Hudson and Anne Smith
Nancy Gold and Bruce Lehman
Connie Holcomb, Walter Servatka and Cornelia Matson
Allison Gregory and Peter Offringa
Jane and Sam Skogstad with Mayra Schmidt and Carole Schwartz
Tina Shao Napoli and Ana Muller
Elizabeth Wert, Kristine Bundrant and Kathryn Carr
Mark Smith and Barbara Ramsay
Shirley Foss and Mirta Lecuona
Roberta Schaumleffel and Sarah Cartwright
David Berry and Marshall Rousseau
Marlo and Jay Turner
Elisa Hansen, Virginia Harshman and Marissa Hershon
Avalon Fotheringham and Rhiannon Paget
Dan Denton and John Harshman
Dean and Patty Miller with Larry Willets and Judith Rosenblum
Executive Director of The Ringling Steven High and Albert Cohen
Lead nurse Pamela Coil talks about the various components of the new operating room, including lights used to focus on the area of surgery.
Nurse Lyn Swann shows off the new heart catheterization lab during a tour of the expansion.
Hospitalist Dr. Andrew Faber explains to guest about how physicians identify when patients have major blood vessels closing.
The recovery area for the new cath lab has several places for patients.
Dr. Miguel Pelayo and physician liaison Mary Ellen Woska, both of Florida Cancer Specialists, say there is a demand for the robot-assisted surgery.
In front: Hospital board member Bryan Boudreaux, Hospital Board Chairman Dr. Robert Hillstrom and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center CEO Andy Guz participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Hospital officials, contractors and others celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Manatee Healthcare System CEO Kevin DiLallo said it takes great leadership to see such a project to fruition.
East County residents Susan Cabanillas, Carole Cowan and Janet Goldberg volunteer with the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary and made sure to attend.
The da Vinci Si surgical robot can assist surgeons with laparoscopic and open surgery procedures.
Suan Wenzel, of Grand Living, learns about the da Vinci SI Robot from robotics coordinator Elizabeth Burke.
Del Tierra resident Jennifer Biery, a respiratory therapist at the hospital since 2004, tries her hand at the new Da Vinci robotic surgery equipment.
Cheers for Charity member Marissa Bressi fills up a beer for guests. Members helped raise money by bartending for the evening.
Amelia and Marissa Powers, of Bradenton, enjoy spending some time together. Amelia likes her mom's special headband.
Palm Aire's Jackie Mori and East County's Ashley Lepper, of Blalock Walters, came to support the cause.
Lakewood Ranch's Dave Fischer and Janet Reyes challenge each other to a game of Jenga. Both donated items for the raffle fundraiser.
Sarasota's Deanna Austin, Jill Gass and Ashley Dooley enjoy doughnuts, chicken egg rolls and pork dumplings from Dibs Food Truck.
Lakewood Ranch Moms Group member Melanie Hayes looks over the silent raffle items, opting for gift cards.
Lakewood Ranch Moms Group members Elaine Christie and Jayme Heinemann check out the raffles and other festivities. The Moms Group made the event its monthly get-together.
Cheers for Charity member enjoys the night with her 1-year-old, Parker. "It's perfect," she says. "It's very festive."
Realize Bradenton Director Johnette Isham poses with Realize Bradenton's farmer's market manager Peg Haynes, who borrowed a reindeer costume from a friend. Realize Bradenton was a beneficiary of the evening.
Stillpoint Mission volunteers Bobbi Wagner, Bobbie Tischer and Kae Nekuza feast on pretzels and wine as they chat.
Bradenton resident Cheers for Charity member Janibel DeJesus spends the evening tending bar. "It's fun," she says. "It's not that bad. We don't have to make mixed drinks."
Willis A. Smith Construction's Peggy Kronus joins Jenn Otterness and co-worker Austin Bella for beer and wine.
Cheers for Charity members Stephanie Kotlarczyk, Erika Chapman and Erin Crowell had never been to a Christmas in July party, but loved the festive spirit.
Manatee Community Foundation's Alicia Chalmers and friend Dawnyelle Singleton enjoy the Christmas theme. Both donned ornament earrings.
Julie and Wesley Lopez pick up trash along the beach near the access point at 4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which they say they try to do every night while here on vacation.
Kirsty, Dale, Kirsten, Sadie and Alexi Pitts walk along the beach on the evening of July 8.
Alan Karlsson sits on the sand before strolling back to his car.
No matter which access point you come in from, coquinas abound on Longboat Key beaches.
In the public parking area across the street from the beach at 3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive and offers bay access.