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3/16/11: Emerson Hospital hosts centennial celebration gala

As the culmination of its centennial year celebration, Emerson Hospital will host a dinner dance at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 6:30 pm – midnight. The event, titled “Centennial Ball: A Big Party to Benefit Little Patients,” falls on the actual anniversary date of the dedication of the hospital in 1911. Funds raised will support the redevelopment of an expanded, enhanced pediatric department.   

“The Centennial Ball promises to be a spectacular evening benefiting the pediatric unit at Emerson,” said Carlisle resident Liza Snell, one of three co-chairs of the event. “On November 12, we will be celebrating the past and looking toward our bright future. The Centennial Ball will be a night to celebrate Emerson Hospital’s 100 years of ‘premium care with a personal touch’ and also to benefit the next generation by supporting Emerson’s pediatric unit.”   

The band Soho will lend its musical talents to the gala. Attendees will also enjoy a four-course gourmet meal and may participate in a silent auction with prizes including travel and adventure experiences, professional sports tickets, and more.    

The newly-designed pediatric unit combines significant structural alterations and enhancements that ensure children will have an exceptional hospital experience.    The department will house six patient rooms incorporating features meant to ease anxieties.  These include wall-mounted computer stations installed next to each bed to allow physicians to maintain constant eye contact with each patient and sleep chairs to accommodate overnight stays by parents.   

Other specialty rooms will be created, including a new playroom equipped with interactive games and ample soft-seating, and a special treatment room for minor procedures. At the center of the new department will be the office of Emerson’s pediatric intervention team to facilitate private consultations among parents, physicians, and child life specialists.   A new nurses’ station dedicated solely to the needs of pediatric patients will anchor one end of the newly-designed unit.  Throughout, a coordinated color scheme of bright, cheery colors will be used to set a positive, uplifting mood.   

For more information, contact Janine Papesh at 978-287-3084.

Gala co-chairs (pictured left to right) are Sandra Curran, Liza Snell, and Denise Haartz.