Frank and Amy Lesesne, Bill Winans, Josh Gibson and Michelle Prentice

Cupid hits the bullseye with new ICU

The 26th Annual Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Valentine Ball was a smashing success! Over 600 people attended this year’s black tie fundraising event which was chaired by Dr. Andy and Laura Beall and Dr. D.J. and Ryan Christian (Ryan).  The “Winter Garden” theme had the second floor of the LifeFit building sparkling, and the 17 South band kept the dance floor full to the end! Since its inception in 1990, the Valentine Ball has raised nearly $4.5 million for the not-for-profit hospital. Proceeds from this year’s event will help finance the renovation and much-needed expansion of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor of the hospital.  The new unit will be able to accommodate 50% more patients, equipped with state-of-the-art cardiac monitors, lift equipment, and special ICU beds.  It will also include thoughtfully designed family consultation and waiting rooms.

Photos by Bob Sofaly and Paul Nurnberg

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