St. Joseph Hospital Event Raises $100,000 for Robotics Program
St. Joseph Hospital's annual Celebration 2012! gala made for a night of fine dining, dancing and interactive guest experiences, raising approximately $100,000 for the hospital to invest in the latest robotic and minimally invasive treatment technology. Nearly 500 people attended the event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.
"We're so grateful for the tremendous generosity of our donors," said Steven C. Moreau, St. Joseph Hospital President and CEO. "Events like this enable us to continue to provide the best level of care and offer the latest technology to our patients."
Proceeds from the event benefit the Robotics and Minimally Invasive Treatment Program at St. Joseph Hospital, which expands access to innovations that assist surgeons in performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Advanced minimally invasive technology currently available at St. Joseph Hospital includes: two daVinci® Surgical Systems, the first true Hybrid Operating Room in Southern California—and the first MAKOplasty robotic arm-assisted technology in Orange County for orthopedic use.
St. Joseph Hospital's Celebration 2012! event also marks the annual presentation of the Spirit of St. Joseph Award, which honors donors who embody the spirit of St. Joseph in their generous works. This year the award was presented to CU Bancorp Director and California United Bank Vice Chairman Kenneth J. Cosgrove and his wife Carolyn Cosgrove. Since 1993, the Cosgroves have exemplified the spirit of St. Joseph through their community outreach and charitable support, which has been instrumental in the development of the advanced health care and treatment offered at St. Joseph Hospital.
About St. Joseph Health – St. Joseph Hospital
Founded in 1929, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, is a nationally recognized, 525-bed, not-for-profit Catholic hospital dedicated to extending the healing ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, St. Joseph Hospital's reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate, family-centered care draws patients from all over the United States. This is one reason why St. Joseph Hospital was named one of the top 10 hospitals in the Los Angeles/Orange County area by U.S. News & World Report. With a highly recognized 1,000-member medical staff and more than 3,800 support staff, St. Joseph Hospital is home to more than 75 specialty programs, including The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, the Heart and Vascular Center and a nationally acclaimed Orthopedics program that has been ranked among the top 50 in the nation by
U.S. News & World Report. Equally important is St. Joseph Hospital's dedication to caring for the medically underserved through health education programs, a free-standing medical and dental clinic, and mobile health clinics. St. Joseph Hospital depends on philanthropic support from the community to carry out its mission. These efforts are coordinated through the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.