South Miami Hospital Mercury Ball

Benefits Precious Children

Charity & Social Events
Date Saturday, April 14, 2018 Organization Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Categories Charity & Social Events
Place Trump National Doral Address 4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral Phone 786-467-5400 Contact Email

Kerry and Jorge E. Perez, M.D.

Baptist Health Foundation and South Miami Hospital are pleased to present the 57th Mercury Ball, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Trump National Doral Miami. Co-chairs for this year’s ball are Debbie and Albert Taño, M.D., and Kerry and Jorge Perez, M.D. The black-tie event features a reception at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Proceeds from the ball will benefit the Child Development Center at South Miami Hospital.

The Child Development Center provides diagnostic and early intervention services to help children achieve their full capabilities in all areas of development. They offer a unified interdisciplinary approach to developmental problems. They assess a child’s physical and psychosocial status to create an individualized treatment plan. Their team of specialists includes developmental pediatricians, occupational and physical therapists, speech/language pathologists and social workers. In cooperation with your child’s physician, they refer to specialists in genetics, neurology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, psychiatry, otolaryngology and other medical specialties as needed.

Albert Tańo, M.D., and Debbie Tańo

In addition to an elegant dinner and live music, the ball will include a 50-year tradition associated with the Mercury Ball: The naming of South Miami Hospital’s “Person of the Year.” Prior years’ honorees include Jeremy Tabak, M.D., Bruce Wirtz MacArthur, Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D., Ghassan Haddad, M.D., and Wayne Brackin, chief operating officer of Baptist Health.

Please join us for this incredible evening and help support the Child Development Center at South Miami Hospital. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $1,000 to $100,000, with tickets priced at $600 per person and table prices at $6,000, $10,000 and $12,000 per table of 10. For more information about the ball, please contact, or call 786-467-5488. Reservations may be made online. >

Wayne Brackin, chief operating officer of Baptist Health, and Shaida Brackin, with Veronica and Pedro Flores

About South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence.

America and Lincoln Mendez, CEO of South Miami Hospital

A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies.

Marjorie and Jeremy I. Tabak, M.D.

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