I must begin with a personal, heartfelt “Thank you” to each and every one of you. I never cease to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that we receive from individuals, foundations and the business community who do so much to advance our efforts to provide unparalleled, personalized healthcare to children and their families throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.
This year, Georgetown Pediatrics is particularly honored to once again have as our Honorary Host, His Excellency Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States. His Excellency’s graciousness in working with Georgetown Pediatrics to assure the success of our Fourteenth Annual Pediatrics Gala is a testament to the Ambassador’s deep, abiding interest in quality healthcare for children throughout the world. We thank His Excellency for his leadership on this vital issue.
The Department of Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital continues to be the leader in providing advanced pediatric healthcare for children in a setting that demonstrates concern for the whole family. Georgetown University and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital have long recognized that a key mission for an academic medical center is to combine extraordinary medical knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and compassion and understanding for our patients and their families. This approach is at the heart of all of our advanced treatments, thereby helping us achieve our goal of “cura personalis,” care of the whole person.
We are indebted to all of the individuals, businesses and foundations that share our goal of providing exceptional care for all of the children and families that we serve. It is my sincere hope that you feel a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that your generous support will touch so many young lives in a very meaningful way.