St. John Hosts Street Party Benefit for New Stroke Center

STROKE BUSTERS: From left, Anna Wanahita, M.D, St. John Stroke Center co-medical director; Philip Kistler, St. John Stroke Center honorary medical advisor; Patrick Han, M.D, St. John Stroke Center co-medical director; Gail Allison, Street Party co-chairman; Richard Boone, St. John Foundation president; and Sister M. Therese Gottschalk, president and CEO, St. John Health System enjoy the festivities at the 2007 St. John’s Street Party. Proceeds from the event will go towards completing the St. John’s Stroke Center, set to open this fall.

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Approximately 1,800 people hit the streets of St. John Medical Center on Saturday night for one of Tulsa’s largest fundraising celebrations of the year. Patrons danced the night away to sounds of the Mid-Life Crisis Band, while enjoying food and beverages from nearly 60 of Tulsa’s top restaurants and caterers.

Hosted by the St. John Community Liaison Board, the event benefited the St. John Stroke Center, which is scheduled to open this fall. Sister M. Therese Gottschalk, St. John Health System president and CEO, St. John Stroke Center co-medical directors Patrick Han, MD and Anna Wanahita, M.D., as well as St. John Stroke Center honorary medical advisor Philip Kistler, MD, were on hand to celebrate the new addition of specialized stroke and neurological capabilities to St. John Health System’s renowned medical services.

Presenting sponsors of the St. John Street Party were Anchor Gasoline Corporation; Bank of Oklahoma; The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation; Brothers & Company; Cerner Corporation; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Mary K. Chapman Foundation; CommunityCare Managed Healthcare Plans of Oklahoma; Continuous Care Centers of Oklahoma; Cowen Construction; F&M Bank and Trust Company; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Heyman; Manhattan Construction Company; McFarland Davies Architects; MidFirst Bank; Darcey and Joe Moran; Muirfield Resources Company; Rodolf & Todd; Rogers and Bell; Jim Ruley and Company Inc.; Milann Siegfried and Family; St. John Neurosurgical Center; Trust Company of Oklahoma; Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates, P.C.; and Tulsa Health Group.

Other sponsors included KPMG; Sparks Health; the Bailey Family; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Dr. Todd A. Brockman; Cardinal Health Products & Services; Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP; Lee Ellsworth – TRIMAC; Nephrology Associates, Inc.; OU College of Medicine-Tulsa; Pathology Laboratory Associates; Surgery, Inc.; Tulsa Radiology Associates Inc.; Tulsa World; Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma, Inc.; Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc.; Xeta Technologies; Dr. Terry and Debbie Zanovich; and John Steele Zink Foundation.

Also, ABC Equipment Rental Inc.; The Allison Firm; Dr. H. William Allred; American Airlines; American Red Cross Blood Services; Lex and Melanie Anderson; Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma; AT&T; Lorene Cooper Hasbrouck Charitable Trust; Cancer Care Associates; Patty and Joe Cappy; CFR Inc.; Clinical Perfusion Systems Inc.; Great Plains Coca-Cola; Conner & Winters, LLP; Cox Communications; Cubic, a Creative Agency; EMSA; First Fidelity Bank; Gallagher; Garnett Plaza Liquor; Drs. Steve Gawey, John Hubner, and Mike Hubner; Linda Goldenstern, M.D. and Gordon Lantz, M.D.; Drs. Hugh C. Graham Jr., Joel K. Gist, and Donna J. Krutka; and Home Medical Equipment.

Also, Home National Bank; Innovative Healthcare Corp.; Interim Health Care; Kinslow, Keith & Todd; J. A. LaFortune Foundation; Robert J. LaFortune; Cheryl and Robert LaFortune, Jr.; Midland Group; Moody’s Jewelry; Martha and Bill Morgan; Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 8; Oklahoma Oncology Inc.; Otis Elevator; Pediatric and Adolescent Care; PEDIATRIX Medical Group; C.A. and Myree Phillips family; David and Janet Pynn; Quinn Chrysler Dodge; SageNet; and Samson Companies. Also, St. John Anesthesia Services Inc.; St. John Cardiovascular Surgery; St. John Emergency Physicians; St. John Owasso; St. John Radiation Oncology / St. John Physicians; Stillwater National Bank & Trust Company; Tulsa OB-GYN Associates Inc. & Tulsa Perinatal Evaluation Center; Tulsa Orthopedic Trauma Specialists; Tulsa Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine; Tulsa Pain Consultants; Tulsa Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants; Utica Physicians’ Association Ltd.; Webco Industries Inc.; Western Printing; W.F. (Bill) Wilke; Williams and the Williams Foundation; Women’s Health Group; and Dr. Tim and Susan Young.

St. John Community Liaison board members Gail Allison and Lee Ellsworth served as 2007 St. John Street Party co-chairmen. Other board members include Bob Farris, Mitch Adwon, Charles Anderson, Pat Baldwin, Celeste and Dick Bendel, Richard Boone, Mary Ellen Bridwell, Suzanne Bynum, Sister M. Felicidad Chavez, Martha Desmond, Andrea Doyle, Becky Frank, Stephanie Garrett, Sister M. Therese Gottschalk, Patsy Hepner, Cheryl LaFortune, Bill LaFortune, Joe Moran, Patti Orbison, Leslie Paris, Anne Roberts, Bailey Siegfried, Steve Swab and Daniel H. Zeligson.

Updated 06-29-2007

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