It was a night to honor the doctors of Samaritan Medical Center at the sixth annual physician recognition dinner hosted at Watertown's Hilton Garden Inn.
It's also a chance to honor one doctor for lifetime achievement.
This year the recipient is Dr. Al Maloney, a gynecologist who says he finds joy in new life.
"It's always a real honor to be present when a newborn comes into this world and I never got over that," he said. "It was always a wonderful thing happening."
Maloney has been with the Samaritan network for 26 years and currently works as a surgical assistant.