Haute Event: Southampton Hospital 53rd Annual Summer Party

Southampton Hospital hosted its 53rd Annual Summer Party, A Tropical Paradise, to Benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in Southampton. This year’s summer party chaired by Jean Shafiroff and emceed by NBC News anchor Chuck Scarborough, was another success for Southampton Hospital, as the Hospital expects to reach its goal of raising $2 million.

Guest included Bob Chaloner, Howard Lorber, John and Andrea Catsimatidis, Christopher and Andrea Cox, Gil and Shelley Harrison, Jean Remmel FitzSimmons, Jeffrey and NancyJane Loewy, Sharon Kerr, Christine Smith Gray, Andrew Heyman, Clifton and Raya Knight, Dr. John and Ali Hubbell, Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York, Bill Finneran and Carol Rohrig, Peter and Nancy Larsen, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Sandra McConnell, Christopher Obetz, Dr. Martin and Nancy Stone and Jonathan and Somers Farkas.

The Summer Party, “A Tropical Paradise,” was chaired for the second year by Jean Shafiroff who expressed her gratitude to this year’s committee members and Hospital staff for their hard work and support.

“It is an honor for me to again chair this important event and we are anticipating another success,” Hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner greeted guests, joking that “when staying in the Hamptons, the last place you would want to be is in a hospital!”

He went on to say, “However, if you are ill, you will not find a better local hospital to take care of you. In the last several years, Southampton Hospital has completely renovated and expanded critical departments, including our Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center and the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute among other areas. Supporters like you have enabled quality healthcare in the Hamptons.”

The time-honored tradition supports the Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which was named after the Paulsons in recognition of their generous support. The emergency department serves more than 25,000 residents and visitors annually on Long Island’s South Fork.  Tiffany & Co. was the Honorary Jewelry Chair, Barclay’s Wealth was the Honorary Corporate Chair, Cushman and Wakefield was the Honorary Commercial Real Estate Chair and Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate was the Honorary Residential Real Estate Chair.

Attendees danced the night away to the magical and memorable music of The Alex Donner Orchestra in a tropical getaway created by renowned interior designer Tony Urrutia. The night was an elegant and tasteful affair, catered byRobbins Wolfe Eventeurs, and included a raffle and silent auction with enticing items, among them a $25,000 cash prize, a trip to Paris, a Tiffany & Co. clutch, and an Oscar De La Renta handbag.

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