MetroHealth to Honor its Mission and Voice at Black Tie Benefit
Event features three parties in new state-of-the-art Skilled Nursing Center
CLEVELAND, May 26 /PRNewswire

To celebrate the opening of its new Center for Skilled Nursing Care-West, The MetroHealth System is hosting ``Mission of Giving,'' a black tie benefit on Saturday evening, June 3. MetroHealth, presenting sponsor National City and benefit Co-Chairs John and Margie Wheeler anticipate 400 people to be in attendance.

``Mission of Giving,'' which begins at 6:30 pm, features three themed parties -- Mardi Gras, South Beach and Memory Lane -- with live Dixieland jazz, salsa and oldies pop musical groups, festivities and cabaret-style supper clubs. A dessert and dance party led by the Ernie Krivda Swing City Sextet will conclude the evening. The benefit will be held at the Center for Skilled Nursing Care-West, 3525 Scranton Road, just south of the MetroHealth Medical Center Campus. Tickets for the event may be purchased at $300/person. Special opportunities for groups of ten and corporate underwriting are available.

At the event, ``Star Trek: Voyager'' actress Kate Mulgrew will be honored as ``the voice of MetroHealth.'' Ms. Mulgrew has donated her time and talent serving as the narrator for MetroHealth's communications campaign, ``How People Should be Treated.''

In keeping with MetroHealth's mission, the new Center for Skilled Nursing Care-West will serve persons of all ages, most of whom have no other alternatives for comprehensive rehabilitation and quality long-term care. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to support construction of the new Center, replacing the outdated County Nursing Home.

MetroHealth Medical Center, the flagship of The MetroHealth System, is one of the nation's largest and most successful publicly owned hospitals, caring for more than 600,000 patients annually. Affiliated since 1914 with Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth continues its long-standing teaching reputation, offering vital training and research opportunities for students and physicians.

SOURCE: MetroHealth Medical System

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