Kingston, N.Y., – Mar. 3, 2011 – The Kingston Hospital Foundation will hold its 2011 Tulip Ball on April 30th at 6 p.m., at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, NY. The event’s honoree is Dr. Donald C. Katt, President of SUNY-Ulster in Stone Ridge. Dennis M. Larios will receive the 6th annual Lifetime Achievement Award, while Ulster Savings Bank will be the first recipient of the Foundation’s Community Outreach Award.

Dr. Donald C. Katt

The event will feature an evening of dining and dancing while honoring community contributors. Proceeds will support Kingston Hospital’s patient care services and ancillary programs. Past contributions have helped Kingston Hospital’s Emergency Department attain the Hudson Valley’s only Chest Pain Center accreditation, as well as Stroke Center certification.

In addition to his 10-year tenure as President of SUNY-Ulster, Dr. Katt is an active member of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® Board of Directors and served for six years on the Board of Directors of both Kingston Hospital and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. He was a key figure in ensuring the successful integration of Kingston Hospital and Benedictine Hospital under the umbrella of HealthAlliance.

Mr. Larios served from 1983 to 1992 on the Board of Directors for the Kingston Hospital Foundation, followed by serving from 1993 to 2002 on the Board of Trustees of Kingston Hospital, including two years as chairman. He has also served on the board of directors for local organizations such as the Kingston YMCA, Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and Montrepose Cemetery Association. He is President of Brinnier & Larios, PC, Professional Engineers of Kingston.

Ulster County Savings Bank is celebrating its 160th anniversary of being the first savings bank in Ulster County. It remains locally owned and operated, with branches in over a dozen locations.

To place an ad in the keepsake journal or to receive an invitation, please contact the Foundation office at (845) 334-2760. Tickets are $195 each, $100 of which is tax-deductible.

About The Kingston Hospital Foundation
The Kingston Hospital Foundation offers financial support to the healthcare programs, services and facilities of Kingston Hospital, a member of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®. The Foundation pursues its fund raising goals through a varied menu of programs. To learn more about the Foundation contact Steffen Kraehmer, Executive Director at (845) 943-6013.

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