News Release, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Date in Dublin: Hospital Hosts Annual Gala to Help Fund Birthing Center Improvements

Leonardtown, Maryland (Dec. 2, 2019) – Irish eyes were smiling Nov. 22 as guests enjoyed the 2019 MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Gala, a Date in Dublin, at the Hollywood Social Hall.

Sponsored by the hospital and MedStar Shah Medical Group, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with live entertainment by Paradigm. More than 500 guests attended the Irish-themed event.

Nearly $300,000 was raised in proceeds and will help fund improvements to MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center. The project will include the revitalization of the hospital’s mother/baby suites with modern bathrooms, new furniture, and fresh décor.

During the event, chances were sold for a six-night trip for two to Ireland with four-star accommodations and airfare vouchers. This year’s drawing winner was Robbie Loker.

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would like to acknowledge this year’s contributors, especially the MedStar Shah Medical Group, this year’s Presenting Sponsor ($25,000).

The hospital also thanks and acknowledges:

Premier Sponsors ($15,000):

  • AMEWAS, Inc.
  • Associates in Radiation Medicine
  • Pam & Dave Jamieson
  • Christine Wray & John Felicitas

Diamond Sponsors ($10,000):

  • The Cherry Cove Group
  • Karen & John Garner
  • Jayaraman Medical Associates & St. Mary’s Pelvic Health
  • Raley Watts & O’Neill /HILB Group
  • Servpro of St. Mary’s & Calvert
  • US Acute Care Solutions  

Platinum Sponsors ($6,000):

  • ASEC, Inc.
  • Anna Choi, M.D. & Richard Ferraro
  • G&H Jewelers
  • Karen & Stephen Michaels

Gold Sponsors ($4,000):

  • CMI General Contractors
  • KBR
  • ManTech International Corporation
  • Parlett Affiliated Companies
  • Printing Press, Inc.

Silver Sponsors ($2,500):

  • AIRtec, Inc.
  • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • CRGA Design
  • Helen & Tom Daugherty
  • DCS Corporation
  • In Memory of Carrie Jennison
  • Old Line Bank  
  • PAE Applied Technologies, LLC
  • Parran’s Flooring Center
  • PNC Bank  
  • Stacy & Ken Samet
  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
  • Taylor Gas Company, Inc.
  • W.M. Davis, Inc. General Contractors

Portrait Room Sponsor ($1,500)

  • Lea & Art Weaver

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000):

  • Axis Healthcare Group
  • Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Flight
  • Brinsfield Funeral Services
  • C3 Innovations, Inc.
  • Community Bank of the Chesapeake
  • John Crine
  • Kristine & John Greely
  • Amir Khan, M.D.
  • Joan & Alfred Mattingly, Sr.
  • Mindoula Healthcare Group
  • Carol & Bill Moody
  • Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc.
  • Phocus Video
  • Sabre Systems, Inc.
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Dr. & Mrs. Yahia Tagouri
  • Varsity Vending
  • Dawn & Nicholas Yeitrakis

Save the date for next year’s gala on Nov. 20, 2020! Visit to view more event photos.

All images courtesy of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...