Baptist Hospital Rock N’ Royalty Ball

Benefits the Radiology Department at Baptist Hospital

Hope and Jack Ziffer, M.D.

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami

Imagine being transported back to 1978. Rock ‘n’ Roll and disco fever were in full swing, and heavy metal, punk and hip hop had yet to jump onto the pop charts.

Thirty years ago, “rock royalty” superstars, like Billy Joel, Queen, Elton John, Duran Duran, the Police, Aerosmith and U2, were launching their musical careers. And Baptist Hospital threw its first ball – a grand, formal event attended by physicians and other distinguished guests.

Now, fast-forward to 2008. What’s in store for this year’s ball? Well, the theme, “Rock’n” Royalty is a sure sign something different is in the works. For starters, we want you to leave your black tie and gown at home, because this is our first-ever-jeans-and-jewels ball!

Then, get ready to relive the concert experience at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Pass through “security,” approach the “ticket booth,” steer clear of “scalpers,” and pose for the “paparazzi” – all while listening to old-school rock ‘n’ roll from 93Rock.

Inside the ballroom concert, covers of old rock hits – courtesy of Dr. Jack Ziffer and Ziffer 6 – will bring back sweet memories, while you dine in royal style. The Healers, a Latin rock-and-fusion band, will groove you well into the night.

Be prepared to enjoy a fun-filled, exciting evening of non-traditional fundraising for a great cause: the Radiology Department. Come pay tribute to Baptist Hospital and our many great physicians and caregivers while dressed in jeans and jewels, dancing the night away.

Thank you to our Corporate Presenting Sponsors, Coastal Construction Group and Radiology Associates of South Florida, and our ball co-chairs, Tom and Leslie Murphy and Dr. Jack and Hope Ziffer.

To sponsor this year’s ball or purchase tickets, call Lori Elsbree at 786-596-8954, or e-mail

Bo Boulenger, CEO of Baptist Hospital, and his wife Jill, Shaida and Wayne Brackin, Executive VP and COO, Baptist Health

About Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Baptist Health South Florida Foundation is the fundraising arm of Baptist Health South Florida. Our mission is to provide volunteer leadership and philanthropic support to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities served by our hospitals and facilities.

Year after year Baptist Health is awarded accolades for its cutting edge healthcare and service innovations. Through the generosity of our philanthropic community, the Foundation helps maintain that “Margin of Excellence,” that provides outstanding healthcare to the members of our South Florida community, and beyond.

The funds raised by the Foundation support programs at Baptist, Baptist Children’s, Doctors, Homestead, Mariners and South Miami Hospitals, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services. All are affiliates of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. These projects and programs include:

Susan and Bill Tillett, Baptist Health Foundation Board chairman
  • The Baptist Health Center for Excellence in Nursing
  • The Baptist Health Center for Healthy Living
  • Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s programs for stroke and the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease
  • Emergency Center expansion at Baptist Hospital
  • Baptist Outpatient Services Breast Center
  • The Child Development Center at South Miami Hospital
  • South Miami Heart Center’s prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • The new Homestead Hospital
  • Mariners Hospital eICU LifeGuard system
  • A Baptist Children’s Hospital fund that supports needy families of children who are undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Doctors Hospital Gynecologic Oncology and Sports Medicine programs and its general and neurosurgery, including a new state-of-the-art Gamma Knife
Alejandro Badia, M.D. and his wife Alexandra with Margie and Joe Fernandez, M.D.

For more information about Baptist Health Foundation, please call Barbara Norland, Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events, at 786-596-6535, or e-mail Please visit our website at and click on “Foundation.”

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