Hospital Raises $335,000 to Support Community Health Programs and Recognizes Physician Leader

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Lanham, MD – On Saturday, November 14, Doctors Community Hospital held its annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Virginia with Tony Perkins, Fox 5 evening news anchor, serving as the master of ceremony.  With 730 people in attendance, the gala raised an estimated $335,000.  Also, the event honored Dr. Iradj Sadeghian as this year’s Passion for Caring Award recipient.  All donations supported community outreach initiatives that will help underserved residents of Prince George’s County receive free preventative health services and chronic disease education.

The theme for this year’s gala was “Moments in Time” in commemoration of the hospital’s 40th anniversary.   As mentioned by Robyn Webb-Williams, vice president of Doctors Community Hospital Foundation, “Our hospital was built on a continuous series of moments that have helped many people maintain or improve their health.  Whether it was the moment when we partnered with the Prince George’s County Health Department to provide free medical services in the area via our Wellness on Wheels mobile health clinic or the moment we opened the first comprehensive breast care center in the county, they all contributed to strengthening the health of our community.  That’s why giving to our hospital is so important – helping us create more of these types of life-saving moments.”

Also, the gala recognized Dr. Iradj Sadeghian as this year’s Passion for Caring Award honoree for providing exceptional medical care to the community for 40 years.  After completing his internship at Sibley Memorial Hospital in 1959, he became a senior resident at Washington Hospital Center and completed a cardio-pulmonary fellowship at D.C. General Hospital.  In 1967, he opened a medical office in Prince George’s County where he currently cares for patients.  He earned his second fellowship in cardiology at George Washington University in 1975.  Later, he became Doctors Community Hospital’s first director of cardiology.

“We are honored to recognize Dr. Sadeghian as our Passion for Caring Award recipient.  His years of commitment to improving the health of our community while serving as a mentor to others are all characteristics that define a transformational leader who inspires us all to positively touch the lives of our neighbors and colleagues,” stated Phil Down, president and chief executive officer at Doctors Community Hospital.

Throughout the year, Doctors Community Hospital Foundation provides many opportunities for people to make tax-deductible contributions that support local health programs.  To learn more, call 301-552-8670 or visit DCH-foundation.org. 

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Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.   With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality as well as comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region for 40 years.

A non-profit and 160+ bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services. 

For more information, please visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).

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Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706

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