A Spectacular Black-tie Evening to Support EvergreenHealth – Thank you for your support!
The results are in….congratulations and thank you for a record-setting year for the Evergreen Gala – raising $1.35 million to support our new Transitional Care Unit!
On Saturday, more than 700 community members joined EvergreenHealth to raise $1.35 million – a record amount for our annual Evergreen Gala – which will benefit a new Transitional Care Unit for patients with behavioral health care needs.
On behalf of the Foundation and our entire organization, thanks to each of you who support the Foundation and specifically, this annual fundraising effort. More importantly, thanks for the role each of you play in contributing to EvergreenHealth’s outstanding reputation for excellence that inspires our community to give, trusting that these resources will be put to their very best use.
We are deeply touched by the outpouring of generosity for the increasingly critical need for behavioral health interventions in our community. With this support, our new specialized 14-bed care unit will provide for the medical care of patients, who also have behavioral health needs, as they prepare for transfer to community behavioral health treatment settings. Caring for behavioral health patients often presents distinct challenges from a safety, security and care-management perspective, and the new unit will consider these special circumstances to ensure patients, families and staff work effectively together as patients await transition to their next care setting.
The secured unit will be designed to cultivate a calming physical environment, and each patient room will be equipped with direct video-observation technology to ensure patients receive exceptional care and service in the safest setting. In addition to special safety and care features on the unit, Transitional Care Unit staff also will receive training and education on the special needs of this patient population.
Our annual Evergreen Gala, this year themed “Let’s Rock N’ Roll,” is EvergreenHealth’s signature fundraiser, generating millions of dollars to support departments and programs across the organization. We celebrated the 16th year of the gala in 2017, which was hosted for the first time at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Guests enjoyed the playful rock n’ roll theme, while fundraising efforts were supported through live and silent auctions and a fund-a-need raise the paddle effort. At this year’s event, the EvergreenHealth Foundation was also honored to present the late Senator Andy Hill and his family with the annual Spirit of Giving award, which recognizes the very best in community philanthropy and those whose selfless contributions are crucial to the health and well-being of the community.
As we look forward to next year’s gala – scheduled for April 28, 2018 – we wish to pause to say congratulations to our Foundation for this record-setting achievement that will benefit our patients and community, and again, thanks to each of you who contribute to enriching the health and well-being of every life we touch.
For more information or to learn more about the Evergreen Gala please contact Meg Powers at 425.899.1903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Gala Dates:
May 5, 2018 · April 27, 2019 · April 25, 2020