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2009 Premier honors Dr. Fatma Patel, Ronald Campbell

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored Fatma Patel, M.D., and Washington Mills Chief Operating Officer Ronald Campbell for their service to the hospital and community at the 2009 Premier.

Dr. Patel, a radiologist on Memorial’s medical staff since 1974, was the hospital’s vice president for medical affairs and medical director from 2003 to 2006 – the first woman to hold that position. She served as director of Memorial’s diagnostic imaging department from 1983 to 1988 and is a former member of the medical center’s board of directors.

A native of Tanzania, Dr. Patel received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Bombay, India, and completed her residency training at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She holds a certification from the American Board of Diagnostic Radiology, is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society and the American College of Radiology.

Campbell, who holds an MBA degree from Niagara University, has served on the medical center’s board of directors for 16 years and is a former board chairman. He is a member of the Niagara University Board of Advisers and the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club board of directors; a past member and chairman of the United Way of Niagara’s board of directors; and a former member of the Niagara Falls Plant Managers Association and Niagara Falls YMCA board of directors. He is an exempt member of the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.

A former director of operations and plant manager for the Carborundum Company, Campbell joined Washington Mills as a vice president in 1986 and has been chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors since 2002.

The 2009 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala, was held Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

The event’s theme, “Saturday Night Fever,” featured headline entertainment by soul and disco legends The Trammps, Tavares and The Original Blue Notes.  Additional performances by JoyRide, Mick Hayes Band and Nero & Nero rounded out the event.  As you can see from these photos, the nearly 900 people who attended enjoyed a very memorable evening.

The 2010 Premier will be held next January 16.  For information and sponsorship opportunities, please call (716) 278-4570.

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