West Chester Hospital Hosts Community Fundraising Event

Proceeds to Benefit Congestive Heart Failure Patients

West Chester, OH—Feb. 23, 2012—Looking for a place to kick up your heels, nab some great prizes and mingle with the “who’s who” of West Chester – all while helping your community? West Chester Hospital is pleased to host “The Sounds of Motown” – a special fundraising event on Saturday, March 3, from 7 – 11 p.m. This exciting event will raise money to assist the hospital in purchasing advanced medical equipment to better treat patients who suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF).

Attendees of this fun event will enjoy live music by legendary local band Soul Pocket, who will perform a lively mix of soul, Motown, funk and rock music. Along with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, guests will be invited to join in the dancing, participate in live and silent auctions, enter raffle drawings, and other activities.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more than 5 million people in the United States suffer from CHF, a condition in which a patient’s heart is unable to pump blood through the body adequately, resulting in the accumulation of excess fluid  in the lungs. Ninety percent of hospitalizations for congestive heart failure are a result of a patient experiencing a shortness of breath caused by the fluid overload. Aquapheresis is a new treatment for CHF patients.  It utilizes special equipment to filter the blood and removes excess fluid from the body. Use of this new treatment has been shown to reduce re-hospitalizations for patients suffering from CHF.  Funds raised from the “Sounds of Motown” event will be applied toward the purchase of the special equipment that will allow the hospital to provide the Aquapheresis treatment to its CHF patients.

Event Details:

WHAT: The Sounds of Motown, a fundraising event benefiting West Chester Hospital

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 7 – 11 p.m.

WHERE: The Savannah Center
5533 Chappell Crossing Boulevard
West Chester, Ohio 45069

WHO: Open to the public

COST: $50 per person

R.S.V.P.: Call (513) 298-7737 or email pamela.kinane@uchealth.com

About UC Health

UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report; West Chester Hospital, one of Cincinnati’s newest hospitals and the recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest multi-specialty practice group with more than 700 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center; and several institutes focusing on the areas of cancer, the neurosciences, cardiovascular and diabetes. To learn more, visit UCHealth.com.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital is a 160-bed, all-private room, hospital located in West Chester, Ohio. Utilizing the very latest in medical technology, and drawing upon the University of Cincinnati’s nearly 200 years of research and medical expertise, West Chester Hospital provides discovery-driven care in a pleasant, healing environment. The hospital is conveniently located and easily accessible from Interstate 75 at Tylersville Road. Services available include an emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, as well as a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and treatment amenities. West Chester Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton regions to receive the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award – ranking the facility above 90% of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. For more information about West Chester Hospital, please visit www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Garcia
513-298-7733
jennifer.garcia@uchealth.com

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