Hospital Fashion Show Kick-Starts Nurses Week

Little Company of Mary’s Second Place Winners in the Hospital Fashion Show rendition of the Village People’s “YMCA.”

Hundreds of employees gathered to jump start Nurses week at Little Company of Mary Hospital last month in a Hospital-wide fashion show created by Little Company of Mary’s own ICU nurses.

The fundraiser, entitled “From Flappers to Rappers,” celebrated 80 years of fashion in honor of the Hospital’s 80th anniversary. Hospital departments chose an era to represent, modeling outfits from those times. The likes of Shirley Temple and Michael Jackson were represented as the show narrated LCM’s accomplishments, including the world’s first successful human organ transplant in 1950.

“This fashion show was a heartfelt tribute to Little Company of Mary’s 80th anniversary,” says Penny Winnick, R.N., B.S., M.S., who created and organized the fashion show. “The Sisters had such foresight and dedication when they opened this hospital in 1929. It has survived some hard times and is still going strong.”

This is the second year that the Hospital-wide fashion show has been put on. Nurses last year opted to replace their traditional dinner celebration with the fashion show fundraiser to benefit the Hospital.

The Judges – Pulmonologist Soterios Polychronopoulos, M.D. and cardiologists Samir Shah, M.D., Mai Vadali, M.D. and Thomas Quinn, M.D. – chose the winners:

  • Third place: GI Lab’s 1940 rendition of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by Bette Midler.
  • Second Place: Home Health Equipment’s Center’s rendition of “YMCA” by The Village People
  • First Place: The Pastoral Care department’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.

Proceeds from the event will support LCM employees’ pledge to fund the Hospital’s cafeteria in the new patient tower.

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