Doctors Hospital Gala on Broadway
Black-tie event raises $650,000 for Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Nursing

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee,from left: Jacqueline Cocopardo, Elsa Figueredo, Agustin and Nancy Veitia, Olga and Nelson Lazo, Mayi and Abel Iglesias, Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D., and Mirtha and José Dávila, M.D.

The flair of Broadway, the music of “The Phantom of the Opera” and the spirit of philanthropy combined to create an epic evening May 20 at the “Doctors Hospital Gala on Broadway– Life is a Cabaret!”

Authentically bringing the theme to life was a performance by Howard McGillin, best known for performing the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” longer than any other actor in Broadway history.

The gala also included dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction, and raised $650,000 for Doctors Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Nursing.

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Alonzo and Tracy Mourning with Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital.

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee members José Dávila, M.D., and Mirtha Dávila, with Samuel Tate III and Diane Amado-Tate.

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee members Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D.

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee members Agustin and Nancy Veitia

Doctors Hospital Gala Committee members Mirtha Dávila and José Dávila, M.D.

Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital

Luisa and George Foyo, Chief Administrative Officer, Baptist Health.

Roddy Borden of Tri-City Electric Co., Inc., and Alexandra Borden, with Ana Mancilla and Maurice Mancilla, also of Tri-City Electric Co., Inc.

John Rock, M.D.,of Florida International University and Martha Rock.

Terry Curry of Ocean Bank and Otilia Curry.

Randi Cutillas with Eddie Cutillas of Bacardi.

Ilien and Keith Hechtman, M.D.

Sue Kenyon with Norman Kenyon, M.D., chairman of Doctors Hospital Board of Directors.

Tim Powers and Elsa Figueredo.

Christopher and Jacqueline Cocopardo.

Roberta and Bill Stokes.

Rolando Conesa of MGE Architects and Jeanne Conesa.

John Vidalin of the Miami HEAT and Carol Vidalin, with Peter Vittori of American Airlines and Davida Vittori.

Tim Powers, Elsa Figueredo, Samuel Tate III, Diane Amado-Tate and Joe Rose.

Ernie Diaz of TD Bank and Maggie Diaz.

Dean Rotchin with Heather Dennis of Riviera Health Resort.

Kristina Saenz and Nelson Hazday.

Christina Cartaya of The Collection/Porsche with Oscar Cartaya.

Lourdes Abraham of AvMed and Bret Abraham.

Nat Moore, Pat Moore and Joe Rose.

Barbara and Ralph Lawson, Executive Vice President and CFO of Baptist Health.

Tim Powers, Greg Rieber and Joe Rose.

Maggie and Dave Wilson.

Bill Banchs, CEO of Baptist Health Foundation, with Clare Banchs; Jamie Thomas, AVP of Baptist Health Foundation, and Tomas Erban, Chairman of the Foundation Board.

Generous sponsors included American Airlines, AvMed, Bacardi, The Collection/Porsche, Doctors Anesthesia Associates, ER Stat, Inc., Modern Luxury, Ocean Bank, Radiology Associates of South Florida, Sazón Goya, Selecta, and Tri-City Electric. Among the many underwriters were Richard P. Cole and Dr. and Mrs. John Zvijac.

Event committee members included Mirtha and José Dávila, M.D.; Mayi and Abel Iglesias; Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital; Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D.; Nancy and Agustin Veitia, Elsa Figueredo and Jacqueline Cocopardo.

To support the work of the Center for Excellence in Nursing, visit For information about future Baptist Health Foundation events, email or call 786-467-5400.