What's your idea of a "top hat and tails" night out? Is it a visit to a '40s-style martini lounge, complete with a Frank Sinatra impersonator crooning tunes? Maybe a little time spent in a classy casino? Or perhaps Irish fiddlers putting you in fine fettle? You could find all of the above, and then some, at Mercy Medical Center's gala, "Hats Off to Mercy!" at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Among the 500 in this cosmopolitan crowd were Tom Mullen, president and CEO of Mercy Health Services Inc.; Dr. Lauri Kane and Rosemary Wahler Mullen, event co-chairs; Sister Helen Amos, executive chair of Mercy's board of trustees; Dr. Sheri Rowen, Dr. Bernie Chang and Dr. Neil Rosenshein, directors in the Mercy Center for Women's Health and Medicine; Ron Briggs, WBAL-TV account executive; Michele Emery, director of managed care for Park West Medical Center; Tom Giannopoulos, president and CEO of Micros Systems Inc.; and Jim Chakedis, director of international transportation for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The elegant evening amassed $150,000 for Mercy Medical Center.