Peare-Kay Award to be presented at Parkview Gala on Oct. 27

The 2012 Parkview Huntington Community Gala will be held Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The semi-formal event will include a social hour, welcoming remarks from Parkview Health Chief Executive Officer Mike Packnett and Parkview Huntington Hospital Chief Operating Officer Darlene Garrett, food and beverages and the announcement of the recipient of the Dr. R. B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award.

The nomination period is closed. Nominees are from area health care professionals and the public.

The award is named for two Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing health services locally and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital.

On behalf of their late husbands, Helen Peare and Sharon Kay will help present the award, which recognizes significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of health care in Huntington County and the surrounding area, made primarily from 1960 to the present.

Retired nurse Marilyn Rittenhouse, of Huntington, received the initial Dr. R. B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award in 2011.

The gala is co-sponsored by the boards of directors of Parkview Huntington Hospital and the Parkview Huntington Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit health care needs of children in the community.

A limited number will be available for purchase by the public.

Reservation information for the event is available from Mike Perkins, director of the Parkview Huntington Foundation, at 355-3316.