An Evening in Camelot Proves Enchanting for Monongahela
Honored with the 2012 Dimensions in Performance Awards were
from left: Charles F. “Chuck” Muia, Aldo Bartolotta
(seated); President of MVH Medical Staff R.G. Krishnan,
accepting for the entire Medical Staff; Durga Malepati,
and Vasu N. Malepati, M.D.
Cheryl Timko and MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza, Jr.
Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey Vaughan and
LTC Robert Vaughan.
The Allegheny Ballroom at the Westin Convention Center held
nearly 600 guests.
Congressman Tim Murphy and
MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza, Jr.
MVH Surgeon Judith H. Figura, M.D.
and her husband, Thomas Figura, M.D.
Ashley and David Geidel give a “Dancing with the Stars”
demonstration. Ms. Geidel, dance instructor at Arthur Murray
Dance Studio in McMurray, Pa., also performed with Tuan-Anh
L. Ung, M.D., a MVH Emergency Department physician.
The two competed and won at the Arthur Murray’s International
Competition in New York recently.
MVH’s John A. Holets, M.D., and Miss Makensie Holets.
Sherry and MVH Board of Trustees member Richard Barcelona
dance to Pure Gold.
Pure Gold gave a lively performance.
Return to Zero, direct from performances in Orlando, Fla.,
at Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World, sang acapella
Past MVH Board member Joyce Miller with her husband,
Board of Trustees member William J. Miller, Jr.
Vice President Larry Rusnock and his wife Kim pose with
the jester-like “town crier.”
Pam Rashilla, MVH’s Gayle Nickelson and Matt Rashilla
of Rashilla Consulting.
Director of MVH’s Center for Diabetes
and Endocrinology Karen Pritts and
Clinical Nutrition Manager Michele Pfarr
pose with one of many knights
standing watch during the festivities.
Chairperson of the Mon-Vale Health Resources
Fund Development Committee
S.P. Hewie, M.D., addresses guests.
On May 19, it was just another Saturday night in
Western Pennsylvania, but for the 600 guests who attended Monongahela
Valley Hospital’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Gala, “An Evening
in Camelot,” it was truly an enchanting evening. The ballroom
of the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh was transformed into
a medieval festival complete with a castle, knights and jesters.
The event, which was sponsored by the Mon-Vale
Health Resources Fund Development Committee and MVH’s Office
of Fund Development, recognized four exemplary individuals and the
MVH Medical Staff for their commitment to excellence with Dimensions
In Performance Awards.
F. Muia was the recipient of the 2012 Rose Award for Dimensions
in Philanthropy. For nearly 50 years, this long-time Donora resident
and businessman has been involved with community, civic, industrial
and economic development organizations throughout the Monongahela
“Chuck has always
looked out for the community,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president
and CEO of MVH. “Whenever there is a need, he asks us what
he can do to help.”
Malepati, M.D., whose specialty is pediatrics, and her husband,
Vasu N. Malepati, M.D., who is an otorhinolaryngologist, were the
recipients of 2012 Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service.
For more than 15 years, the Malepatis and their children participated
in extended missions to provide health care and supplies to people
of all ages in all parts of the world. Residents of McMurray, Pa.,
they have traveled to impoverished areas in 12 countries on four
of their time,” said Chito M. Crudo, M.D., who as an MVH-affiliated
surgeon is a colleague of the Malepatis. He also has joined them
on mission trips. “Vasu has an inner feeling. He not only
provides medical care to the people, but he brings suitcases filled
with candy and toys for the children.”
Gala 24 marks the second time that the MVH Medical Staff received
a Dimensions Award. This year, the Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions
in Medicine was awarded to the Medical Staff. This group of dedicated
physicians are leaders among leaders. In addition to providing their
talents and expertise in a variety of specialties in the hospital
and at affiliated sites, many MVH physicians volunteer their time
out in the community.
am so proud and honored to be president of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s
Medical Staff,” said R.G. Krishnan, M.D. who accepted the
award on behalf of physicians. “We have a dynamic relationship
between the medical staff, administration and the board. We work
together to provide the best care for our patients.”
Aldo L. Bartolotta of Monongahela was the
2012 recipient of the Pallone Award for Dimensions in Board Leadership.
Mr. Bartolotta, who owned and operated supermarkets throughout the
Valley and surrounding areas, enjoys a reputation throughout the
area for his community and civic dedication. In 2000, a Resolution
of Appreciation was adopted to honor Mr. Bartolotta on his retirement
from active service on the Mon-Vale Health Resources’ (MVHR)
Board of Directors and the Monongahela Hospital’s Board of
Trustees. The resolution called attention to his “many years
of distinguished service and dedication of time, thought and energy”
to the health care system as a board member. He then transitioned
to emeritus status.
is a leader in business and in the community,” said John D.
Fry, chairman of the MVH Board of Trustees and the MVHR Board of
Directors. “He’s very close to the community and able
to relate to both the board and the hospital.”
The Mon Vale Health Resources Fund Development
Committee was formed in 1988 and the Office of Fund Development
was established in 2011. Approximately $122,000 was raised from
an “Evening in Camelot,” bringing proceeds from the
24 Galas to more than $2.4 million.
24 began at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed
by dinner at
7 p.m. with entertainment by Return to Zero, direct from performances
in Orlando, Florida at Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World.
“An Evening in Camelot” concluded with a coffee bar
and dancing by Pure Gold.
in attendance included:
and their guests
Aldo L. Bartolotta and Mrs. Joan Bartolotta
Durga Malepati, M.D., and Vasu N. Malepati, M.D. (both are awardees)
Charles F. Muia and Mrs. Pamela Muia
Medical Staff represented by R.G. Krishnan, M.D. and Jyothi
Other VIPs and their guests:
Congressman Tim Murphy and Mrs.Nanette Missig-Murphy
Chairman of Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi and Mary
Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey Vaughan and LTC Robert
Washington County Commissioner Harlan Shober and Jackie Shober
MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. and Cheryl Timko
Board Chairman John “Jack” D. Fry and Karen Fry
Fund Development Committee Chairperson S.P. Hewie, M.D.
Chesapeake Energy Director, Corporate Development Stacey Brodak
and Joseph Brodak
Consol Energy Senior Vice President – CNX Land Resources James
Grech and Sandy Grech
Limbach Company Vice President Mike Balistreri and Anna Balistreri
Range Resources Director, Corporate Communications Matt Pitzarella
and Samantha Pitzarella
Rose Plastic President Ken Donahue and Sue Donahue
Mon-Vale Health Resources Fund Development Committee
— Chairperson S.P. Hewie, M.D.; James Grech, David T. Hunter,
Jeff M. Kotula, R.G. Krishnan, M.D.; Charles F. Muia, Louis J. Panza
Jr. and Daniel F. Simmons. Committee members not in attendance:
Ruth Antonelli, Lillian C. Beattie, Carol A. Doman, William D. Hope
Jr. V.M.D.; Anthony M. Lombardi, Maureen Lusk, Karen L. Quinto,
and Steven J. Sukal.
Members and their guests — Chairman John D. Fry and Karen,
Richard Barcelona and Sherry, Mrs. Carlyn Belczyk and Gene, S.P.
Hewie, M.D., David T. Hunter and Leslie Kirkland, Jeff Imbrescia
and Carrie Holman, Jeff Kotula and Michelle, William J. Miller Jr.
Medical Staff and
their guests — Dr. Estuardo Aguilar and Cherie Hnatow, Dr.
Scott Baron and Nadine, Dr. Dan Bursick and Michelle, Dr. Adil Chaudry
and Amee, Dr. Ambaram Chauhan and Kiran, Dr. Chito Crudo and Josie,
Dr. Hung-Chi Ho and Shiow Jian Ho, Dr. William DeCarbo, Dr. Judith
Figura and Dr. Thomas Figura, Dr. Natalie Furgiuele-Iracki and Dr.
Daniel Iracki,Dr. Elaine Gelb, Dr. John Holets and Miss Makensie
Holets, Dr. Mohsen Isaac and Nevine, Dr. Alex Kandabarow and Dr.
Lori Cherup, Dr. Nirmal Kotwal and Deepak, Dr. Ronald Lutes and
Cheryl, Dr. Dennis Mateya and Terry, Dr. Victor Onufrey and Natalia,
Dr. Thad Osowski and Vivian, Dr. Douglas Pepper and Maria, Dr. Elizabeth
Pepper, Dr. Ari Pressman and Stacey, Dr. Amanda Rush and John Hartman,
Dr. Tuan Ung and Lisa Hillaird, Dr. Oscar Urrea and Diana, Dr. Brenda
Walther and Jeff, Dr. Joseph Young and Margaret, and Dr. Andrew
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