Hospital Celebrates Diversity at Its 25th Annual Fundraising Gala

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lanham, Maryland – Doctors Community Hospital Foundation will host its 25th annual fundraising gala at the Gaylord National Hotel on November 4.  This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Cultures with a Passion for Caring.”  It celebrates the diversity of the hospital’s employees, patients and community.  At the same time, it reinforces Doctors Community Hospital’s 42-year mission.  The honorary chairperson is Tim Adams, president and chief executive officer of Systems Application and Technologies, Inc.

Addressing healthcare disparities continues to be a major focus at Doctors Community Hospital.  In recent years, it has developed multiple programs to help people receive needed medical care regardless of their ability to pay.  One example is the hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health clinic.  Using donations from various sources including $100,000 given by Carrollton Enterprises, this community resource travels throughout Prince George’s County and provides free screenings (diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol) and medication evaluations.  Another example is its partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department.  This collaboration allows county residents to receive free mammograms, colonoscopies and diabetes education. 

“Having a healthy and vibrant community is extremely important.  They are key ingredients that strengthen the lives of individuals, families, businesses and just about every part of our society,” stated Robyn Webb-Williams, vice president at Doctors Community Hospital Foundation. “That’s why we are so driven to further the hospital’s ‘passion for caring’ mission by making access to health care more inclusive of uninsured and underinsured county residents.  Our gala raises funds vital in providing such life-saving medical services.” The 25th annual gala will be held at the Riverview Ballroom at the Gaylord National Hotel on Saturday, November 4 from 7 p.m. – midnight.    

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Louisiana and a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, gala chairman Tim Adams attended the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bowie State University.  He resides in Bowie, Maryland, with his wife and three children – one of whom attends Bowie State University.

Throughout the years, Mr. Adams and his wife, the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, have donated upwards of $130,000 to Doctors Community Hospital.  As he stated, “Having benefited from the hospital’s services, I know first-hand about the high level of care it provides.  That type of quality care conveniently available within my community really made a difference to me as a patient and to my family.”

To learn more about the gala or to make a donation in support of one of the hospital’s community outreach programs, call 301-552-8670, email foundation@DCHweb.org or visit DCHweb.org/gala.

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Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:

Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Care
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care
 
For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).