MedWest gala raises funds for hospital projects
SYLVA, N.C. – The Foundation of MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain hospitals raised more than $40,000 recently during its annual gala to benefit services of MedWest Health System.
Approximately 325 people attended the “Here’s to Hollywood” event, held Aug. 13 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel Event Center.
Funds raised will go toward construction and equipment purchase for a new Emergency Department at MedWest-Harris, and to provide free mammograms for uninsured and underserved women of Jackson and Swain counties.
“These funds will go directly to providing patient care and wellness,” said Steve Brown, executive director for the MedWest Foundations. “The Foundation is blessed to have the support of the community so that we can provide funds for two worthwhile projects needed in the MedWest service area.”
The Foundation of MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain supports and helps fund state-of- the-art medical equipment, staff development, new and innovative health services and community programs for the residents of western North Carolina. For more information, call (828) 631-8893.
MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest-Franklin, and through the 100-member MedWest Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.
Photo credit: MedWest Health System
From left, MedWest Health System President and CEO Mike Poore and MedWest Board Chairman Mark Clasby congratulate Kim Preston and Ray Don Letts during the “Here’s to Hollywood” gala of the Foundation of MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain hospitals. Preston and Letts were named “Best Actors” for their individual fundraising efforts totaling $14,000. Overall, the gala raised more than $40,000 for patient care and wellness services.