CopaBall Raises $675,000 and Makes a Big Announcement About the Future

Posted By on December 20, 2018

The Event: 15th Annual CopaBall

The Cause: Maricopa Health Foundation

Mission or program funded: Maricopa Health Foundation supports Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), the Valley’s only public teaching hospital and safety-net health system.

Awards Presented: Three awards were presented at this year’s gala: The 2018 Arizona Legacy Award went to First Things First, The 2018 Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award went to Patricia Kardos, MSN, RN, CCRN and The J. Kipp Charlton Physician of Excellence Award went to William Johnson, MD. 

Date held: October 27, 2018

Venue: J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn

Notable moment: The event highlighted “Care Reimagined,” as MIHS designs new models of care, modern facilities and thoughtfully planned access for those they serve. The history-making announcement from MIHS President and CEO Steve Purves was that MIHS will become Valleywise Health in mid-2019.

  • Copa1 MIHS President and CEO Steve Purves with Veronica and Sherriff Paul Penzone
  • Copa Rupa and Dr. Kote Chundu
  • Copa Caren and Michael Bahar
  • Copa John MacDonald, Dana Paschke, Woody Thomas
  • Copa Kassie Novakovich, Kris Gaw, Joy and Mike Gallante
  • Copa Event Emcee Kristy Siefkin from FOX10
  • Betsey Bayless and Maricopa Health Foundation CEO Nate Lowrie
  • Copa First Things First CEO Marilee Dal Pra and Liz Barker Alvarez, First Things First Chief Policy Advisor
  • Copa Sherry Stotler, Dr. Kevin Foster and Pat Kardos
  • Copa Hildy Saizow, Dan Murphy, Libby Murphy, Jen LeMaster and Pam Stelzer
  • Copa Michele and Kevin Neal
  • Copa Sasha & Rodney Glassman
  • Copa CROP on right Phil and Nita Francis
  • Copa LEAD Leanor & William Johnson, MD with Betsey Bayless
  • Copa The 2018 Copa Ball
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