WMHS Foundation Raises Funds for Surgical Robot
On July 14, 2016, the WMHS Auxiliary made a $150,000 pledge to the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (RALS) program at Western Maryland Health System. This is the first pledge in support of the WMHS Foundation commitment of $1.25 million toward the program. Procedures completed with RALS state-of-the-art technology, aka the daVinci robot, are less invasive than conventional surgery. The work of highly trained surgeons, with precise instruments controlled by robotic arms, results in less pain, shorter recovery times, better outcomes, and more procedures available locally. For more information, contact WMHS Foundation at 240-964-8100 or visit www.wmhs.com/foundation.
Photo L-R: Tim Abrell, WMHS Operating Room Director; Dr. Robert Wood; Evelyn Wood; Mary Beth Pirolozzi; Linda Brummage; Katie Gattens, WMHS Foundation Events & External Relations Coordinator; Mary Jane O'Rouke; Vicky Malaney; Dr. Jason Riley, WMHS Chief of Robotics; Shaila Pai; Sharon Livengood, WMHS Auxiliary Treasurer; Fred Shober, WMHS Auxiliary President; Billie Shober; Sherry Schmitt, WMHS Auxiliary President-Elect; Dottie Babcock; Bill Rinard; Amy Shillingburg; Sandra Burton; Lisa Hout, WMHS Foundation Senior Development Officer; Rex Burton; Karen Johnson, WMHS Foundation Chief Development Officer & Executive Director; Patty Wright, WMHS Volunteer Services Director.