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Coral Gables Hospital Shows Support During 911 Remembrance Ceremony

Dec 20, 2019

Group in front of ambulance

Left to right: Marcos de la Rosa, deputy fire chief of the City of Coral Gables; Patrick Downes, CEO of Coral Gables Hospital; Pedro Iriarte, director of physician services at Coral Gables Hospital; David Araya, director of business development at Coral Gables Hospital; Inma Murga, physician relations manager at Coral Gables Hospital; Paola Rivas, marketing manager at Coral Gables Hospital; Henry Capote, chief financial officer at Coral Gables Hospital; Cristina Jimenez, chief operating officer at Coral Gables Hospital; Mark Stolzenberg, fire chief of the City of Coral Gables.

Miami, FL (September 21, 2015) – Coral Gables Hospital pays tribute to first responders and those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by participating in the City of Coral Gables September 11th  Remembrance Ceremony and Rescue Truck Dedication. The ceremony included an invocation by Reverend Arnold Perry of Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church of Coral Gables, as well as speeches from the fire chief, the interim police chief and the public safety director.

“We wanted to be a part of this event to have the opportunity to honor the dedicated individuals who lost their lives in the line of duty that day,” said Patrick Downes, hospital CEO. “We also wanted to show our appreciation for those who continue to work to ensure the safety of our community on a daily basis.”

Following the ceremony was the traditional “wetting down” of the new fire truck that will be servicing the city of Coral Gables. Per tradition, the truck is hosed down, towel dried and ceremoniously pushed into the fire bay by guests. Among the individuals that participated in the inauguration acts were Downes and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason.

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