(Hyde Park, NY) -- High Honors for two doctors this weekend at the annual Diamond Gala, hosted by the Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Rami Payman is one of the honorees. Dr.Payman is with ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP. He is the Chair for the Department of Otolaryngology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and is a member of both the Medical Executive Committee and the Operating Room Committee at the hospital.
Also Dr. Daniel O’Dea, a pioneering cardiologist at the Poughkeepsie hospital, was honored during the 30th Diamond Gala held Saturday at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. Dr. O'Dea is also the former managing partner/president of The Heart Center, or Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC. He is now vice president of cardiovascular services for Nuvance Health, formerly Health Quest.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center President Kerry Eaton says the hospital depends on community support. She says "everything that we do to create vibrancy in our own health care system creates vibrancy in our community."
The Diamond Gala is a major fundraiser for the Foundation and Vassar Brothers Medical Center, part of Nuvance Health About $400,000.00 was raised for the Foundation Saturday Night.
PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Diamond Gala Co-Chairs Marabeth and Dr. Thomas S. Robinson, Vassar Brothers Medical Center Interim President Kerry Eaton, honorees Dr. Daniel O’Dea and Dr. Rami Payman, and Diamond Gala Co-Chairs Geeta and Dr. Simon Gorwara.
Photo: Courtesy Nuvance Health