Eastern Region Tastings Showcase Event Recap

Nov 4, 2016

Rochester Regional Health President & CEO Eric Bieber, MD, joins in with The Groove Kings at the Eastern Region Tastings Showcase

On Saturday, October 29, the two Rochester Regional Health Eastern Region Hospital Foundations hosted the Eastern Region Tastings Showcase to benefit initiatives at both Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic (CSH&C) and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH).

This unique event, held in a heated tent on the grounds of the historic Granger Homestead, featured culinary delights and eclectic beverage samples from more than 19 local vendors.  More than 300 community leaders and hospital employees tasted, mingled and danced to the sounds of local band The Groove Kings

According to CSH&C Foundation President Bill Young, “The food was wonderful and I think everyone had a really good time.  Everywhere we looked, we saw people talking, laughing and really enjoying themselves.  My wife, Barbara, and I had never been inside the Granger Homestead and we were pleased to be able to take a complimentary tour.”

For only $25, guests had the chance to win one of three amazing prizes including a gift basket with more than $500 worth of local restaurant coupons, Lexus Club Admission tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres game and a wine cooler stocked from local wineries.

The event raised more than $40,000 and will be split equally between the two hospital foundations.  CSH&C will focus efforts on updates to the Emergency Department and NWCH will channel the monies toward inpatient rooms which will ultimately provide a more efficient and patient-friendly experience.

“We were very pleased with the turn-out,” commented Susie Earl, chairwoman for the NWCH Foundation.  “We are in the process of several transformational projects at Newark-Wayne and proceeds from this event will definitely help these efforts.”