Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our community members, the St. Joseph Hospital Gala, scheduled for May 2, 2020, has been canceled in response to concerns about the coronavirus. Thank you for your support and understanding of this decision; it is greatly appreciated.

If you believe you or your family members may have been in contact with a person diagnosed with the virus, please call your health care provider prior to visiting the office to alert them of this potential exposure. If you are unable to reach your provider or don’t have one, call the New York State coronavirus hotline with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms at 1-888-364-3065. In addition, be aware of any respiratory symptoms or fever. If you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath), ask your health care provider for instructions.

Please know that New York State has directed all insurance carriers to cover the cost of testing for coronavirus without copays. Testing is done through swabbing the nose and throat and sending it to an authorized lab.

If you have further questions, visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for detailed information about the coronavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus



Physician of Distinction
Madhu Korrapati, MD
Chief of Nephrology
1999 – Present


Physician of Excellence
Joseph Chirayil, MD
Associate Director, Emergency Department
2013 – Present


–AND–
"You Make a Difference" Award
William Ghaney
Director of Engineering
2004 – 2020

St. Joseph Hospital’s 2020 Masquerade Gala promises to be an enchanting evening! Guests will enjoy an open bar, dinner, dancing and music provided by the legendary EAST COAST BAND! A photo booth, photo favors, raffles and casino games provided by CLASSIC CASINO will add to the fun!

Each year we honor outstanding individuals for their contributions to St. Joseph Hospital and our community. This year’s esteemed honorees are well deserving of being recognized for enriching the lives of those they have touched. Our 2020 gala honorees include our Physician of Distinction Madhu Korrapati, MD; our Physician of Excellence Joseph Chirayil, MD; and our community honoree and recipient of the “You Made a Difference” award, William (Bill) Ghaney.

Join us in your dancing shoes and don’t forget your masquerade mask – help make St. Joseph’s 2020 Masquerade Gala a memorable evening!