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Oswego Health Foundation's Inaugural Gala a Huge Success

Community news | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Highlighting Oswego Health’s inaugural Fire and Ice Gala, coordinated by the health’s system Foundation, was the presentation of two awards recognizing outstanding local healthcare providers and services.

Nearly 200 people attended the dinner dance event on Oct. 13th at the beautifully decorated American Foundry. The event raised more than $65,000 for local healthcare services.

Welcoming guests to the gala was Oswego Health President and CEO Michael Harlovic. “Our inaugural event was a huge success and the health system graciously thanks the community for its support,” Harlovic said. “It was a sold-out event, demonstrating that community members want the most modern healthcare facilities in their community.”

During the festivities, Oswego Health presented its Community Physician Award to Padma Ram, MD, who has been practicing in the community for more than 20 years. Dr. Ram is known to her patients and staff as a tireless advocate for their needs and takes the term “care” to an extraordinary level. Dr. Ram’s commitment to caring for her staff and patients in the Oswego community led her to taking risks and dedicating the countless hours that only the most dedicated entrepreneurs ever experience. Her practice is located on Route 104 East in Oswego.

Oswego Health also recognized Novelis with the Community Partner Award.

While the Novelis Oswego plant continues to recruit new employees to produce more than a billion pounds of high-quality aluminum sheet each year, Oswego Health has introduced convenient primary care services, right into the plant to keep Novelis employees, healthy and productive. These services are also available to the families of employees and retirees.

Serving as the Visionary Sponsor was CRA Medical Imaging, with other support from Horizon Health, the Kinney Drugs Foundation, Kronos and Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists. The evening’s emcee was CNY Central Meteorologist Molly Matott.

Oswego Health Community Physician Award Presented

Oswego Health presented its Community Physician Award to Padma Ram, MD. From left, Oswego Health President & CEO Michael Harlovic, Dr. Ram and Oswego Health Board Chair Ellen Holst.