Benefits the Curtis D. Robinson Center
for Health Equity
Conn. September 21, 2015) – More than 1,400 guests
gathered for a good cause at the Connecticut Convention Center for this year’s
MIRACLES XXVI gala, presented by the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Foundation. This year’s beneficiary was
the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health
Equity at Saint Francis.
in 2010, the Center for Health Equity
addresses racial disparities in healthcare by reaching out to African-American,
Latino and other underserved communities and providing community engagement,
patient education and health screenings, particularly in the areas of prostate
cancer and diabetes.
black-tie event, the largest of its kind in Connecticut, raised more than $1.1 million
for initiatives at the CDRCHE. The evening featured a cocktail reception,
dinner, dancing and an exclusive silent auction featuring an array of wines.
new funding will enable the CDRCHE to continue providing healthcare navigation
for the underserved,” said Christopher M. Dadlez, CEO and president of Saint
Francis. “At the same time, these funds will benefit society as a whole because
by preventing illnesses through population health management, we are keeping
patients healthier and lowering healthcare costs for everyone.”
While many health equity centers are affiliated
with universities, the CDRCHE is uniquely based at a hospital, enabling
patients in need to receive their healthcare quickly and seamlessly.
emcee for MIRACLES was Broadway actor, singer, composer, producer and minister
Clifton Davis. For more than 40 years, Davis
has shared his unique gifts with audiences and congregations worldwide. Davis is probably best known for his five-year
run as Reverend Rueben Gregory on the NBC television series, Amen.
Davis has returned to Broadway in the hit Disney musical, Aladdin, as the Sultan. Davis also received a Grammy nomination for
his hit composition, Never Can Say
Since its inception in 1990, the MIRACLES galas
have raised more than $16 million for Hospital initiatives.
Honorary Co-Chairs Curtis D. Robinson, Co-Founder and Chairman, Curtis D. Robinson
Center for Health Equity and Sheila Robinson; MIRACLES Chair, Joan
Holobinko; MIRACLES Chair, Theresa Hopkins-Staten; Monica Durant Davis; event
emcee Clifton Davis; MIRACLES Chair, Rebecca Santiago-Corujo; and Eileen Dadlez
and Christopher M. Dadlez, President & CEO Saint Francis Care enjoy the gala event at the Connecticut
Photo by Brian Ambrose Photography
Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an
integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and
Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since
1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65
bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in
New England. Other major entities of
Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the
Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular
Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center,
the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis
Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare
Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical
Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care
Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are
supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional
medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.