Charter Ball to help cath lab

DOWNEY - Downey Regional Medical Center held its 34th annual Charter Ball fundraiser Oct. 3 at the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel.The event honored Dr. Bill Kim and Sen. Alan Lowenthal for their service to their communities. Proceeds from this year's Charter Ball, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit hospital, are earmarked to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the hospital's cardiac catheterization laboratory, or cath lab. "The two individuals we honor embody the spirit of collaboration and leadership that Downey Regional Medical Center stands for," said Ken Strople, president and CEO of Downey Regional. "it is through the unrelenting commitment and support of our hospital by individuals like our honorees that will ensure that we continue to provide the same quality service that all patients deserve." Proceeds will help the cath lab to continue providing testing, treatments and procedures deemed critical in the care of coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease and an array of related diseases and conditions. Each year, the cath lab serves thousands of patients in diagnosis, interventional procedures and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

********** Published: October 9, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 25