For Beverly Hospital Foundation supporters, the Majestic Ballroom of the Industry Hills Pacific Palms Resort became the perfect setting for an evening of dining, entertainment, and fundraising as ABC7’s Albert Lawrence welcomed guests to the Foundation’s third annual Paradise Ball, a Black and White Gala, benefitting the Hospital’s emergency room expansion.
“Our emergency room serves as the safety net for our community,” said Alice Cheng, Beverly Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thousands of our local residents rely on our emergency room and sometimes it’s a matter of life or death.” The emergency room expansion is just one part of Beverly Hospital’s comprehensive plan to create a modernized and advanced medical center. “Thanks to your support, we have opened an amputation prevention center, an urgent care center, and reopened our neo-natal intensive care unit,” said Cheng. Beverly Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees chair Goharik “Go” Gabriel then presented Cheng with a check in the amount of $345,000, proceeds from the Foundation’s 2016 fundraising efforts.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the George R. Hensel Award to Ron and Go Gabriel, and members of The Beverly Hospital Guild, for their service and dedication to the Hospital and the community. Over the years, the Gabriel’s contributions of time and resources have proved invaluable, and since its inception, members of The Guild have contributed more than 270,000 volunteer hours.
“I also want to recognize our doctors and hospital staff who tirelessly give of themselves every day to give our patients the best medical care possible,” said Cheng.Montebello Police Lieutenant Julio Calleros told of the extraordinary care he received at Beverly Hospital when he suffered a life-threatening medical emergency last year.Montebello Mayor Vivian Romero thanked supporters for their generous giving to a hospital that is so important to the community.
“Beverly Hospital is proud to celebrate 68 years of service as a hospital that remains independent, non-profit, and focused on providing exceptional health care to every member of our community,” said Cheng. “We appreciate your contributions to continue our mission of providing the highest quality medical care in the region.”