The Methodist Hospital Foundation’s 32nd annual Crystal Ball raised a record-setting $780,000 during festivities at the Pasadena Convention Center last month, with proceeds going toward the purchase of advanced technology and innovative treatments, the hospital announced.
“With funds raised, our hospital is exploring the purchase of a new Da Vinci surgical robot, which is less invasive and enables shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and even better outcomes for patients,” Methodist Hospital Foundation President Mike Driebe said. “In addition, we are developing plans to construct a Hybrid Operating Room, which enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive complex procedures, and can be instantly converted into an operating room should the need arise.”
At the event, philanthropists Aner and Rebecca Iglesias were recognized for their ongoing support of the hospital. During their speeches, both addressed the significance of the recognition and encouraged the community to become more involved with the hospital.
“I emphasize that it is the continued generosity of our community that enables us to consider such new technology,” Driebe said. “Without this support, Methodist Hospital would struggle to offer these capabilities.”
To learn more about Crystal Ball, visit mhcrystalball.com.