2016 PIH Health Foundation Gala Raises More Than $488,000 - PIH Health

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Published on June 06, 2016

2016 PIH Health Foundation Gala Raises More Than $488,000

Net Proceeds to Fund New State-of-the-Art Imaging Systems

PIH Health hosted its 2016 PIH Health Foundation Gala on Saturday, April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. This year’s Miami-inspired event titled, “Get on Your Feet” featured Cuban-style dining, music and dancing. More than 750 guests attended the sold out event which rose over $488,000 dollars to help purchase new state-of-the-art imaging systems, Siemens SOMATOM Force CT Scanners.

“We are grateful for those in our community who recognized how important it is for PIH Health to always have the latest technological advances,” said PIH Health Foundation Board Chair, Melanie Lyons. “Only with generous philanthropic support are we able to take PIH Health to the next level.”

The Siemens SOMATOM Force CT Scanners offer clearer, more precise imaging and diagnoses, and provides full-body imaging in less than five seconds. This means quicker scans, faster diagnoses and reduced treatment wait-times for patients. The earlier the diagnosis, the sooner treatment can begin, which in many cases, can be lifesaving for patients affected by stroke, heart disease, cancer, internal bleeding, brain injuries and other serious conditions.

The gala is the largest annual fundraiser held in support of PIH Health. The event included a silent and live auction which featured world-class entertainment. During the lively auctions, attendees outbid one another for fabulous prizes, including two floor-level VIP seats at the sold-out Adele concert in Los Angeles this summer, as well as a gorgeous bar cart filled with an assortment of premium spirits, which was generously donated by members of the Gala Committee.

“I’ve trusted PIH Health for my own family’s healthcare needs for the past four decades,” said Diane Kirkpatrick, Gala Committee chair. “I’m thrilled to be part of an event that raises money to extend this excellent care and expertise to others in our community.”

To make a donation to PIH Health Foundation, please call 562.698.0811 Ext. 81520 or Donate Now.