Jean Shafiroff and her husband, Marty, hosted a kickoff party to begin the buzz leading to Southampton Hospital Summer Benefit. Jean has been a highly effective fundraiser for the hospital as well as other non-profits. One of the speakers made it very clear when he said “this is not your grandfather’s hospital.” From a very local hospital with some but not all major services, Southampton has transformed into a showcase for new medical services. Now connected with Stony Brook, it has a largest emergency unit on the East End, a cancer unit, and other important medical services, and more to come. We met up again with Greg Kelly, the TV host who MC’d the Heart Association event. Greg did a demonstration with a scarf covering his face and recited the long list of sponsors. So we asked if it was a trick and weeks later right then and there he recited the long list again perfectly. The Shafiroff home is new and beautiful and Marty accommodated us with a tour.

Photos by: Sean Zanni/PMC

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