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November 8, 2011 > Top Hat 25th Silver Anniversary Receives Record Support

Top Hat 25th Silver Anniversary Receives Record Support

Event Proceeds Will Benefit the Sandy Amos, RN Infusion Center at Washington Hospital

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation's 25th Silver Anniversary Top Hat Dinner Dance took place on Saturday, October 8 and raised more than $194,000 to support the new Sandy Amos, R.N. Infusion Center at Washington Hospital.

"I would like to sincerely thank our sponsors and attendees who came out to support this cause," said Demetrious Shaffer, President of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. "Since the Foundation's first Top Hat event in 1986, we have contributed more than $1.6 million to benefit patients at Washington Hospital."

Located on the second floor of Washington West, the new infusion center will offer a comfortable venue for patients who require frequent infusion therapy. Instead of traveling out of the area or being admitted to the hospital for treatment, patients will now have the option to receive their therapy close to home, in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

A record 700 guests attended the gala, which took place under a beautiful tent on the grounds of Washington West. Dinner featured surprise operatic performances by The Singing Waiters. After dinner, guests danced until midnight to the sounds of the ever popular Joe Sharino Band.

Special thanks to Anniversary Sponsor, Janice Futch-Claridge and Benefactor-level sponsors - Fremont Orthopedic & Rehabilitative Medicine (FORM); Fremont Bank; Northern California Anesthesia Associates and Professional Home Care Associates.

Thank you to Dr. Carmen Agcaoili and Dr. Dianne Martin, for chairing Top Hat XXV and to all the committee members who worked so hard to make Top Hat XXV a special event and celebrate 25 years of giving back to Washington Hospital.

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation would like to extend a warm thank you to Top Hat XXV Sponsors:

Anniversary Sponsor
Janice Futch-Claridge

Benefactor Sponsors
FORM - Fremont Orthopaedic & Rehabilitative Medicine/
Fremont Bank
Northern California Anesthesia Associates
Professional Home Care Associates

Patron Sponsors

Patron / Dinner Sponsor
California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates
California Hospitalist Medical Corporation

Patron / Entertainment Sponsor
John T. Dearborn, M.D. and Associates

Patron / Program Sponsor
Valley Medical Oncology Consultants

Patron / Photography Sponsor
Washington Township Medical Foundation

Champion Sponsors
Carmencita Agcaoili, M.D.
Electro Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Freed & Associates
Fremont Healthcare Center
Fremont Surgery Center
Gonsalves & Kozachenko
Jacobs Engineering
Dianne C. Martin, M.D.
Murco Management
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
R.K. Electric, Inc.
Swinerton Builders

Ambassadors Sponsors
1st United Services Credit Union
Avalon Spa & Salon
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dr. and Mrs. David S. Cheng
City Building, Inc.
Nancy Farber
Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc.
George Mark Children's House
Ambassadors Sponsors (continued)
Haller's Pharmacies
Sandeep Kunwar, M.D.
Ohlone College Foundation
The Outsource Group
Pan Pacific Bank
Park Central Care & Rehabilitation Center
Eva S. Quiroz, M.D.
Royal Ambulance
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
The Stahl Companies, Inc.
Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart
Sycomp, A Technology Company
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.
Vintaco, Inc.
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
Washington Hospital Intensivist Group
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
Washington Radiologists Medical Group, Inc.
Western Laboratories Medical Group
Windsor Country Drive Care Center / Windsor Park Care Center

Top Hat Sponsors
Diversified Clinical Services
Emerald Packaging, Inc.
Fong & Chan Architects, Inc.
Masonic Homes of California
Medtronic, Inc.
Norcal Ambulance Service
Payden & Rygel
Triage Consulting Group
TRISTAR Risk Management

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation coordinates and supports several community programs and events throughout the year. To learn more, call (510) 791-3428 or visit and click on "giving and volunteering."

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