‘Bright Night for Little Stars’ raises $514K for Women & Infants Hospital

Posted 11/7/19

Women & Infants Hospital’s “Bright Night for Little Stars”, held on October 19, raised over $514,000 and was attended by more than 300 community leaders, grateful patients, friends, and …

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‘Bright Night for Little Stars’ raises $514K for Women & Infants Hospital

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Women & Infants Hospital’s “Bright Night for Little Stars”, held on October 19, raised over $514,000 and was attended by more than 300 community leaders, grateful patients, friends, and colleagues. Proceeds of the event will support the hospital’s new Birth Center. The event, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, was emceed by NBC 10 News Sunrise anchor, Mario Hilario and co-chaired by Ann Marie and Steve Johnson and Virginia and Jim Roberts.

“I am truly humbled by the generosity and support shown by so many for Women & Infants Hospital and our new Birth Center. I am also grateful to the many volunteers and committee members who worked so hard to make this year’s event a great success,” said Matt Quin, interim COO. “Women & Infants Hospital is committed to continuously advancing the quality of care we provide and ensuring the individualized needs of those we care for are acknowledged and met in a way that is meaningful to them.”

For more than 130 years, Women & Infants’ mission has been to provide exceptional health care to the families in our region. New technologies, personalized delivery options, and more patients with significant chronic illness have led to the need for an innovative model of care and a new Birth Center.

Hope Parish, a grateful mom, shared her family’s experiences at Women & Infants. “I did not have an easy or simple path in starting my family. From the frustration of infertility through the devastation of losses, to the joy of motherhood, I’ve experienced it all. On our journey towards parenthood, we’ve been to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The constant was my Women & Infants family who carried me and my husband through it all.” Her husband and four children then joined her on stage in thanking the hospital.

The event’s leadership contributors included Presenting Sponsor CVS Health; Women & Infants Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Department of Pediatrics, Cox Business; Malcolm G. Chace Jr., Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Women & Infants, Hinckley Allen, Cynthia B. Patterson, Jack and Judith Remondi, Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Southern New England Healthcare for Women, Webster Bank, and Women & Infants Medical Staff Association.

Additionally, Cynthia B. Patterson received the inaugural Cynthia B. Patterson Lifetime Service Award for her 50 years of service to Women & Infants Hospital.

CNE Board Chair Charlie Reppucci recognized Patterson as an ardent champion of Women & Infants and women’s health. She started as a volunteer at Providence Lying-In Hospital and rose to be the first woman chair of the hospital’s board of trustees. She has served on the CNE Board since 1996. For her dedication, generosity, and wise counsel the hospital has established this new award bearing her name.

For a complete listing of sponsors or to make a contribution, please visit: https://foundation.womenandinfants.org/BrightNight-Sponsors.

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