Connecting for Care Gala

Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Minneapolis Hilton

On Saturday, May 17, hundreds gathered at the Minneapolis Hilton for the "Connecting For Care Gala" -- the annual fundraising event held by North Memorial Health Care.

The gala -- emceed by KARE 11's Diana Pierce -- featured dinner, drinks, and entertainment by Jearlyn Steele and The Sevilles. The night also included a silent auction, a very rousing live auction, and a raffle with all proceeds going towards North Memorial's efforts to provide a better patient experience.

The focus of the night was "connecting" -- a concept that we believe is important to creating a positive patient experience. The over $300,000 that was raised will help provide an arts program that shapes a more comforting and healing environment; staff training that promotes more empathic, relationship-based care; WiFi in patient care facilities; and iPads with Skype software that will allow patients to stay connected with loved ones and clinical staff during their hospital stay.

We would like to once again thank each and every one of you who were able to attend or make a gift!

Photo Gallery

Click here to see some photos from the event.