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Harry and Kay Halloran, and Roger R. Laroche, M.D. to be honored at Fourth Annual Spring Swing Gala

Posted on: 02/05/2014

The Bradford Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Bradford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary which support Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) will hold their Fourth Annual Spring Swing Gala, March 22, 2014 at the Pennhills Club in Bradford, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This unique dinner dance will honor Harry and Kay Halloran of Halloran Philanthropies and the American Refining Group, and Roger R. Laroche, M.D., Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at BRMC.

Harry Halloran purchased the Bradford refinery, American Refining Group (ARG) in 1997. The Halloran story is about entrepreneurship, leadership, social responsibility and impact, corporate good and philanthropy. The ARG refinery is 133 years old and provides a stable influence to its employees, customers and community locally and world-wide.

“Through Halloran Philanthropies and ARG, Harry and Kay Halloran have given generously to BRMC and we are most grateful for their generous support,” said Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO of BRMC and Bradford Hospital Foundation. “In so many ways Harry and Kay Halloran have seen to the social needs the Bradford community and have improved its quality of life.”


Dr. Roger Laroche has been a leader and an effective change agent in the field of Psychiatry at BRMC for more than 20 years. “He stands shoulder to shoulder with the staff.   His fellowship status from Mayo Clinic in this field has done much to advance phychiatry in our community.”

Bradford Hospital Foundation board member, Mr. Harvey Golubock, will again serve as Emcee for the evening. “We are delighted to be celebrating our fourth annual Spring Swing event. This important undertaking, while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of the honorees, has provided much needed funding for critical updates and resources to BRMC,” remarked Golubock.

Event sponsors include: Halloran Philanthropies/American Refining Group Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Bradford Regional Medical Center Medical Staff;  Minard Run Oil Co., Northwest Savings Bank and J.E. O’Mara and Dr. Kimberly S. Young. In 2013 awards were presented to George Blaisdell Duke, and Anil G. Pradhan, M.D.  In 2012 honorees were Zenaide S. Still and M. Javed Akhtar, M.D. The inaugural 2011 Spring Swing Gala recipients were Reverend Leo J. Gallina and Widad E. Bazzoui, M.D.

Interested parties can contact the Bradford Regional Medical Center Foundation at 814-362-3200.

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