Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation’s Gala has been a signature philanthropic event for nearly two decades, raising funds in support of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Net proceeds from our annual black-tie and themed event provide substantial support to help fund program and equipment needs, such as the expansion of the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, the renovation of the Emergency Department, and the purchase of necessary equipment to support the Level II Nursery in addition to the daVinci XI Surgical System.
This year’s 2018 Wild Wild West themed Gala is raising fund to support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Telestroke Program. As a certified primary stroke center, Chesapeake Regional is aiming to become a certified comprehensive stroke center. The hospital currently averages 50-60 minutes in treating a stroke patient, and with the help of a national tele neurology service, we can decrease that to 20-30 minutes. Studies show that for every minute delay, a patient loses 2M brain cells and for every hour delay, it takes 3.6 years off a patient’s life. Improving the telestroke program will help minimize disabilities in stroke patients.
A portion of the event proceeds will also benefit the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Endowment.