Baptist Hospital Celebrates 50 Years

at Gold Anniversary Ball

Judge Robert L. Dubé, chairman of the Board for Baptist Health, and Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health

On November 20, Baptist Hospital celebrated 50 years of excellence in medical advances and community service at the sold out, Gold Anniversary Ball. The 850 guests were awed as they arrived on the Baptist Hospital campus, overlooking the historic landmark lake, where the event was held for the first time. The gala celebrated the world class institution that Baptist Hospital of Miami has become.

“The Ball was a tribute to those who have contributed to Baptist Hospital’s growth and success throughout the last 50 years,” said Bo Boulenger, CEO of Baptist Hospital. “We look forward to the next 50 years and continuing our tradition of being a world class healthcare organization.”

Lourdes Jofré-Collett, the 50th Anniversary Ball Chair, worked tirelessly for over a year to create one of the hospital’s most successful fundraising events. Drs. Randy and Joel Schenkman, Paul and Swanee DiMare and Diane and Robert Moss served as Honorary Chairs. Ana Laura Arellano, Dan and Trish Bell, Maria Morales-Gonzalez and Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., Rudy Kranys and Lois Russell and Sofia and Mike Segal were the Ball’s Philanthropic Chairs. The generosity of these chairs helped to support Baptist Hospital’s commitment to provide excellence in healthcare to the South Florida community and beyond.

Long-time supporter, Radiology Associates of South Florida, was the first Legacy Corporate Presenting Sponsor for the Ball. Supporting Corporate Sponsors included Arellano Construction, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Cartier, Pepsi, Robins & Morton and Siemens/Med-Lab. Additional sponsors included Axcess Luxury, Diageo, Event Star, Grey Goose, Southern Audio Visual and Bill Ussery Motors-Mercedes Benz of contributed to the success of the event.

Becky and Calvin Babcock, Baptist Hospital Board chairman and Baptist Health Board of Trustees member

We invite you to support Baptist Hospital of Miami’s mission of providing outstanding healthcare services. For more information please contact the Baptist Health Foundation at 786-596-6535, or visit us at

Baptist Health, the region’s largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization, has nearly 14,000 employees and is the area’s largest private employer. Baptist Health includes Baptist, Baptist Children’s, Doctors, Homestead, Mariners and South Miami Hospitals as well as Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Outpatient Services and Baptist Health Enterprises. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health. For more information, visit

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