The 2022 Gala was held at the Duke Energy Center Saturday, May 21

The Christ Hospital Health Network’s 2022 Gala raised more than $5.4 million dollars for The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. The money will go towards patient assistance, research and cardiovascular programs. The gala was the most successful in Cincinnati history. “These funds reflect the generosity of our community and will be life-changing for our patients,” said Rick Kammerer, President of The Christ Hospital Foundation. “Our community shares our vision of being a world-class destination for adult heart care and they believe that we will deliver leading-edge, innovative care without leaving Cincinnati.” The event, with presenting sponsor Ohio National Financial Services and VIP sponsor Fort Washington Investment Advisors, honored 12 pioneers in heart care in Cincinnati. “We are so proud of each of these individuals and their unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Debbie Hayes, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “It is on their shoulders that we continue our mission of creating value for patients through exceptional clinical care, outstanding patient experiences, all delivered in an affordable way.” The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute offers groundbreaking treatment options available nowhere else in the country with dozens of subspecialized programs.


  1. Charles Abbottsmith, MD
  2. Scott Behrens, MD (posthumously)
  3. Thomas Broderick, MD
  4. Pete Caples, MD
  5. David Drake, MD
  6. Peter Engel, MD
  7. A. Daniel Glassman, MD
  8. Dean Kereiakes, MD
  9. John Schneider, MD
  10. Patrick Shea, MD
  11. Michael Smith, MD
  12. Theodore Waller, MD