Event Rental, Cooper Construction Company, Inc., Dining Innovations, East West Village Rentals, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flowers by Larry, Gateaux Cakes & Pastries, Magnificent Journeys, Rubberband, and U-Rent-A-Plant.