Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center will hold its biannual fundraiser, “The Gala 2005: Building for the Future,” on Saturday, May 14, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The black-tie-optional event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a silent auction, dinner, dancing and music by Wayne Foster Entertainment.
Proceeds will benefit Santa Monica-UCLA’s $275-million rebuilding project, currently rising around the existing hospital.
Plans include a 271-bed new hospital, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, which will be completed in phases, beginning next spring.
Its new name reflects a unique alliance between UCLA Healthcare and Orthopaedic Hospital in downtown Los Angeles. When the new building is completed, Orthopaedic Hospital will move its inpatient services to Santa Monica while continuing to provide outpatient services at the downtown facility.
Key components of the new hospital are the 14,000-square-foot Nethercutt Emergency Center that will serve almost 30,000 patients each year; the Orthopaedic Hospital Institute, with an outpatient clinic, administrative and faculty offices and a library; a new Birthing Center and 16-bassinet Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; six state-of-the-art operating rooms; and a new Critical Care Unit.
First Federal Bank of California will be the presenting sponsor for the event.For tickets, call Wendi Morner at (310) 825-5328.