The Tahlequah Hospital Foundation will host the Thirteenth Annual Hearts of Gold Gala on March 2, 2018 with special guest, jazz musician, Grady Nichols, News on 6 Reporter, Tess Maune, and everyone’s favorite band, Emerald City. The Gala, a fundraiser to support Northeastern Health System, raises money to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in healthcare and funds the latest in technology and facilities.
Sponsored by Northeast Oklahoma Heart Center, the Gala will showcase the hospital’s growth over the last year as well as honor several individuals who have made a significant impact on healthcare in Tahlequah.
“The awards given at the Gala are a great way to recognize the people who have made such great contributions to the community through their professional and volunteer service,” said Dr. Adele King, chairman of the Tahlequah Foundation Board. “We have so many healthcare heroes in this community and it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize them.”
The four awards given are the Heart of Gold Award, recognizing volunteer Vera Freeman for her many hours of service to the Tahlequah City Hospital Auxiliary and the community; the McIntosh, Masters, Medearis Award, recognizing Dr. Brent Rotton for demonstrating clinical excellence and his many years of service; the Thompson Award, recognizing Dr. Doug Nolan for his instrumental role in Tahlequah’s healthcare history; and the Dr. Mary Carlile Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing Maurice Turney for his many years of service to the Tahlequah community and beyond.
“I think the Gala is important for our community,” said JoAnn Bradley, secretary of the Tahlequah Hospital Foundation. “It gives the Foundation an opportunity to help the hospital purchase equipment, land and other needed resources. It also helps the hospital provide scholarships for its employees to obtain nursing and healthcare related degrees.”
For tickets or more information on the Hearts of Gold Gala, call (918) 453-2105.