Moonlight in the City

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Celebrating Over 100 Years of Lutheran Hospital Legacy

Dancing in the moonlight.

Dancing in the moonlight.

Committed to providing healthcare to the community for more than 100 years, Lutheran Hospital continues to serve Cleveland’s west side with excellence.

Lutheran Hospital’s ongoing mission was the focus of its annual fundraising celebration, Moonlight in the City, Saturday evening Oct. 24. The event was hosted at the trendy Aloft Hotel located on E. 10th St, overlooking Cleveland’s flats.

Moonlight in the City was presented by the Community West Foundation. It was a delightful evening filled with friends, great food, exciting auctions and dancing. Guests enjoyed elegance while staying true to the mission of supporting healthcare on Cleveland’s near west side.

Dr. Donald Malone, President, Lutheran Hospital with his wife, Jennine.

Dr. Donald Malone, President, Lutheran Hospital with his wife, Jennine.

“I am moved by the extraordinary goodwill of so many people, so committed to Lutheran Hospital,” said Donald Malone, MD, President of Lutheran Hospital. “It’s a great reminder of why Lutheran has such a very bright future.”

“Over the last four years, Lutheran Hospital has benefitted from several significant renovation projects,” added Dr. Malone. “These include the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center and Operating Room renovations. Put together, these total over $24 million via philanthropy and investment from Cleveland Clinic.”

Dr. Malone offered special recognitions to those who made the evening possible: The Lutheran Hospital Medical Staff, Healogics, Community West Foundation under the leadership of David T. Dombrowiak, and Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals.

Dr. J. Stephen Jones, President of Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, Dr. Neil Smith, President, Fairview Hospital and William Baker, Community West Foundation Chair.

Dr. J. Stephen Jones, President of Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, Dr. Neil Smith, President, Fairview Hospital and William Baker, Community West Foundation Chair.

“How truly blessed I am and Lutheran Hospital is with a dedicated hospital family,” added Dr. Malone. “We have nearly 1000 employees who take pride in the work they do and in the care they provide to the many people who pass through our doors.”

While Moonlight in the City was a great way to contribute to the future of Lutheran Hospital, it was also an evening to remember a friend, Dr. Ted Castele. Dr. Ted passed away earlier this year. He had attended over 50 celebrations for his beloved Lutheran Hospital over the years. Dr. Ted was there in spirit once again this year!

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