More than 600 guests attended St. Joseph’s Inaugural Signature Event on Nov. 1. The admitting circle was transformed into a festive auditorium under the stars for the occasion, during which attendees enjoyed cocktails and dinner with St. Joseph’s leaders, donors and patients who’ve benefited from services offered by the medical facility. The evening celebrated the hospital’s 123-year-long legacy of providing compassionate care to the Phoenix community and beyond.
Numerous forms of lifesaving, state-of-the-art technologies utilized by the hospital were spotlighted, including the Lung-in-a-Box system for transporting lungs safely to St. Joseph’s for transplantation. Attendees were also able to test their skills on the da Vinci Robotic System, advanced technology used by surgeons to improve precision in the operating room. Other interactive technologies included an exoskeleton used to enable paralyzed patients to walk again and St. Joseph’s MOMobile, a maternity-off-on-wheels that has been providing prenatal care to women-in-need throughout the Valley for more than 20 years.
In addition to recognizing the Sisters of Mercy and providing interactive medical technology demonstrations, the event raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from local philanthropists to continue the tradition and mission of St. Joseph’s. Among the attendees were Doris Norton, Pat and Earl Petznick, Michelle and Michael O’Connor, Dr. Ross Bremner and Kathy Bremner, Betty Bool and many other generous donors. All funds will support patient care, medical education and research at the hospital, ensuring all patients at St. Joseph’s have access to the most advanced care available.
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