Highland Hospital Gala Raises More Than $650,000 for New Patient Tower

Physician Michael Apostolakos, chief medical officer for Highland Hospital, and Cindy Becker, chief operating officer for Highland Hospital.

Thanks to generous donors, community members, physicians and staff, more than $650,000 gross net income was raised at this year’s Highland Hospital Gala. This is the second highest amount Highland has ever raised at a gala.

Traditionally the hospital’s largest annual fundraising event, proceeds from this year’s gala will benefit the hospital’s patient tower project, which is currently under construction. The project will add four levels plus a mechanical penthouse to the hospital’s southeast wing and will be one of the largest additions in the hospital’s history. Three of the floors will include 58 new patient rooms and one floor will house other clinical programs. The new tower will allow the hospital to provide private rooms for nearly all of its patients.

The event was co-chaired by Mark Eidlin, Salley Thornton and Joe and Shelly Comfort.