Phelps Hospital to Hold 29th Annual Champagne Ball October 28th

Phelps Hospital’s 29th Annual Champagne Ball will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6 pm at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor.  The evening’s honorees are Barry Field, MD, and Mr. and Mrs. William O. Melvin, Jr.

Dr. Barry Field joined the Phelps Hospital medical staff in 1978. A respected leader, he served as chief of the hospital’s Division of Gastroenterology for a total of 10 years and as director of the Department of Medicine for 12. Phelps has benefited from Dr. Field’s efforts to further the quality of care provided at the hospital, particularly through education. He established the Phelps Journal Club in 1986 – one of his first acts as Director of Medicine – and it has continued to be a popular teaching forum for the past 30 years. Dr. Field also helped establish the quality assurance program in the Department of Medicine.

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Melvin, Jr., longtime residents of Scarborough Manor, were born and raised in Westchester County – Bill in Ardsley-on-Hudson and Ellen in Bronxville. Bill founded Acorn Derivatives Management, an investment management firm located in White Plains. A dedicated volunteer with a particular interest in the arts, Ellen has given a tremendous amount of time and energy to many museums and cultural centers. Members of the Melvin family have received care from Phelps physicians over the years, and Bill and Ellen have shown appreciation for that care by becoming strong supporters of Phelps. They are best known for establishing the Phelps Classic golf tournament to help raise funds and make more people aware of the excellent hospital in their community. The Phelps Classic has been extraordinarily successful, having raised more than $1.2 million over the past 13 years.

A unique aspect of the Champagne Ball is the Fund-A-Cause auction, where guests pledge their support to a designated hospital program or service with the goal of completely funding the initiative by the end of the evening.  This year, the auction will fund the “Nurse Call” – For Improved Patient-Caregiver Communication.  Nurse Call allows patients and caregivers to directly communicate with each other through the Vocera wireless system that is currently in use at Phelps. Benefits of the system include: quicker response time, ability to respond according to level of need and improved staff performance.

The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing and a silent auction featuring gift certificates, cocktail packages, accommodations and jewelry. Co-chairs of the evening are Ingrid & Jack Hershman, MD; Pamela & Paul Terracciano, MD; and Laurie & Franklin H. Zimmerman, MD.

For more information about Champagne Ball tickets and sponsorships, contact Marissa Coratti, at 914-366-3104 or or visit

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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Contact:  Margaret Plofchan, Director of Marketing Phelps Hospital