Anne Arundel Medical Center

MARYLAND SCENE

March 18, 2001|By Sloane Brown

"Wow," exclaimed Lesly Sajak, as she surveyed a packed party tent, "there are more people here than we expected."

Some 1,000 supporters sipped cocktails and sampled an extensive buffet, before loudly applauding Sajak and her husband, Pat -- host of the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune" -- as they helped officially open the new Lesly and Pat Sajak Pavilion at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Among those leading the applause were Sajak kids Patrick, 10, and Maggie, 6.

Later, guests had a chance to get their first look inside the new pavilion, which houses the hospital's new breast center and centers for diabetes, vascular health and wellness, as well as other patient services and doctors' offices.

Also in the crowd: Chip Doordan, AAMC president / CEO; Jim Mc-Eneaney, AAMC board chair; Hillard Donner, AAMC Capital Campaign chair; Nancy Armstrong, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Maryland affiliate, board president; Judy Stewart, Breast Center campaign chair; Dr. Michael Epstein, AAMC medical staff president; Catherine Copertino, AAMC breast program administrator; Dr. Michael and Maria Brown, parents of Lesly Sajak; Dr. Maria Brown and Kelly Brown, sisters of Lesly Sajak; Dr. Ross Elliott and Dr. Jeremy Snow, AAMC ophthalmologists; Jerry Loren, Sock Sales Ltd. retired president; Jewell Chambers Hawkins, Chambers Barbers & Stylists owner; Anita Farias, Studio Salon owner; Dr. Chris Spittler, Severna Park plastic surgeon; and Leslie Tilghman, Tilghman Co. co-owner.

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