St. Joseph Health, St. Mary GALA to Support Emergency Department


By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Foundation’s 24th Annual GALA is set for September 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn. This year organizers hope to break another GALA fundraising record in support of purchasing a new MRI machine. The machine will streamline the flow of patients in St. Mary’s Emergency Department.

“We raised a record amount of money last year,” said Vice President of Fund Development, Paul Kaminski. “Our community loves St. Mary and this GALA is an opportunity for them to show their support.”

This year’s GALA will play host to a very entertaining Johan Graham, from I-15 Auctions as the auctioneer followed by a high energy performance from Citrus College’s “Nightshift.”

The GALA will be held on September 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville.

With limited seating and half of the tickets already sold, reservations should be made soon. You may call Jackie Morgan at the St. Mary Foundation office for further information and reservations at (760) 946-8167.

About St. Joseph Health, St. Mary

Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary is a 212-bed acute care medical center that is home to the High Desert’s premiere comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. It has been ranked as the best hospital in the Desert year after year by Daily Press readers. The medical center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. St. Mary is part of St. Joseph Health, which is a non-profit, faith-based health care delivery organization serving California, Texas and New Mexico. In Southern California, its hospitals include Mission Hospital with campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach; St. Joseph Hospital in Orange; St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, along with St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare and home health care services. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, St. Joseph Health strives to achieve its mission by realizing three strategic goals: Sacred Encounters, Perfect Care and Healthiest Communities.

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