Eat, Drink and be Merry by Supporting This Year’s St. John Hospital Guild Annual Benefit Dinner

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April 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Have a laughing good time and support a worthwhile cause while doing it! Actor and comedian, Dave Coulier, best known as “Joey” from the hit ABC television series, Full House, will be keeping the audience in stitches at The Guild of St. John Hospital and Medical Center’s 54th Annual Guild Dinner.

This annual event will be held on June 4th at Penna’s of Sterling, in Sterling Heights. The funds raised will benefit St. John Hospital and Medical Center. The proceeds are designated towards the Mary Ann Van Elslander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery at St. John Hospital & Medical Center.

The Guild also announced the individuals who will be honored at the event. They are:Dr. David Cotton and Family who will receive the Philanthropic Services Award; Sanjay Batra, MD, who will be awarded with the Physician of the Year Award; Anthony Ferlito, who will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Edward Deeb who will receive the Sr. Verenice McQuade Distinguished Service Award.

“We are very proud to be presenting this annual event,” said John Adamo, Guild president. “We are hoping to provide a significant gift to the Mary Ann Van Elslander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery and with the support of this very generous community we are confident we can do that.”

David Kesner of Grosse Pointe Woods is Chair of this year’s Guild Dinner, and Joseph Paluzzi III of Grosse Pointe Shores is Vice-Chair.

Doors open to the gala affair at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oevres, followed by a multi-course dinner at

7:30 p.m. The entertainment will begin at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for THE GUILD Dinner may be purchased by contacting Kathy Taranto at (313) 343-3674.  Price of tickets is $250.  Ticket price to our “Generation Next” (age 21-35) guests is $125.  Sponsorship, patron and advertising opportunities are also available.

Established in 1948, THE GUILD is a volunteer organization that played a critical role in fundraising to open St. John Hospital in 1952 and continues to support SJH&MC programs today. Since its founding over 60 years ago, THE GUILD has raised over $17 million for the hospital, assisting a countless number of patients by providing needed medical equipment, state-of-the-art technology and valued services.

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, a regional destination hospital for leading-edge medical care and technology, is a member of St. John Health, the largest provider of inpatient care in southeast Michigan and one of the largest employers in metro Detroit. St. John Health provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers, and six hospitals spanning five counties.

Contact: Kathleen Taranto

THE GUILD of St. John Hospital and Medical Center

22101 Moross Road, MOB 102

Detroit, MI 48236

313-343-3674 (

THE GUILD of St. John Hospital and Medical Center

2014 Officers and Board of Directors

Officers:          John Adamo, President          Paul F. Treder, Vice President          Dan Roma, Secretary          David Kesner, Treasurer

Board of Directors:     Doug Blatt          Theodore Hadgis, DDS
         Denise Calisi          Anthony Kallabat

         Perry Calisi          David Kesner

         Benjamin W. Capp          Alex Lucido

         Deborah Condino          Donald Mattes

         Marc L. Cullen, MD, MPH          Dominic Paluzzi

         Ed Deeb          Joseph Paluzzi, lll

         John E. DeWald, CPA          David Stephens

         Anthony Ferlito          Charles Stumb, Jr.

         Karlest Ford          Tymon Totte, DDS

James M. Fox, MD, MBA, FACEP          Andrew Turnbull

         Noel Haberek, Esq.          Bill Viviano

Advisory Board:          Sanjay Batra, MD          Robert Valice, DDS

         Anthony Giorgio          Joseph Vicari

         Leo Kalyvas, Jr.          William Ventimiglia, MD

         Alphonse Santino, MD          Jacqueline Wetherholt, CSJ

         Ed Schervish, MD
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