Saratoga Hospital Gala raises funds for the Community Health Center

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Saratoga Hospital’s 39th Annual Gala, held a benefit in support of Saratoga’s Community Care Center, in Saratoga.

The Aug 4, event raised over $346 thousand to support the only facility of its kind in Saratoga, which centers on providing primary care, dental, behavioral health, and addiction medicine services to patients, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Mary Solomons, executive director of the Saratoga Hospital Foundation says,

“Before our Community Health Center, many patients didn’t have access to affordable primary care or dental care,” read a statement from “Now, for the first time, these patients are receiving the routine healthcare and preventive services that make a dramatic difference in quality of health and life.”

Demand for care continues to grow, resulting in more than 25,000 patient visits each year.

Donors supported the event to benefit the Community Health Center, in-person and through mobile bidding. The event featured a “school spirit” theme and more than 100 items at auction.

“That resonates with our donors, who have given generously both to help create the Community Health Center and sustain it year after year,” Solomons said.

Solomons credited sponsors, underwriters, donors, and the all-volunteer committee for the fundraiser’s success.

“It truly is a team effort, for an amazing cause,” she said.

The Saratoga Hospital Foundation secures, manages, and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital. The foundation has raised $70 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region

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