BEREA, Ky. (March 12, 2020) – The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation’s 7th annual Gala for Healing and Hope raised nearly $37,000 on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, which invests in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of health caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.
“We are so thankful for the support this annual event receives from the Berea community year after year,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. “Saint Joseph Berea is honored to serve the local and surrounding communities with first-rate health care that allows our patients to stay close to home.”
During this event, a local physician who is making an impact in the community was also honored. This year, the Physician of the Year was given to Joshua B. Huffman, MD, who has cared for patients in the Berea area for five years.
Over the last seven years, the Gala for Healing and Hope has raised nearly $190,000 for the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. This year’s Gala was held at The Churchill Company, and included a silent auction, dinner, live music and an awards presentation.
Sponsors of the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Gala for Healing and Hope include Physician of the Year sponsor, Sound Physicians; Entertainment sponsor, Cumberland Valley National Bank; Hope Sponsor, Citizens Guaranty Bank; Parting Gift sponsor, Lakes Funeral Home and Cremation Services; and our Wellness sponsors, Community Trust Bank, David H. Elliot Co. Health Choice Enterprises, and Ramsey Rentals, along with nine Healing sponsors.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation
Saint Joseph Berea Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.
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