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Photos: PBMC honors its nurses at annual gala fundraiser event

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More than 350 people enjoyed a three-course dinner, live big band music and dancing last night at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s annual Candlelight Ball, which was held Friday evening at the Inn & Spa at East Wind.

The black-tie event, an annual hospital fundraiser, featured live entertainment, a car raffle and a silent auction of prizes donated by almost 100 local businesses. Attendees dined and danced to the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra, performed by Long Island’s own Swingtime Big Band.

Peconic Bay honored its entire nursing staff at the 2013 Candlelight Ball Honorees, praising its nurses for their dedication and commitment to patient care.

Dr. Peter Sultan, chairman of the Department for Orthopedic Surgery, was honored as Physician of the Year. Sultan has been recognized as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has performed thousands of hip and knee procedures since he joined PBMC in 2005.

Before naming the honorees at the dinner, Andrew Mitchell, Peconic Bay president and CEO, announced to applause that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions had been apprehended by police in Watertown, Mass. A moment of silence was held for the victims of the explosions.

RiverheadLOCAL photots by Emil Breitenbach and Peter Blasl

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RiverheadLOCAL photos by Diane Tucci

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