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Jean Shafiroff, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough

Jean Shafiroff, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough Photo Credit: Photo by Lee Fryd

“When staying in the Hamptons, the last place you would want to be is in a hospital,” Southampton Hospital President and chief executive Bob Chaloner told the dinner crowd Aug. 6 at the Hospital's 53rd Annual Summer Party. Emceed by Chuck Scarborough, it benefited the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. “The hospital is for everyone,” Jean Shafiroff, chairwoman for the second year, likes to say.

Chaloner is thinking of the weekenders; Shafiroff, of the year round residents. We were wondering about the two “Real Housewives” at the gala.

“I live literally around the corner,” Ramona Singer told us. “I once had major pain and I was scared to death. They X-rayed me and I had the answer immediately. When my late mother in law lived with us, and she had problems, the ambulance would be right there. The hospital gives great care. It’s so important to support them.”

Sonja Morgan remembered a time she was a Hamptons houseguest and fell into a hole her host's cocker spaniel had dug at the foot of the stairs. “I sprained my ankle,” she said. “It blew up into a horrific, softball size purple and green mess and I went right to Southampton Hospital. This really cute doctor was on. He said he didn’t have to amputate. And I thought this is a really good hospital!”

 

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