2017-10-03 / Front Page

Inaugural Putnam County Hospital benefit gala, Nov. 18

Putnam County Hospital is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming Putnam County Hospital Benefit Gala. The hospital is hosting the gala to raise funds and awareness for the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center. The inaugural event is set for Saturday, November 18th at the DePauw University Union Building Ballroom.

The doors will open at 6pm with complimentary valet parking. Cocktails, an elegant dinner catered by Bon Appetit and silent auction will begin at 6:30pm. The evening will wrap up with a program at 8pm, followed immediately with the live auction. A free wine tasting will complement the night.

The Putnam County Hospital Benefit Gala is a cocktail attire event.

Tickets to attend the elegant event are now available to purchase. Individual tickets are $35 each and a table of 8 is $280.

Tickets can be purchased in the Putnam County Hospital Administration Office, located on the 3rd floor, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Checks can also be mailed to Putnam County Hospital, Attn: Benefit Gala, 1542 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, IN 46135. If sending in a check, please indicate the name(s) for the ticket(s) if different than the name on the check.

Individuals or businesses that are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event are asked to please call 765-655-2583 or 765-655- 2626. Sponsorship options are as followed: Platinum sponsor: $1,000 or more, Gold sponsor: $500-$999, Silver Sponsor: $250-$499, Supporter: $50-$249.

For those that would like to donate a silent or live auction item, please call 765-655-2583 or 765-655-2626 for details.

Tickets and sponsorships will be sold, and auction items accepted, until Wednesday, November 15. All sponsors and donors will be recognized at the event as well as through press releases to the community.

The gala will be raising money for the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center’s need of (9) IV pumps, which totals $18,000. The IV pumps will help deliver chemotherapy in a safer and more timely manner to our patients fighting cancer.

About Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center

Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center offers a peaceful setting for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments. The dedicated partnership with Franciscan Health gives patients the advantage of receiving the very best of care close to home, yet access to a larger facility if the care needs to extend to other resources. The cancer center has seven infusion bays adjacent to the nursing stations and three private examination rooms. The cancer team provides a comprehensive plan with holistic care that meets the medical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patients. The most up-to-date treatment is delivered from physicians and medical professionals who know and care about the patients and their families.

Dr. Sameer Ahmed, a physician with Franciscan Physician Network, joined the Cancer Center in 2015. Dr. Ahmed sees patients at the Cancer Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Cancer Center is also staffed by registered nurses who are oncology trained. Continued cancer education, the most up-to-date treatments, and symptom management is top priority to give patients the very best of care. Registered nurses are oncology-certified through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), a national organization. Active membership in the local Illiana Chapter of ONS allows the nursing staff to attend monthly meetings to discuss new and current treatments.

The Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation is renewed every three years by adhering to stringent guidelines that ensure our clients receive the best care possible.

For more information about the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center, call 765-655-2581.

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