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Newtowner Co-Chairing St Mary's Champion Event



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Newtowner Co-Chairing

St Mary’s Champion Event

WATERBURY — Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is poised to honor the Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, DD, Archbishop of Hartford, as the 2011 Saint Mary’s Hospital Champion. This award, given annually to an individual or institution with a history of outstanding service to the hospital and the community, recognizes Archbishop Mansell’s commitment as a key benefactor of the Saint Mary’s Health System and the Greater Waterbury community through his leadership and philanthropic efforts.

The award will be presented at Saint Mary’s annual Champion Dinner, which will be held on Monday, September 12, at the Villa Rosa in Waterbury, with cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm. In addition to honoring Archbishop Mansell, the dinner will honor sponsors of Saint Mary’s 16th Annual Champion Golf Classic, which will be held Tuesday, September 13, at the Country Club of Waterbury.

Co-Chairmen for the dinner are Paul F. Kelly, MD, of Newtown, a cardiologist with Franklin Medical Group and Saint Mary’s Hospital, as well as James C. Smith of Middlebury, chairman and CEO of Webster Bank.

Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, Dr Kelly is in practice in Waterbury with Dr Peter Chien. He has been a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital medical staff since 1996 and serves as chairman of the Cardiac Quality Work Group and as a member of the Intensive Care Unit Committee, the Medical Executive Committee, and the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

In addition, Dr Kelly is a faculty member with the hospital’s Yale-affiliated Medical Residency Training Program, and a member of the Joint Quality Oversight Committee of the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury and the University of Connecticut Health Center.

A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he also served as a councilor with the ACC’s Connecticut Chapter. He is medical director of Malta House of Care — Waterbury, Inc, which operates a mobile clinic that provides free primary care services and medications to uninsured patients in Waterbury.

The registration fee for the tournament is $290, which includes a ticket to the Champion Dinner the night before. Tickets to the Champion Dinner only are $100 per person. For more information, visit stmhfoundation.org or contact the foundation at 203-709-6390.

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