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35 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 HEALTH 8 : FITNESS Vision 2000 contri butes to Cape Rel gion healthcare Bhaskar Palekar, M.D., Beebe Medical Center chariman of the board, Michele Rollins. chairman of Beebe Medical Foun- dation, and the boards of directors tbr each celebrated the successess from Vision 2000, a capital campaign begun in 1992 to improve and expand upon the hospital's facilities. Since its inception, Vision 2000 has provid- ed for a parking garage, the Women's Health Pavilion and the new clinical building that houses the Tunnell Cancer Center, Surgery Center and Baylis Rehabiliation Center. On Sunday, Aug. 24, Rollins and Palekar offi- cially unveiled the newly installed "Hall of Honor" recognizing those whose contribu- tions made Vision 2000 a reality. In addition to the ceremony, guests partook in a brunch just outside the Clinical Building. On left, Jeffrey Fried, Beebe Medical Center CEO, and Michele Rollins, Beebe Medical Foundation chairwoman, sam- ple the brunch during Sun- day's celebration, Below, left, Fried joins James Beebe, Jr., Beebe Medical Cen- ter board member, and Bob White, foundation member, in front of the cancer center. Kerry Kester photos Michael Short photo Preceding Sunday's celebration on Friday, Aug. 22, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) presented a check for $75,000 to the foundation from pro- ceeds genel:ated from the DRBA-sponsored Beach Boys benefit concert held on July 5. DRBA also raised $75,000 for the Burdette Tomlin Memorial HOspital in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey. The foundation will use the money for the Tunnell Cancer Center. Shown in back (l-r) are P. Coleman Townsend, founda- tion board member; Marcia Marvel, foundation executive director; and James Bartle, foundation board member. In the middle are Dominick Pulieri and Gene Bookhammer, foundation board members; leffrey Fried, Beebe Medical Center CEO. In front are Jeff Lewis, executive assistant to the DRBA director; Harry Lynch, foundation board member, Michele Rollins, foundation chair- woman; Bhaskar Palekar, Beebe Medical Center chairman of the board; and Robert Barnett, foundation board member. Members of both the Beebe Medical Center and Beebe Medical Foundation boards of directors who celebrated the unveiling of the "Hall of Honor" include (l-r) Jeffrey Fried, Jan McCarty, Bob White, Gene Bookhammer, Bill Gallery, James Beebe, Halsey Knapp, Harry Lynch, Dominick Pulieri, Bhaskar Palekar, Jim Barr, Coleman Townsend and Michele Rollins. Above (l-r), Marcia Marvel, foundation executive director, joins Puggy Baylis and Bhaskar Palekar in front of the Baylis Rehabilitation Center. Above left, Gene Bookhammer and Palekar review the newly unveiled "Wall of Vision." Below, the Pulieri family gathers on the steps to the Surgery Center. Shown (l- r) are Paul Gritman, Dominick Pulieri, Jane Gritman, and Kimberly Tewfel with daughter Nicole.