2009 Women of Distinction & Caring

Honored by Hebrew Homes Plaza Health Network

The 2009 “Fabulous Five” Schatzi Kassal, The Honorable Carrie P. Meek, Sandra Levy, Diane Magnum, Victoria Villalba

Over 300 ladies and gentlemen gathered together for the second Annual Women of Distinction & Caring celebration at a luncheon held at the InterContinental Miami. This year’s “FABULOUS FIVE” honorees included The Honorable Carrie P. Meek, former Congresswoman; Schatzi Kassal, Founder of Project Newborn and The Women’s Breast Health Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Sandra Levy, Executive Chairwoman of the Diabetes Research Love & Hope Gala and National Board Member of Diabetes Research Foundation; Diane Magnum, Broadcast Journalist and Founder of Channel 10’s “Mangum’s Force”; and Victoria Villalba, spokesperson for “Go Red for Heart” and Entrepreneur.

“Once again, our honorees have set the standard for excellence in service to our community.

Dr. William Zubkoff, Dr. Robert Schwartz, Dr. Suzanne Eisdorfer,
Irene Taylor-Wooten, Carrie P. Meek, Julie Edwards, Dr. Carl Eisdorfer

From legislation to protect and provide for the elderly, to research to finding a cure both for diabetes and breast cancer, to communicating the message of caring and hope, to speaking out for heart health, each of our honorees has distinguished herself through her good work and each has had an impact on our lives, “ said Dr. William Zubkoff, President & CEO of Plaza Health Network.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and silent auction and had the opportunity to test their balance on the Balance Machine, one of the critical pieces of equipment in the Plaza Health Network’s Falls Prevention Program.

White orchids graced the white clothed tables creating an elegant yet warm ambiance in the ballroom. A sumptuous lunch was served and then each honoree was introduced through a video that told their story. It was a beautiful and inspiring afternoon.

The Plaza Health Network Team of Nurses: Linda Fishbein, Cora Rich, Joyce Galbut, Lila Dalid, Nelly Mercado, Lynn Volanski, Maria Pinto, Rebecca Mendoza

Since 1954, The Hebrew Homes Plaza Health Network has grown to become the largest not-for-profit network of rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Miami-Dade County with 8 centers located in neighborhoods. Recently the network received a 5 Star Rating from the U.S. Government Center on Medicare Services. For further information, visit the website at www.plazahealth.org