Stanley Urban to be honored at 2015 Adirondack Health Foundation Crystal Ice Gala
SARANAC LAKE – This year’s Adirondack Health Foundation Crystal Ice Gala pays tribute to an accomplished individual known for his achievements in healthcare and in the world of international ice dancing competition.
Stanley Urban of Lake Placid is being presented the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award at the 2015 Crystal Ice Gala on Saturday, July 11 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
Mr. Urban capped an impressive 38-year career as a healthcare executive when he retired from Catholic Health East in 2006. Never one to remain idle, Mr. Urban joined the Adirondack Health Board of Trustees in 2007, and eventually served as Board Chair from 2011-14. Throughout his career at hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S., and on several boards, he always strove to improve the patient care experience, enhance the health of communities, and always with an eye on sound financial stewardship.
He is also a life-long competitive skater, taking several top awards on the national and international circuit. Most notably, he teamed up with Sally Schantz in 1962 and shortly thereafter dethroned the reigning champions to become the 1963 U.S. National Dance Champions. That same year, they placed 7th in the World Championships in Italy. He and Sally would go on to become partners for life as husband and wife, and continued to skate throughout the years, eventually returning to competition in 2000 at the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships when they took the gold medal, and again in 2004 and 2008.
Honorary Chairs Leslie and Richard Moccia, M.D. will welcome gala guests during a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring exceptional items ranging from wine tastings, weekend excursions, gourmet cooking classes and artwork by local artists and photographers, among other unique finds. Dinner is at 7:30 followed by the Live Auction. This year’s Live Auction has a special twist – A “Best of Live Raffle” will give a lucky winner the chance to take home the live auction item of their choice before bidding takes place. The live auction items offer a chance to travel, an evening at the opera or an afternoon at a major league ballpark. After the live auction, the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award will be presented to Mr. Urban followed by dessert and entertainment.
For more information or to reserve a table at this year’s gala, please call the Adirondack Health Foundation at (518) 897-2370. To purchase seats online, or preview the Live and Silent auction items, click here.
The Trudeau Award honors those who demonstrate the qualities of courage, compassion and generosity in their service to Adirondack Health. Past recipients of the award include state Sen. Betty Little, Harry A. Jacobs Jr. and Dr. Woods McCahill. The mission of the Adirondack Health Foundation is to ensure quality healthcare for the heart of the Adirondacks by raising, investing and distributing funds in support of the Adirondack Health mission, “Excellent Healthcare … Close to Home.”
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