Wilcox Health Foundation gala to celebrate hospital’s 75th anniversary

PR-IMG_2272-copyThe Wilcox Health Foundation will host “The 75th Soiree: A Sparkling Birthday Celebration,” a fundraiser to support the not-for-profit Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, November 9 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Kauai Marriott Resort Ballroom. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available by calling 245-1198.

Marking the diamond anniversary of the hospital, guests will walk the red carpet at a glittering gala while being serenaded by a barbershop quartet of some of Wilcox’s favorite doctors. They’ll pose for pictures with hospital nurses, bid on auction items such as airline tickets, vacation stays and sailboat cruises, and enjoy entertainment from some of Kauai’s best musicians plus a few surprises.

Event proceeds will be used to provide the Kaua‘i community with vital life-saving equipment for the hospital’s Gastroenterology Department. Hospital officials noted that Kauai County has the highest incidence of colorectal cancer in the United States, and early diagnosis and treatment gives patients the best chance of survival. The Wilcox Memorial Hospital Endoscopy Equipment Replacement Project will provide new gastroscopes, colonoscopes and other state-of-the-art equipment that will allow Wilcox doctors to vastly improve disease identification and treatment.

About Wilcox Health Foundation

Established in 1981, Wilcox Health Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kaua‘i Medical Clinic to provide quality health care for the people of Kaua‘i. Wilcox Health Foundation supports the mission of its not-for-profit affiliates by ensuring accessible care for a rural community through investment of medical equipment, scholarship assistance and educational programs. Learn more at:  www.wilcoxhealth.org.

About Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. Wilcox Memorial Hospital is the largest medical facility on Kaua‘i and has been recognized in the top 15 percent of the country for its patient experience. It offers island residents and visitors over 22 specialties with more than 190 physicians on staff. It is an acute care facility with a full suite of services from emergency, OB/GYN and pediatrics to cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, nephrology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine, family practice and women’s services. There are 72 beds, including seven intensive care beds, five birthing suites, 20 same-day surgery beds and a 20-bed emergency department. The hospital is equipped with MRI and CT scanners, including one of only two 320 CT scans in Hawai’i, and a state-of-the-art surgical center with six surgical suites. In 2012, the American Heart Association recognized Wilcox Memorial Hospital with a gold achievement award for Stroke Care (S). Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at:   www.wilxcoxhealth.org.