10th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala

2019 Denim & Diamonds Breaks Fundraising Record

With more than 450 people in attendance and over 60 event sponsors, Newman Regional Health celebrated its 10th anniversary of Denim & Diamonds by bringing in a record-breaking total net revenue of approximately $107,000. The event was held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Emporia State University’s Memorial Union Webb Hall.

Each year, funds raised at Denim & Diamonds are designated for a specific purpose that will most benefit patients who seek care at Newman Regional Health.

Director of Anesthesiology, Larry Finley, DNAP, CRNA, speaks on this year’s fund designation. “This year’s donations will benefit community members by assisting in the purchase of new state-of-the-art anesthesia machines. These sophisticated machines will facilitate the safe delivery of more than 2,500 anesthetics annually to increasingly higher-risk patients. Our families, friends, and neighbors deserve the best equipment and personnel during complex surgical procedures. Keeping healthcare local at Newman Regional Health would not be possible without the participation and generous contributions of those involved with Denim & Diamonds.”

The five new GE Avance CS2 anesthesia machines will benefit Newman Regional Health’s surgery and labor & delivery departments. Over the course of two to three years, a total of five machines will be purchased, costing $50,000 each.

“I could tell it was going to be a special year from the very beginning. As we progressed with event planning, I knew it was going to be an event that community members would not want to miss. As hard as our Denim & Diamonds committee worked, and the level of community support we received in partnership with the event, the amount of money that was raised is a true testament to what our local community hospital means to those that we serve,” said McKenzie Cinelli, Director of Business Development at Newman Regional Health.
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About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high-quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.

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