Highland Hospital gala raises over $100,000 for new patient tower  

Highland Hospital gala raises over $100,000 for new patient tower  

More than $130,000 was raised at the Highland Hospital Gala on March 18.  

Money raised at this year’s Highland Hospital Gala will go toward a new patient tower. (submitted photo)

The funds will be used for the hospital’s four-story, 80,000-square-foot patient tower project, which is currently under construction.  

The project will add four levels plus a mechanical penthouse to the hospital’s southeast wing and will be one of the largest additions in the hospital’s history.  

Three of the floors will include 58 new patient rooms and one floor will house other clinical programs.

The new tower will allow the hospital to provide private rooms for nearly all of its patients, mirroring a growing national trend.  

According to a hospital release, private patient rooms improve privacy, create more space for families and visitors, reduce the risk of infection and help speed recovery. 

The Highland Hospital Gala is the hospital’s largest fundraising event of the year. 

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