Vintage rockers entertain at NY Methodist gala

May 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Vintage rockers brought a loud dose of nostalgia to the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday night, performing at New York Methodist Hospital’s Candlelight Gala.
An honoree's children turned out to celebrate. [L-to-R]: Sally, Ed and Vanessa O'Neill join Katherine and Charles O’Neill, along with Rebecca and Tony Smolenski, at the New York Methodist Hospital gala.

The gala —  which raised over $600,000 for the Park Slope institution — honored Charles K. O’Neill, Esq., a trustee of the hospital, with the James Monroe Buckley Award; and Emil Baccash, M.D., president of the hospital’s medical board, with the Lewis S. Pilcher Award.

After dinner and awards, the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp All-Stars, an aggregation of 1970s and ’80s rock stars, took the stage.

Dr. Baccash joined the band, with guitar and vocals, to perform Van Morrison’s “Moondance.”
The children of James Monroe Buckley Award recipient Emil Baccash, Esq. — Matthew, Peter, Emil III and Benjamin Baccash — gathered at Saturday's Candlelight Gala at the Brooklyn Museum.

In remarks to the evening’s guests, New York Methodist Hospital President and CEO Mark J. Mundy cheered the NYM’s continuing progress. Posing for the Brooklyn Eagle's photographer at Saturday night's gala: New York Methodist Hospital honorees and their wives [L-to-R] Emil Baccash, Regina Ayoub Baccash, Kathrine O'Neill and Charles K. O’Neill, Esq.
Charles K. O’Neill, Esq., recipient of the James Monroe Buckley Award; New York Methodist Hospital President and CEO Mark J. Mundy; and Emil Baccash, MD, FACP, recipient of the Lewis S. Pilcher Award.

“Each year I wonder if there will be any ‘new’ good news to bring to this event,” he said. “But our hospital community continues to exceed excellence and there continue to be wonderful accomplishments to report, such as our rapidly growing robotic surgery program with procedures in gynecologic oncology, urology and minimally invasive surgery, the new lung cancer screening program and the women’s pelvic surgery program.” 

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