Health First Ball Proceeds To Benefit Trauma Center at HRMC

By  //  February 1, 2012


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –The Health First Foundation is hosting an elegant evening of food, drinks, live music, and dancing around the theme of ‘Ancient Egypt:  Treasures of the Nile.’

Health First’s 30th Annual Benefit Ball will embark on its journey down Ancient Egypt’s Nile River on Saturday, April 14, from 6:30 p.m. to Midnight at Florida Institute of Technology’s Clemente Center in Melbourne.

Proceeds from this year’s Black-tie gala event will help provide enhancements to the Trauma Center at Holmes Regional Medical Center and the Emergency Departments at all four Health First hospitals. The specific focus will be on advancing the use of Telemedicine in trauma and emergency care.

Coupled with digital radiology and electronic medical records, telemedicine is transformed into “Teleinformatics” – a tool that holds the potential of transforming how medical care is delivered at home and across the world.

For nearly a decade, Health First has been the Space Coast’s leader in teleinformatics. Health First pioneered the Southeast’s first eICU program in 2003. Led by Dr. James Shaffer, the VitalWatch eICU program today provides continuous monitoring and medical expertise for ICU patients in all four Health First hospitals.

Jerri Figueroa, wife of Holmes Regional Trauma Surgeon Dr. Edgar Figueroa, is serving as the Ball Committee Chair.  She is working with a committee of 15 volunteers to plan the gala fundraising event.

Brenda Radke, CEO of Brevard Physicians Network, is serving as Chair of this year’s 15-member Ball Underwriting Committee.  Ball Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000 and all sponsors will received an invitation to a special Sponsor Party on March 21. n