Doctors Hospital “Mad for Mod” Ball

Benefiting Doctors Hospital Foundation and Doctors Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Carlos and Patty Garcia, Dr. Keith and Ilien Hechtman, Abby and Dr. Jose Portuondo, Co-Chairs of the Doctors Hospital Ball

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Arena at Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami

Travel back to the style of the 1960s — lava lamps, GoGo dancers and whoopie pies — as Doctors Hospital hosts its fundraising ball, Mad for Mod, on Saturday, May 18, at the Arena at Florida International University. Proceeds from the ball will benefit Doctors Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner and dancing. Manny & Lory Castro’s Dance Town Miami Untouchables, of “America’s Got Talent” fame, will entertain guests. The event will feature live and silent auctions at which guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of exciting items, including a week on The World Residences at Sea ship, a makeover from TLC’s “What Not To Wear” hair stylist Ted Gibson, a princess package complete with a Rene Ruiz gift certificate, jewelry from Neiman Marcus, a four night stay at the Azul Beach Hotel in Mexico and spa packages. The new, larger ICU will be a state-of-the-art space with the most sophisticated equipment. Each room will have 24-hour off-site electronic monitoring through the eICU LifeGuard program. With the renovation, physicians and staff will have the tools they need to continue to provide the highest-quality care to the most critically ill patients. Presented by Doctors Hospital Foundation and organized by community volunteers, the ball is chaired by Ilien and Keith Hechtman, M.D., with co-chairs Patricia and Carlos Garcia, Esq., and Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D. The ball’s presenting sponsor is ER STAT Inc. Other sponsors include The Collection, Mark & Kambour, Inc., Neiman Marcus, Rene Ruiz, Ted Gibson Salon, Tiffany & Co., The Village of Merrick Park and The World Residences at Sea.

Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital

Tables are available at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels; individual seats may be reserved for $500 and $1,000. Corporate sponsorships and underwriting opportunities also are available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, call Laura Denoux, Director of Corporate & Event Philanthropy at 786-467-5404 or email or for more general information, contact Doctors Hospital’s Foundation office at 768-467-5400, visit or e-mail

About Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital is an 281-bed acute care facility that has provided high-quality medical care since 1949. Based in Coral Gables, the hospital is recognized for its services in neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, general surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and women’s health. Its nationally recognized sports medicine program serves the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Discover Orange Bowl, Sony Open Tennis, World Golf Championship – Cadillac Championship, and ING Miami Marathon & Half Marathon. Doctors Hospital developed the first Gamma Knife program in Florida and since 1993, has been a leader in neurological patient care, serving patients from the United States and abroad. For more information about Doctors Hospital Foundation please contact Natalia Ferrer at 786-308-3577 or at

Doctors Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. In addition to Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Mariners Hospital, Homestead Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health. For more information, visit and connect with BaptistHealthSF on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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