Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Hosts Anniversary Dinner For Patient

A Peoria couple celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this week with their favorite meal, but not in the venue they had imagined.

Frank and Cathy Kenefick dined on Chicken Parmesan and carrot cake on an elegantly prepared table delivered to Frank’s Intensive Care Room at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale.

“We were so shocked that the staff did this for us,” said Cathy.  “It was so delicious and turned our anniversary into a very memorable day.”

Frank, a retired Detroit police officer, had recently undergone lung surgery at St. Joseph’s Westgate and the staff learned that Thursday was the couple’s anniversary.  “We all worked together to put the dinner in place as fast as we could, “said Amanda Oliver, the director of medical operations at St. Joseph’s Westgate. “We found out that they would have been going to Carrabba’s restaurant  for dinner and loved their Chicken Parmesan, so that is what we had our staff make for them.”

Cathy said she hopes her husband will be going home in the next couple of days, but they will never forget the special dinner and the “kindness of the staff.  It just felt wonderful. They went above and beyond.”


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