The Christ Hospital Health Network Gala Honorees 2022 (Pictured from left to right) Theodore Waller, MD, Michael R. Smith, MD, Patrick Shea, MD, Dean Kereiakes, MD, Daniel Glassman, MD, Thomas Broderick, MD, David Drake, MD, Pete Caples, MD, Charles Abbottsmith, MD.

The Christ Hospital Health Network’s 2022 Gala Raises $5.4 Million for The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute

The 2022 Gala was held at the Duke Energy Center Saturday, May 21

CINCINNATI (MAY 31, 2022) – The Christ Hospital Health Network’s 2022 Gala raised more than $5.4 million dollars for The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. The money will go towards patient assistance, research and cardiovascular programs. The event was the most successful dinner gala in Cincinnati history.

“These funds reflect the perception of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute by our community and will be life-changing for our patients,” said Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, FSCAI, President of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute. “Our community shares our vision of being a world-class destination for adult cardiovascular care and they believe that we will deliver leading-edge, innovative care second-to-none without leaving Cincinnati.”

The event, with presenting sponsor Ohio National Financial Services and VIP Sponsor Fort Washington Investment Advisors honored 12 pioneers in heart care in Cincinnati:

Charles Abbottsmith, MD, Scott Behrens, MD (posthumously), Thomas Broderick, MD, Pete Caples, MD, David Drake, MD Peter Engel, MD, A. Daniel Glassman, MD, Dean Kereiakes, MD, John Schneider, MD, Patrick Shea, MD, Michael Smith, MD and Theodore Waller, MD

“We are so proud of each of these individuals and their unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Debbie Hayes, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “It is on their shoulders that we continue our mission of creating value for patients through exceptional clinical care, outstanding patient experiences, all delivered in an affordable way.”

The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute offers groundbreaking treatment options available nowhere else in the country and dozens of subspecialized programs developed to care for the varied and complex conditions of the heart.

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital locate in Mt. Auburn with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.