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Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo to be Featured Guest at "An Evening of Wine & Roses"

Newton, NJ, May 2013 – It will be a night of food and music worthy of “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” when Newton Medical Center Foundation’s An Evening of Wine & Roses, A Wine and Gourmet Cuisine Tasting is held  on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 5:30 to 9:30pm at Centenary College’s David and Carol Lackland Center.

Proceeds from the event, which annually brings together some of the finest restaurants, wineries and other cuisines from throughout north and western New Jersey, will this year support the Newton Medical Center Foundation’s IMAGINE capital campaign.

This year’s event will feature a special VIP Room appearance and cooking demonstration by Celebrity Chef Salvatore (Sal) Scognamillo, Executive Chef & Co-owner of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, between 5:30 and 7:00pm.

Founded  in 1944 by his grandfather Pasquale (shortened to Patsy at Ellis Island in 1923), Patsy's Italian Restaurant has been known for years as Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurant, and in fact, his family still enjoys dining at Patsy's Italian Restaurant whenever they are in town. In addition to Sinatra and family, Patsy's Italian Restaurant has become a favorite with countless stars on both the east and west coast, who have come to regard Patsy's Italian Restaurant as a mecca of Italian fine dining.

A renowned author, Chef Sal has been featured in many publications such as The New York Times, Esquire, America West, Travel Agent Magazine, New York Post, New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business and has made numerous appearances on national television including The TV Food Network, ABC’s “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee” and CBS Sunday Morning.

The VIP Room is made possible by RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc., and Wakefern Food Corporation.

In a further nod to Sinatra, guests will be entertained throughout the evening by vocalist Steven Maglio, known for his rendition of Sinatra hits which he regularly performs at New York’s Carnegie Club.

The evening will be emceed by Katie McGee, WLNY 10/55’s “Live from the Couch,” Health and Wellness Reporter. McGee rejoined the station, part of CBS New York, in 2007 and guided Tri-State viewers through their morning commutes as traffic reporter. In her first stint at CBS 2 from 2002 to 2005, McGee reported on entertainment and features.

She received a New York Press Club Award for Best Entertainment Reporting for the 2004 special, “CBS 2 at the Tonys.”

Community members are also invited to purchase raffle tickets for a September trip for two to San Francisco, including airfare, hotel and more, and the evening’s 50/50.

Newton Medical Center was ranked the top hospital in the state for hospitals with fewer than 350 beds by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a national health care research and information company. These rankings were published in Inside Jersey magazine's April 2013 issue.

To make a donation or to order tickets from Newton Medical Center, call 973-579-8309. Learn more >

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.

Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health System’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and stroke in NJ. Atlantic Health System is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Atlantic Medical Group

More than 600 community-
based health care providers.