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Dr. Emil Nigro To Be Honored At Annual Phelps Champagne Ball

Scenes from last year's Champagne Ball. This years celebration will honor Dr. Emil Nigro.
Scenes from last year's Champagne Ball. This years celebration will honor Dr. Emil Nigro. Photo Credit: Contributed

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center recently announced its 28th Annual Champagne Ball, which will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 6pm at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor. The evening’s plans to honor Dr. Emil Nigro of North Salem, who serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine.

“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.

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 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 Dr. Paul Terracciano, of Briarcliff Manor, and Laurie and Dr. Franklin Zimmerman, of Mt. Kisco.

For more information about Champagne Ball tickets and sponsorships, contact Marissa Coratti, at 914-366-3104 or mcoratti@pmhc.us or visit the event's website .

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