Four Utahns who’ve had a major impact on the quality of healthcare in Utah and across the globe were be honored yesterday at the 28th annual Legacy of Life Dinner and Gala.
Presented by the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, this annual event raises funds to advance cardiovascular and pulmonary health through clinical research that ultimately leads to clinical application.
Retired cardiothoracic surgeon Donald B. Doty, MD, and his wife, Cheryl J. Doty, will be honored with the 2018 Legacy of Life Award, which recognizes eminent leaders with ties to Utah for their contributions to the well-being of mankind.
Dr. Doty is one of the leading cardiac surgeons in the world. Cheryl served on LDS Hospital’s Holiday Quilt Board for 30 years, helping to raise millions for clinical research. Both funded the Doty Family Education Center at Intermountain Medical Center.
President Russell M. Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who previously served as Dr. Doty’s surgical partner at LDS Hospital, attended the event, along with many distinguished government, business, civic, education, and fellow religious leaders.
C. Gregory Elliott, MD, chair of the department of medicine at Intermountain Medical Center, was honored with the 2018 Scientific Achievement Award, which recognizes a physician who advances medical research and clinical care, improving the health of the community.
Businessman Robert J. Corcoran received the 2018 Gold Caduceus Award for his service as an outstanding volunteer who contributes time, resources, and expertise in making an impact on the health of the community.
Proceeds raised from the Gala help fund advance cardiovascular and pulmonary health through clinical research, benefitting patients in Utah and worldwide. This research has led to significant advances in heart surgery, precision medicine, prevention of sepsis and pneumonia, and much more.
“We’re proud to have the support of so many generous donors, who help to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in our community,” says Lynn Ames, chair of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation.”
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