Portland – October 18, 2014. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center hosted the “Saving Lives…Night of Heroes” gala to raise critical funds for Legacy Emanuel’s trauma services and the Emanuel Family House, and to honor those who perform this lifesaving work. Gov. John Kitzhaber, Legacy Health CEO Dr. George Brown and his wife, Barbara Young attended the evening at Montgomery Park which netted over $185,000, thanks to the generosity of the 350 attendees, including presenting sponsor, Regence. The event campaign was co-chaired by Dr. William & Carole Long and Dr. Steve & Kim Madey. (photo credit, Phototainment)
As a regional trauma center, Legacy Emanuel receives patients daily who need highly specialized care after suffering a serious injury or illness. “It has to be coordinated like a pit crew at the Indy 500,” said William Long, M.D., strategic medical director at Legacy Emanuel, “It requires a full array of specialists, who are instantly available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
A significant number of the trauma patients must stay at Legacy Emanuel for several weeks. The Emanuel Family House allows family members to remain with their loved ones during long hospital stays by providing safe and affordable housing on the Legacy Emanuel campus.
Nationally known for their expertise in treating critical health conditions, Legacy Emanuel is a medical pacesetter. With advanced specialized services, which include a Trauma Center, a Burn Center, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy (ECMO) and the LifeFlight Network, it is a vital regional hub for trauma care.