July 14, 2017

Huggins Hospital Heroes Gala funds emergency services and honors local heroes

In 2017, Huggins Hospital raised nearly $40,000 during the Heroes Gala held in the summer aboard the M/S Mount Washington. The event honored local first responders and raised funds for Huggins Hospital’s emergency services and Paramedic Intercept Program.

“We were grateful to see all the support for emergency services in our community,” said Jeremy Roberge, President and CEO at Huggins Hospital. “Our Paramedic Intercept Program – offered at no cost to the patient – allows for a Huggins Hospital Paramedic to respond to emergency calls and provide an advanced level of care even before patients arrive at the hospital, a service not available in most rural areas. We are able to offer services like this because of the generous donors and supporters in our community.”

About 160 people attended the Huggins Hospital Heroes Gala, a three-hour cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee that included dinner, dancing and unique auction activities. Attendees bid on live and silent auction items; a special Fund-in-Need part of the live auction raised funds specific to the Huggins Paramedic Intercept Program during which a local resident talked about how the paramedic service saved her husband’s life after a heart attack. The money was raised through live and silent auctions, raffles and donations, including $4,000 from the Huggins Hospital’s Board of Trustees which was matched by CGI Business Solutions, who also were a key sponsor of the event.

“We are amazed by the excitement surrounding the Heroes Gala,” said Monika O’Clair, Vice President of Strategy and Community Relations at Huggins Hospital. “It was a wonderful opportunity to thank our first responders and emergency services workers in person while raising money for life-saving services that any one of us could need at any moment. We look forward to seeing our supporters and friends at our next fun event.”

The main sponsors of the Huggins Hospital Heroes Gala were CGI Business Solutions, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of NH and Meredith Village Savings Bank.

The evening was also sponsored by Genesis Wolfeboro Bay Center; Rath, Young and Pignatelli; Catholic Medical Center; Stratasan; GreenPages; Delta Dental; Stewart’s Ambulance and MassMutual.

To learn more about how to support Huggins Hospital, call the Development Office at 603.515.2089.