Press releaseFrom Park Ridge Health
Hendersonville, N.C. (October 30, 2012) – The Park Ridge Health Foundation raised more than $90,000 at its Esperienza Gala on October 25 at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. The sold-out “Passport to Paris” fundraiser welcomed 165 guests who together with sponsors helped to raise funds for Park Ridge Health’s patient care and community wellness services.
“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, ” said Beth Davey, director of the Park Ridge Health Foundation. “Contributions from local businesses and individuals will directly help our patients and equip our hospital in life-changing ways. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Phoenix Physicians and countless others, Park Ridge Health continues to offer a world-class experience to every guest who visits our hospital and physician offices.”
The gala’s proceeds will benefit hospital renovations for inpatient care; Kid Power, a children’s exercise and nutrition program to combat childhood obesity; and the Breast Health Resource Room, which provides free wigs and prostheses for breast cancer patients. Funds raised will also help purchase a stereotactic breast biopsy unit, a diagnostic tool that is crucial in determining the course of treatment for breast cancer patients.
About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).