Funds raised for emergency room expansion


Attendees of the 31st annual Bougainvillea Ball mingled with friends over drinks, raised paddles during the live auction and danced the night away to the music inside a beautifully decorated tent at Founders Park on Jan. 25. More than 200 people came out for the annual ball, which went to support the expansion of the Emergency Center at Mariners Hospital. Creating a designated area to treat patients with minor illnesses and injuries is one of the projects main goals. 

Patti Stanley with Stephanie Scuderi.
Russ and Christina Steele.
Laura and Eric Ciampa.
Islamorada Vice Mayor Ken Davis shares how the care of first responders and those at Baptist Health saved his life when he suffered a ruptured aortic valve Sept. 19, 2019.
Rick Freeburg, CEO of Mariners and Fishermen’s hospitals, welcomes attendees to the 31st annual Bougainvillea Ball.
Patti Stanley, realtor at Coldwell Banker Schmidt, stands as she’s recognized during welcoming remarks.
John and Sandy ElKoury of Coastal Realty.
Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Stephanie Scuderi, of Centennial Bank.
From left, Mary Beth Harris, of Centennial Bank, Ty Harris, Islamorada planning director and Nola Acker, account manager at Upper Keys Weekly.
Dr. Tom Morrison, Mariners Hospital’s emergency room director, with family.
State Rep. Holly Raschein with husband, Ryan.

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