Phelps Memorial Hospital Center to Hold 28th Annual Champagne Ball

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s 28th Annual Champagne Ball will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6 pm at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor.  The evening’s honoree will be Emil Nigro, MD, of Larchmont, Director of Emergency Medicine, and TD Bank.

“In the course of 38 years, Dr. Nigro’s contribution to Phelps and emergency medicine has been immeasurable,” said Daniel Blum, Phelps President and CEO.  “Honoring him at the Champagne Ball gives us all an opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact he has had in establishing the Emergency Department at Phelps as one of the finest in the region.” 

A unique aspect of the event 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 Phelps Emergency Department, where Dr. Nigro began working as a physician 38 years ago.  He became Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1984. A pioneer in emergency medical services programs, Dr. Nigro helped initiate the practice of providing lifesaving interventions for patients prior to their arrival at the Emergency Department. He was also instrumental in developing the Hoch Center for Emergency Education, where approximately 3,000 first responders receive training every year. In 2008, Dr. Nigro led the planning and design of Phelps’ new state-of-the-art emergency department.

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $135.8 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment.

The event will include a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, with a silent auction featuring gift certificates, cocktail packages, accommodations, and jewelry. Co-chairs of the evening are Pamela and Paul Terracciano, MD, of Briarcliff Manor, and Laurie and Franklin Zimmerman, MD, of Mt. Kisco.

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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