PHYSICIANS RAISE MORE THAN $7K FOR YWCA'S BECKY'S HOUSE

PHYSICIANS RAISE MORE THAN $7K FOR YWCA'S BECKY'S HOUSE

06-18-2009
PhysiciansSurgery Centerat Alvarado Raises $7,100 for YWCA’s Becky’s House Domestic Violence Programs

Building on its vision to provide the most advanced surgical services available in a patient-centered environment, Alvarado Hospital has partnered with several of its surgeons to create the Physicians Surgery Center at Alvarado. The new outpatient surgery center features brand-new, state-of-the-art technology within a tranquil setting.

On June 18, the Surgery Center physicians held an Open House to showcase the new facility, while raising money to benefit the YWCA’s Becky’s House Domestic Violence Programs. Becky’s House includes both an emergency shelter and transitional housing, offering safety for women and children in danger of domestic abuse.

The event raised $7,100 to support the families at Becky’s House. In addition to the money raised, many Alvarado physicians pledged to donate surgeries to support Becky’s House clients in need. The surgeries range from repairing injuries as a result of abuse to correcting chronic health problems.

“It is a great feeling to help Becky’s House clients feel whole again,” said Dr. Brian Weeks, who is an otolaryngologist with both the Physicians Surgery Center and Alvarado Hospital. “Being able to help in this manner is the reason we became physicians in the first place.

"Alvarado Hospital has been a tremendous supporter of the families at the YWCA’s Becky’s House,” said YWCA CEO Heather Finlay. "Alvarado Hospital employees raised the most money at our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event last year, and their fund-raising efforts at the Physicians Surgery Center Open House will provide much-needed services to the women and children who come to the YWCA’s Becky’s House for help.”

“Becky’s House is an exemplary charity with a mission that perfectly reflects what we feel is important to the San Diego community,” Dr. Weeks added. “Together, we can really make a difference in the lives of these women and children.”

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