Frankford Hospital Family Celebrates Foundation Milestone

Contributed by: Tom Drotar, Executive Director of Development

What a party! Over 200 Frankford Hospital employees, family members and friends gathered at Chickie's and Pete's on the Boulevard on August 13 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Frankford Hospital Foundation.

Attendees at the party were treated to terrific food, beverages and music. Several Frankford Hospital employees walked away from the event with great prizes. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bob Crossin won a Hewlett Packard Global Positioning System, and Tom Stride, the Director of Medical Informatics, won two front row tickets to see the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Over the past six years alone the Foundation has contributed or pledged over $34 million to the hospital. Some of the projects supported include: an expansion of the Cardiac Care Unit and Emergency Room services, upgrading patient care technology and adding 51 beds for direct care.

Honored at the event were the 16 men and women who currently serve as the Trustees of the Foundation: Carl Gregory, LHD, President; Joe Cohill, CPA, Vice President; John Neff , Secretary; George Baldwin; Jay Blumenthal; Pete Ciarrocchi; Honorable Th eodore Gutowicz; Bruce Hess, Esq.; Robert Hess, Esq.; John Jaszczak; Robert Lockyer; Sheryl Perzel; Frank Porrazza; Frank "Bud" Sleuman; Robert Tepfer; Robert Truitt, LHD; and Eugene Wlodkowski.

Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you again next year for the 36th anniversary party!


(Left to right) (Front Row): Bob Hess, Esq., John Neff, Carl Gregory, LHD, Joe Cohill and

Bud Sleuman. (Back Row): Frank Porrazza, Bob Truitt, Pete Ciarocchi and Jay Blumenthal.