Rutland Regional Medical Center will host the Green Mountain Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6pm at the Castleton Pavilion at Castleton College, Castleton, Vermont. The event promises to be a fun experience for attendees with Vermont themed appetizers and dinner prepared by Chef Rob MacFarlane and dancing by New England musicians, The Party Crashers. All proceeds will benefit the Palliative Care Program at Rutland Regional.
“We are thrilled to be hosting another fantastic event this year, which will raise awareness and funds for our Palliative Care Program,” said Tom Huebner, CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “The dedicated and creative gala committee have put together a wonderful evening in support of a vital program that brings comfort and care to many in our community.”
The evening will begin with a cash bar where guests will have a chance to mingle and enjoy the beautiful campus of Castleton College. The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner and dancing in the Pavilion. Appetizers and dinner will be uniquely prepared to reflect all the best Vermont has to offer. Tickets to the gala are $125.00 each and reservations can be made online or by calling 802.772.2458.
About the Palliative Care Program
Committed to providing the highest-possible quality of life, and supporting patients’ wishes, Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Palliative Care team offers physical and emotional care to patients and families coping with serious, chronic or life-threatening illnesses. While Palliative Care focuses on comfort and quality of life, it can be provided at the same time as aggressive, life-prolonging treatment.
Working closely with the patient and family members, this specialized care is coordinated by an experienced palliative care nurse, who helps all involved understand the expected course of the illness and treatment options. The palliative care nurse works together with patients’ usual hospital doctors and care team to assist with ensuring that care plans support the patients’ goals and values.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Rutland Regional’s commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.