Photos: Newton-Wellesley Hospital 20th Anniversary Gala

Check out scenes from May 11, 2019, event at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Nearly 700 guests gathered on Saturday, May 11 at the Westin Boston Waterfront for Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s (NWH) 20th Anniversary Gala. The 2019 Gala theme, “Ascent,” reflected the hospital’s continued, upward pursuit of a better way to deliver health care.

The annual event raised more than $1,000,000 to benefit existing programs at the hospital, and for new, exciting programs that provide opportunities to re-imagine how patients receive their care. A key portion of the evening’s charitable giving was devoted to funding improvements to Newton-Wellesley’s Special Care Nursery (SCN), which provides advanced care to roughly 10 percent of the thousands of babies born at NWH each year. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Newton-Wellesley will be able to offer the space and tools to help new parents connect with their infants in the SCN, both in the nursery and from home.

The evening also featured a magical performance by Acton native, grateful patient and famous illusionist, Shin Lim, winner of America’s Got Talent Season 13 and America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Photography Credit Brandon Barrett

Dr. Michael R. Jaff, President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and his wife Debra Jaff, with Illusionist Shin Lim

Dr. Michael R. Jaff, President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and his wife Debra Jaff; Illusionist Shin Lim; Dr. Anne Klibanski, Interim President and CEO, Partners HealthCare and her husband Dr. Roy Soberman, Mass General; Ellen Kaplan and her husband James L. Kaplan, PhD, Chair, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Board of Trustees

Dr. Mark Belsky, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Trustee and Chairman of the Development Committee; Illusionist Shin Lim; and Matthew Leibman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael R. Jaff, President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, speaks to attendees

Co-Chairs Amy Davis West and her husband Jeffrey West, with Illusionist Shin Lim