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 5:30pm 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.

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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 or visit

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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, and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,310 licensed beds and more than 2,850 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.

Newton Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, 148-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 250,000 people in Warren and Sussex counties in New Jersey, Pike County in Pennsylvania and southern Orange County in New York. Specialty service areas include cardiology, general and vascular surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, nephrology, oncology and neurology, mental health and sleep medicine. As the premiere medical facility in the region, Newton Medical Center’s expertise in these areas has earned multiple accolades, including an award for Clinical and Operational Excellence by the VHA and three-year accreditations by both the Commission on Cancer for comprehensive treatment of cancer patients, and by the American College of Radiology for digital mammography services. Newton Medical Center is renowned for its emergency care, with a state-of-the-art and dynamic Emergency Department equipped to handle 45,000 patient visits per year with 30 private treatment areas, a CT scanner and access to Laboratory and Radiology services. The Charles L. Tice Heart Center for Diagnostic Services offers the latest diagnostic cardiac technology and expert care from Newton Medical Center’s board-certified cardiologists. Newton Medical Center’s Echocardiography Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Newton Medical Center’s Maternity Center offers 17 rooms, all of which are private, as well as a Level II Intermediate Care Nursery.

Newton Medical Center also operates Milford Health & Wellness Center, Sparta Health & Wellness Center, In Home Health Services Inc. and Vernon Urgent Care, offering a variety of quality care services close to home.  As part of Atlantic Health System, Newton Medical Center is dedicated to giving back to the community and provides thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to assist those in need and care to all who come through our doors. Newton Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.