Mardi Gras Fest to Benefit Methodist Hospital Feb. 13

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Photo courtesy Methodist Hospital Mardi Gras King and Queen Dr. John Quigley and wife Margaret will be honored.
Photo courtesy Methodist Hospital
Mardi Gras King and Queen Dr. John Quigley and wife Margaret will be honored.

To honor their dedication and hard work on behalf of patients and families living in the San Gabriel Valley, long-time orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Quigley, and his wife, Margaret, will serve as King and Queen of the Mardi Gras Food Fest 2018.
“We are honored and grateful to be part of such a wonderful community,” said Quigley. “Mardi Gras has always offered friends and supporters of the hospital an opportunity to gather in a comfortable and jovial setting to enjoy one another’s company.”
The 23rd annual Mardi Gras Food Fest will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Sirona’s in Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. More than 900 guests attended the Mardi Gras celebration last year, which raised $175,000 for breast health care and digital mammography services.
Proceeds from Mardi Gras 2018 will go toward the creation of an orthopedic-specific unit at Methodist Hospital. The Joint & Spine Pavilion, to be staffed by specially trained nurses and therapists, will provide a wellness-based approach to care and recovery. Physicians at Methodist Hospital provide a full range of orthopedic care, including total joint replacement, spine surgery, fracture care and physical rehabilitation. Establishment of the Joint & Spine Pavilion will enable Methodist Hospital to provide customized orthopedic care for a life more active.
The Mardi Gras celebration will feature gourmet foods from more than 30 of the San Gabriel Valley’s most popular restaurants, as well as offering libations, a festive parade, fun costumes, dancing, live music, a silent auction and raffle boxes.
“The hospital was built blocks from where I grew up,” said Quigley, who now resides in Sierra Madre. “At that time, our family was blessed with excellent care from the hospital and still is to this day. Support for the Foundation evolved from the gratitude our family has for the hospital and our community.”
Quigley joined the Methodist Hospital Medical Staff in 1982 and served as chief of medical staff from 1999-2000, and served on numerous department committees while a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He also served on the Foundation Board of Directors from 2002 to 2010, returning to the board in 2012, and is currently serving in his second three-year term. As a member of the Foundation Board, he was chairman in 2015, participated in the Physician Champion program, was a member of the physician committee during the North Tower Capital Campaign and supported the Acute Rehabilitation Unit Campaign.
Quigley’s wife, Margaret, is also very involved in her community and Methodist Hospital. She has served on the Women Investing in Nursing committee, which supports continued education scholarships for Methodist Hospital nurses. For reservations or additional information, visit mardigrasfoodfest.com or call (626) 898-8888. Email to
mardigras@methodisthospital.org.

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