Jan Duryea (left), presents $100,000 check to
Riddle President, Gary Perecko
The 56th Annual Man O’War Gala, hosted by The Associated Auxiliaries, was held at The Springfield Country Club on Saturday, April 25, 2015 welcoming 420 guests to honor Corporate Partner, Rothman Institute; Community Partners, Jim and Sue Walsh; and Physician Partner, Richard R. P. McCurdy, Sr., MD, to a festive evening of fine food, a Silent Auction, and dancing with music by The Philly Party Band. Mrs. Janice Duryea, Auxiliaries Director, presented a check for $100,000 to Gary Perecko, Riddle President, in their continuing commitment to the hospital for the past 58 years.
Eric Smith, MD accepted the award for Rothman Institute from Janet Webb, VP Administration at Riddle, who had a leading role in developing the partnership in 2006. “Riddle has achieved a five-star rating for knee replacement from Healthgrades and also received Disease- Specific certifications from the Joint Commission for Hip and Knee, as we maintain a focus on pursuing orthopedic excellence,” said Webb, “and since the partnership, surgical volumes have grown to over 5,000 orthopedic procedures and 40,000 patient visits.”
Community Partners, Jim and Sue Walsh, were presented their award by Martha Macartney, Esq. whose father, John T. Macartney, had served many years as legal consultant to the hospital and was a lifelong friend of the couple. With more than 30 years of service to Riddle in many venues, Jim and Sue see great things for the hospital’s future and will be there to help and encourage all advancements.
The physician partner, Richard McCurdy, Sr, MD was introduced by his son, Richard, Jr., MD, who practices cardiology with his dad. The honoree shared with guests his father’s influence on the path he chose, as his dad, Dino E.P. McCurdy, MD, was a well known and beloved cardiologist in Delaware County. Serving as a cardiologist at Riddle since 1978, Dr. McCurdy has cared for thousands of patients and although retired from full time practice, he continues to support the office by caring for selected patients one day a week.