LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of only five institutions in the country devoted exclusively to respiratory research, diagnosis, and care of critically ill patients, Barlow Respiratory Hospital (BRH) will be celebrating 112 years of exceptional service to the Los Angeles community. BRH is affirming its commitment to the future with a glamorous gala on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. The gala is being held at the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Proceeds from the evening will be put toward the capital campaign to build a new state-of-the-art hospital and acute-care campus.
Actress and Author, Beverly Sassoon will serve as The Barlow Express evening’s emcee, and Deana Martin, internationally renowned singer and daughter of the legendary Dean Martin, will perform with her quintet at this 1930s art deco era themed event. Many high profile members from the business, medical, nonprofit, government, and entertainment communities are expected to be in attendance.
Honorary committee Chairs for The Barlow Express gala are Drs. Andrea & David Feinberg and Ambassador and Mrs. John Gavin.
BRH will be honoring three significant individuals. The Medical Research Award will be presented to Dr. Steven Dubinett of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for his groundbreaking research in the area of lung cancer and for his leadership in translational science. The Community Builder and Entrepreneur Award will be presented to author & business owner Suzanne Rheinstein in honor of the work and community leadership that she and her husband, the late Fred Rheinstein, have demonstrated for decades.
“The event is a wonderful opportunity to launch Barlow Respiratory Hospital into the 21st Century by celebrating our next venture – developing a state-of-the-art healthcare facility and residential community,” said Chief Executive Officer Margaret Crane. “The gala will not only bring together our community to help BRH secure its future, but also pay tribute to those special individuals who have contributed to our efforts to provide unique care to our most critical patients.”
“We are excited to pay tribute to Dr. Dubinett, Suzanne and Fred Rheinstein. The gala will also serve as an opportunity to reintroduce Barlow Respiratory Hospital to the community it cares for,” said Gala Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Diener. “We need our community to support the hospital, so Barlow can continue its mission of providing excellent, specialized care to the community for the next 100 years.”
“We are honored to serve Barlow Respiratory Hospital and are proud to ask our friends to join us in this cause. We thank you, our friends, in advance for your consideration,” said Gala Committee Co-Chair Carrie Brillstein. “I couldn’t be more proud to support and give my time to such a worthy institution.”
Tickets, sponsorships, and tables are currently available for The Barlow Express gala. To become an event sponsor or to purchase individual tickets for the event, please contact the Foundation Office at (213) 202-6835 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
For more information about the gala or to download a sponsorship form, visit www.barlow2000.org/gala.
About Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit, long-term, acute care respiratory hospital in Southern California. We specialize in caring for critically ill, complex patients. We offer nationally recognized programs such as ventilator weaning, pulmonary rehabilitation, wound care, and palliative care.
The goal of our comprehensive, one-of-a-kind team approach is to return patients to optimal functioning in their daily lives. With focus on rehabilitation, Barlow treats the whole person – not just the illness. Our physician-led healthcare teams include nurses; respiratory therapists; social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists; case managers; and dietitians, all working together with each individual patient.
As a non-profit organization, Barlow Respiratory Hospital depends upon charitable support to provide the highest quality health care. To find out how you can help, please contact the Executive Director Suzanne Zolfo at (213) 202-6840 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Barlow Respiratory Hospital is located at 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026-2696. www.barlow2000.org.