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Hospital Raises Thousands from 2012 Gala Under the Sea

The Kent Hospital Foundation is proud to announce this year's 2012 Gala Under the Sea: Celebrating Kent's Bounty of Care, raised $182,000 for the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent. This total includes funds raised by the Kent Hospital Auxiliary through the silent auction as well as $16,050 raised through the raffle for the Dr. Oswaldo R. Velis Endowed Fund for Cardiac Care and the Kent Hospital Foundation Annual Fund.

"This year's gala was a tremendous success for Kent Hospital and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the event and to our fundraising efforts," said Elizabeth Zima, director of development at Kent Hospital. "The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, the beneficiary department of this year's gala, will continue to focus on providing excellent care and transforming the lives of patients in our community."

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Kent Hospital Gala raffle which featured a grand prize of a trip for two to the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Additional prizes included a "Splash" and Spend shopping spree at Warwick Mall and an adventure for a family of four to Mystic, CT., featuring an exclusive encounter with Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium.

The 2012 Kent Hospital Gala was a huge success thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Annual Fund Co-Chairs; Joseph DiPietro, Esq., Kent Hospital senior vice president and general counsel; Marilyn Lang, former Kent Hospital nurse; and George Perdrizet, MD, medical director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent. Thank you again to the Kent Gala committee and to all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this year's gala a great success!

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