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On Thursday, June 2, 2011, The Brooklyn Hospital Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation held its annual fundraising gala at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This year’s Founders Medal was awarded to immediate past chairman Jonathan Weld, Of Counsel, Sherman & Sterling, LLP. The Walter E. Reed Medal was presented this year to Shafiqur M. Rahman, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases and Sumatilal Shah, MD, Division of Cardiology.
The Brooklyn without Borders Award, which recognizes global humanitarianism beyond The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community, went to the Rev. Dr. Herbert D. Daughter, Presiding Minister of The House of the Lord Churches and President of the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance. The Partner in Health Award was presented to Charles R. Modica, JD, Chancellor of St. George’s University. This award recognizes those who have partnered with the hospital to provide outstanding service to our community.
Caption: The Brooklyn Hospital Center President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD, on left, with Walter E. Reed medal winner Sumatilal Shah, MD, a physician serving in the Division of Cardiology.