Wentworth-Douglass raises over $35,000 with dinner theater event
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation raised over $35,000 during Chicago Revue at the Rochester Opera House. Over 140 community members, including physicians and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital employees, attended the musical theater dinner event for the show, live auction and raffle. The money raised will help Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) purchase new cardiovascular equipment.
At the WDH Cardiovascular Care Center, a dedicated team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons, nurses and technologists is committed to assisting patients and families to find the right solutions to their cardiovascular problems. The Center has two cardiac catheterization labs to perform a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures.
The purchase will include two important state-of-the-art pieces of cardiovascular equipment, a three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE probe) and an optical coherence tomography intravascular imaging (OCT). The TEE probe delivers clear and close visualization of the heart with accurate 3D images of structures of the heart that were previously available only with surgery. OCT imaging provides non-invasive high resolution 3D images of arterial blockages, providing information to enable optimal decisions regarding appropriate timing and type of treatment, reduced procedure times and fewer complications.
The underwriter for the event was the Demoulas Foundation. Other sponsors of the event include D.F. Richard Energy, Federal Savings Bank, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Health Plans, Inc., Bill Dube Ford – Toyota – Scion, Cigna, Metlife Resources, Northeast Credit Union, Relyco, Seacoast Emergency Physicians, and the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Medical Staff.