2016 “All Hands on Deck” Gala Fort Washington Medical Center would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who attended, contributed and/or sponsored our 2016 “All Hands on Deck” Gala. The prestigious event was held on Saturday, October 29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Over 400 people attended this year’s event, which honored Trailblazers in Health Honorees Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, Honorable Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator of Maryland, Prince George’s County Councilman Obie Patterson and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. The event also recognized Pioneer Award winner Elias G. Debbas, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S, community health Award winner Ebenezer AME Health Ministry, and Fort Washington Medical Center Leadership Award winner Greater Washington Emergency Physicians. The evening was a definite success, complete with beautiful décor, delicious food, Allison Seymour our awesome MC, great music, and wonderful company. All of this culminated into one of Fort Washington Medical Center’s best galas yet, enabling us to continue serving our community and addressing various health disparities that exist in Prince George’s County. PIONEER AWARD WINNER ELIAS G. DEBBAS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARD The Community Health Award recognizes members of faith, civic and social organizations for their outstanding contributions to the Prince George’s County community in the area of health. It honors organizations that empower individuals to take action in the area of health, and specifically addresses the individual and familial approach to improving the quality of life through innovative education and health awareness outreach programs. 2016 NOMINEES Pastor Lincoln Burruss, Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs, MD Reverend John Cherry, From the Heart Ministry, Suitland, MD Ebenezer AME Health Ministry, Fort Washington, MD Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr., First Baptist Church of Glenarden Pastor Freddie L. Jones, Word of Life Church Ministries Reverend Joseph Lyles, Fort Foote Baptist Church, Fort Washington, MD Minister Jonathan Pinketon, Beltway Church of Christ, Camp Springs, MD Pastor Kevin Ross, Victory Chapel, Accokeek, MD Pastor Kevin Joshua White, Church of the Great Commission, Suitland, MD Pastor Daryl L. Williams, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Temple Hills, MD FORT WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER LEADERSHIP AWARD The Fort Washington Medical Center Leadership Award recognizes contributions to the medical/healthcare profession through active leadership in dedicated service to patients, fostering healthy communities and professional organizations. 2016 NOMINEES Bruce Siegel, CEO, America's Essential Hospitals, Washington, DC Greater Washington Emergency Physicians Kem Tolliver, CEO, Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists Fort Washington Medical Center Honorary Committee List HONORARY CO-CHAIRS Benjamin Cardin, U.S. Senator Yvonne Magee, Ph.D., Board Chair, Nexus Health Board of Trustees Steny Hoyer, U.S. Congressman HONORARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Erek L. Barron, Maryland State Delegate Andrea Harrison, Prince George’s County Council Member Donna F. Edwards, U.S. Congresswoman Betty Hager Francis, Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education Michael A. Jackson, Maryland State Delegate Cathy Neuman, President, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland Elizabeth G. Proctor, Maryland State Delegate Reverend Robert Screen, FWMC Chaplain Reverend Tierney Screen, FWMC Chaplain Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County Council Member Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Senior Director, American Cancer Society, Inc. Karen R. Toles, Prince George’s County Council Member Jay Walker, Maryland State Delegate 2015 Board of Trustees: Yvonne S. Magee, Ph.D., Chair Kimberly Robertson Pannell, Immediate Past Chair Manervia W. Riddick, Executive Secretary Henry W. Mosley, Treasurer Pamela B. Creekmur Charles E. Day, Sr. John A. Petty Ike Puzon Delegate Michael A. Jackson Rev. Marlene R. Jefferson Deepak Sachdeva, M.D. Sameer Shammas, M.D.