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It was an evening for celebration as the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (SJHCF) welcomed over 920 guests to the London Convention Centre on Thursday evening (Sept. 13) for the 2012 Tribute Dinner.
St. Joseph’s Hospital has a long and distinguished record of surgical care and innovation over its nearly 125-year history. That history of innovation and the medical pioneers behind them were celebrated at this year’s Tribute Dinner.
"It is important to pay tribute to those who envision possibilities and make them happen,” said 2012 Tribute Committee Chair Murray Faulkner in a media release about the event. “Tonight we take a look back at this spirit of leadership and innovation and look ahead to the next, exciting era of surgical care already emerging at St. Joseph’s.”
The evening also recognized the contributions of the Callaghan family, who over three generations — starting with former chief of staff Dr. Vincent Callaghan — have played an important role in the growth and development of patient care at the hospital.
The sold-out event, one of the major fundraisers for the SJHCF, also included a silent auction featuring a number of items of memorabilia from the Canadian band Rush, a display of historical surgical and medical instruments on loan from Museum London, as well as a musical performance by the group Naturally 7.
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