NCH Healthcare System cancels the 2020 Hospital Ball due to COVID-19
The NCH Healthcare System has announced that the 2020 NCH Hospital Ball has been canceled due to the pandemic. At NCH, our top priority is, and always has been, the health and well-being of our community; therefore, the decision to cancel was made after carefully reviewing healthcare recommendations for large gatherings.
This year’s funding was anticipated to build and equip a state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot Simulation Center (Sim Center) at the NCH Downtown campus. Simulation is an experimental learning process for adult learners through active participation and subsequent reflection. The Sim Center will provide the staff at NCH and eventually others in the community such as private medical practices, schools and colleges, EMS, and police training in procedural skills, with a scenario-based learning center that will focus on teamwork, communication, as well as inter and intra-professional training.
“We want to assure our community that the Hospital Ball will be back when we can celebrate, safely, together,” said Paul Hiltz, President & CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “Advancing our mission to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life remains our top priority.”
NCH remains extremely grateful for the community’s generous support that continues to shape the hospital and allows the system to serve more than 40,000 patients admitted to our hospitals and 123,000 emergency visits annually. Click here to read the full press release.
About the Night
Because of the generosity of so many, the 2019 Hospital Ball raised more than $2.1M to fund the $35 million expansion and modernization of the Emergency Department at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, and to date, $24M has been raised toward the project.
Highlights of the Evening
NCH is thankful for the overwhelming support and in the coming weeks, three LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will be added to NCH daily operations, thanks to Bill Allyn and his family, Jay and Patty Baker, Simone and Scott Lutgert, Mariann and Bob MacDonald. 2019 Hospital Ball Photo Gallery or 2019 Hospital Ball Video
The evening concluded with a celebration and NCH is grateful for the community we serve. We cannot thank our donors enough for the impact they have on the healthcare we provide.