Milford Hospital Physicians To Be Honored at Gala Event

Milford, CT  (August, 2011) Physicians To Be Honored at Gala Dinner  On September 24th, 2011, The Milford Hospital Auxiliary will honor 8 members of the Milford Hospital medical staff at their “Healing Hands, Caring Hearts” Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.


Over 20 physicians were nominated in 4 different award categories. Nominations were solicited from the entire medical staff.  Awards will be given to selected physicians who demonstrate clinical excellence and exemplify outstanding service to patients, staff, medical staff colleagues, the hospital community and the Milford community.


The awards were criteria based.  Recipients were chosen by representatives of the Milford Hospital Auxiliary, Milford Hospital Medical Staff, Milford Hospital Administration and other designees.


To be honored are: General Surgeon David Katz, MD, and Gastroenterologist Mae Tighe, MD, in the Medical Staff Leadership category.   Orthopaedic Surgeon,  Amit Lahav, MD and Cardiologist, Robert Lewis, MD, in the Clinical Excellence category; Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Irving, MD and Emergency Center Physician, Christopher Gennino, DO in the Patient Care and Satisfaction category.   In addition, two special Milford Hospital Auxiliary Awards will be given to hospitalist, Michael Rudolph, MD, for Community Service and Allergist,  Birur Chandra, MD for Longstanding Support and Commitment


The gala event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Reservations are $100 per person and includes, cocktails, hors d’oeurves, dinner, dancing and entertainment.  Sponsorship, advertising and congratulatory program book message opportunities are still available.  Call the Milford Hospital Community Relations office at 203-876-4060 for more information.

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Milford Hospital Appoints VP of Network Development

Milford, CT  (August, 2011)  Milford Hospital Appoints Vice President of Network Development     Joseph Pelaccia, President and CEO of Milford Hospital has announced the appointment of Linda Evanko of Orange as Vice President of Network Development.  

According to Pelaccia, in her role as the Vice President of Network Development,  Ms. Evanko will be responsible for expanding the referral network of physicians for Milford Hospital, as well as providing physician practice oversight and acting as the liaison for the Medical Staff to the Hospital. 

Having most recently served at the Hospital of Saint Raphael as a Risk Management Consultant,  Ms. Evanko holds a bachelors degree from Wagner College and a Master’s of Science Degree from The University of New Haven. 

 “We’re pleased to welcome Linda to Milford Hospital.  She has a wealth of experience in healthcare institutions throughout the region.  Her professional experience and expertise in managing physician programs and assuring high standards of care will be invaluable as we continue in advancing Milford Hospital as a healthcare leader in Connecticut” said Pelaccia.