ARCADIA, CA. – Over 500 guests attended the 14th annual Mardi Gras celebration held at Sirona’s at the Santa Anita Park. Colorful beads and the music of the popular Soulville band greeted guests while over 20 restaurants were there to sample the guests with food. A wonderful silent auction with extensive offerings was definitely not to be missed and had the crowd buzzing with excitement.
The honorees, Shone and Sherry Wang, who were crowned King and Queen of the event, were escorted to their court by a parade of entertainers. Sherry’s involvement with Methodist Hospital began in 2002, when she and her husband Shone helped organize what is now an annual health fair at the hospital that attracts more than 600 people. Soon afterwards, Sherry was appointed as a community representative on the hospital’s bioethics committee which is a forum that includes physicians, nurses, and community representatives and provides a place for discussion and thoughtful guidance on complex ethical decisions relating to patient care. Sherry has also participated on the Women’s Leadership Council and is a part of the Mardi Gras Committee. Her involvement as a liaison to the Asian community is another contribution that the hospital is grateful for.
“Shone and I feel this is our home, this is our community, and that we should invest our energy and time in the hospital because it’s such an important part of that community,” said Sherry Wang.
“The hospital appreciates the Wangs’ efforts to raise awareness of health issues and garner support for the hospital,” said Sue Francis, foundation president. “We are fortunate to have their longtime support.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards The Next Generation of Care Campaign. The cornerstone of this plan is a new five-story patient care tower that is currently under construction. It will house a new expanded emergency department, medical and surgical inpatient beds, two new intensive care units, and a new pharmacy. The state of the art facility will also utilize advanced medical technology and information systems to provide exceptional care in a healing environment.
About Methodist HospitalMethodist Hospital, founded in 1903, is a 460 bed, not-for-profit hospital serving the community. Services provided include comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult), and complete cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information please call (626) 898 – 8000 or visit www.methodisthospital.org.