Proceeds Benefit Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s New Emergency Pavilion
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – The Orange Coast Memorial Foundation hosted 350 attendees at its 11th Annual Fall Gala, An Evening in Hollywood, on Saturday, September 28th at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Proceeds from the black tie event raised more than $220K for the construction of the new Emergency Pavilion at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (OCMMC).
Visits to OCMMC’s Emergency Department (ED) have grown by more than 22 percent in the past five years and its ED treats more than 29,000 people each year. Nationwide, emergency departments are closing at the rate of 25 percent in the last 20 years. To ensure it continues to provide advanced, life-saving care to those whose lives depend on it, OCMMC is partnering with its served communities on a major expansion of its Emergency Department. The Emergency Pavilion will be twice the size of its current facility which will enable OCMMC to double its capacity, enhance patient privacy and ensure the prompt delivery of high quality medical care.
“We would like to thank our generous donors and sponsors who supported this special event,” said Marcia Manker, CEO of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. “Proceeds from the event will help us to create a state-of-the-art Emergency Pavilion at Orange Coast Memorial and enhance our dedicated ER physicians and nurses’ ability to care for the critically ill and injured people in our community.”
The new Emergency Pavilion will provide OCMMC’s served communities the following features:
- An additional 4, 980 square fee of space, for a total of 11,400 square feet
- 27 treatment areas including 16 private treatment rooms, with one exclusively for children
- 5 “fast track” stations for rapid medical evaluations
- Bedside registration
- Separate entrances for ambulances and walk-in patients
- Enhanced space for physician consultations
- A beautiful, spacious welcome area
- A chapel and healing garden
- A designated paramedic area
For more information about Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center or to donate to the Orange Coast Memorial Foundation, please call (714) 378-7397 or visit www.MemorialCare.org/SupportOrangeCoast.