Parkview to pass out honors at community gala on Oct. 26

The presentation of an award for contributing to excellence in local health care will again be a highlight of the Parkview Huntington Community Gala.

The event will be held Oct. 26 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The Dr. R. B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award for Excellence in Health Care is named in honor of two Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing health services locally and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Nominations for the award are accepted from the public and from members of the local health care community.  A panel of hospital and community representatives will review the nominations and select the recipient.

Huntington pediatrician Dr. Duane Hougendobler received the 2012 award.  Marilyn Rittenhouse, a retired registered nurse, was presented with the first award in 2011.

Proceeds from the event will be used by the hospital to provide medications for its discharged patients who qualify for assistance.

More information on the 2013 Parkview Huntington Community Gala is available from Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, at 355-3316 or mike.perkins @parkview.com.