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Parkview Huntington Community Gala, April 23

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016

Huntington physician Anil V. Rao, MD, will be honored at the fifth Parkview Huntington Community Gala on Saturday, April 23. The gala will be held in the Parkview Huntington Hospital lobby with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Anil V. Rao, a physician with Parkview Physicians Group – OB/GYN in Huntington, will receive the Dr. R.B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award for Excellence in Healthcare. The award is named for two Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing health services locally and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital. The presentation will be the centerpiece of the gala evening.

The award recognizes Rao’s significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of healthcare in Huntington County and the surrounding area. He joins Huntington pediatrician Duane Hougendobler, MD, PPG - Pediatrics; retired nurses Marilyn Rittenhouse, RN, and Ruth Wall, RN; and current Parkview Huntington Hospital nurse Mary Wilson, RN, as Peare-Kay Award recipients. Rao was chosen for the award from a field of nominees reviewed by a panel of hospital and community representatives.

Also being recognized at the Gala will be several Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses who have received Jill Dreyer Scholarships since the educational assistance program began in 2004. The scholarships are awarded each year to individuals pursuing nursing degrees. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go to the Jill Dreyer Scholarship Fund, which is administered by Parkview Huntington Foundation. In the past 12 years, the fund has provided more than $21,000 in assistance to 23 hospital caregivers advancing their nursing skills and knowledge.

The annual gala is an opportunity for area residents to join hospital leaders in celebrating the partnership between healthcare providers and the community. Guests enjoy mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and a selection of delectable desserts; an open bar is available through the evening.