Inaugural PCH Benefit Gala set for Nov. 18

Putnam County Hospital has announced details of the upcoming Hospital Benefit Gala.

The hospital is hosting the gala to raise funds and awareness for the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center with an inaugural event set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the DePauw University Union Building ballroom.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. with complimentary valet parking. Cocktails, an elegant dinner catered by Bon Appetit and silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will wrap up with a program at 8 p.m., followed immediately with the live auction. A free wine tasting will complement the night.

The Putnam County Hospital Benefit Gala is a cocktail attire event.

Tickets to attend the elegant event are now available to purchase. Individual tickets are $35 each and a table of eight is $280.

Tickets can be purchased in the PCH Administration Office, located on the third floor, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Checks can also be mailed to Putnam County Hospital, Attn: Benefit Gala, 1542 Bloomington St., Greencastle, IN 46135. If sending in a check, please indicate the name(s) for the ticket(s) if different than the name on the check.

Individuals or businesses interested in becoming a sponsor for the event are asked to call 655-2583 or 655-2626. Sponsorship options are as followed: Platinum sponsor: $1,000 or more, Gold sponsor: $500-$999, Silver Sponsor: $250-$499, and Supporter: $50-$249.

Those who would like to donate a silent or live auction item may call 655-2583 or 655-2626 for details.

Tickets and sponsorships will be sold, and auction items accepted, until Wednesday, Nov. 15. All sponsors and donors will be recognized at the event as well as through press releases to the community.

The gala will be raising money for the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center’s need of nine IV pumps, which totals $18,000. The IV pumps will help deliver chemotherapy in a safer and more timely manner to patients fighting cancer.

Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center offers a peaceful setting for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments. The partnership with Franciscan Health gives patients the advantage of receiving the care close to home, yet access to a larger facility if the care needs to extend to other resources.

The cancer center has seven infusion bays adjacent to the nursing stations and three private examination rooms. The cancer team provides a comprehensive plan with holistic care that meets the medical, spiritual and emotional needs of the patients.

Dr. Sameer Ahmed, a physician with Franciscan Physician Network, joined the Cancer Center in 2015. Dr. Ahmed sees patients at the Cancer Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Cancer Center is also staffed by registered nurses who are oncology trained. Continued cancer education, the most up-to-date treatments, and symptom management are top priority. Registered nurses are oncology-certified through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), a national organization. Active membership in the local Illiana Chapter of ONS allows the nursing staff to attend monthly meetings to discuss new and current treatments.

The Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation is renewed every three years by adhering to stringent guidelines that ensure clients receive the best care possible.

For more information about the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center, persons may call 301-7510 .