Annual Fundraiser Will Feature An Original Painting by St. Luke’s Employee
Bethlehem, PA (5/4/2017) – This year’s Black Diamond Garden Party, the premier fundraising and social event of St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus, will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 6 to 9 p.m. The outdoor event takes place under a large tent at the Victorian Kemmerer Park in beautiful Jim Thorpe. The Black Diamond features delicious food, live music and plenty of opportunities to socialize with friends and colleagues from St. Luke’s.
The Black Diamond Garden Party raises funds to advance St. Luke’s Miners’ charitable mission. Proceeds this year support the expansion of the Emergency Services Department to add new exam rooms. This will help accommodate the increasing number of patients coming to the hospital’s Level IV Trauma Center, a Chest Pain Accredited and Stroke Certified Emergency Department. Medical Director Adam Colombo, DO, and Manager Marshall Bowen, RN, and their team will be on hand to talk about the expansion and emergency medicine.
A highlight this year is a silent auction that includes a unique piece of artwork commissioned especially for the event. This year’s painting, an original oil on canvas, is particularly significant. It was created by Summit Hill resident and St. Luke’s employee Ann Paton, a Radiology Technician at the hospital. Ann will be on hand to show her work and discuss the painting with guests.
There is a special sponsors-only After-Party on the terrace of the historic Harry Packer Mansion as well. Sponsorship packages are available for guests who would like to stay overnight at the elegant Harry Packer Mansion Bed & Breakfast.
Dress for this delightful evening with the St. Luke’s Miners team is business casual (no ties!).
For more information, to RSVP or to become a sponsor, go to www.sluhn.org/blackdiamond or contact Micah Gursky, Director of Development, at 570-645-8118 or Micah.Gursky@sluhn.org.
Sam Kennedy, Media Relations Director, 484-526-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.