About the Gala
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. Most recently, the 2016 50’s themed Gala funded the purchase of the da Vinci XI Surgical System. As the most advanced piece of technology in robotics surgery, the da Vinci XI features a new overhead arm structure allowing the surgeon to approach from any position, enhanced ergonomics for the surgeon, wristed instruments for better motion and 3D-HD visualization. The new features allow for better accessibility and greater capability during surgical procedures. This addition puts Chesapeake Regional Healthcare at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery and patient care. A portion of the event proceeds will also benefit the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Endowment.
This year the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation’s Gala will help support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Mother Baby Unit. One of the top delivery hospitals in the area, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare averages around 10 births a day and reported more than 2,400 births in fiscal year 2015. The physicians and staff are dedicated to ensuring mother, father, baby and family receive the highest quality care regardless of their financial situation. The Mother Baby Unit offers expert physicians, experienced nurses and trained lactation specialists all ready to help care, coach and encourage as much as needed. A portion of the event proceeds will also benefit the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Endowment.