Doctors Hospital Gala on Broadway

Black-tie event raises $650,000 for Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Nursing

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee,from left: Jacqueline Cocopardo, Elsa Figueredo, Agustin and Nancy Veitia, Olga and Nelson Lazo, Mayi and Abel Iglesias, Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D., and Mirtha and José Dávila, M.D.

The flair of Broadway, the music of “The Phantom of the Opera” and the spirit of philanthropy combined to create an epic evening May 20 at the “Doctors Hospital Gala on Broadway– Life is a Cabaret!”

Authentically bringing the theme to life was a performance by Howard McGillin, best known for performing the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” longer than any other actor in Broadway history.

The gala also included dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction, and raised $650,000 for Doctors Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Nursing.

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Generous sponsors included American Airlines, AvMed, Bacardi, The Collection/Porsche, Doctors Anesthesia Associates, ER Stat, Inc., Modern Luxury, Ocean Bank, Radiology Associates of South Florida, Sazón Goya, Selecta, and Tri-City Electric. Among the many underwriters were Richard P. Cole and Dr. and Mrs. John Zvijac.

Event committee members included Mirtha and José Dávila, M.D.; Mayi and Abel Iglesias; Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital; Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D.; Nancy and Agustin Veitia, Elsa Figueredo and Jacqueline Cocopardo.

To support the work of the Center for Excellence in Nursing, visit For information about future Baptist Health Foundation events, email or call 786-467-5400.

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