RWMC Foundataion gala to honor Dr. Westerbuhr, help fund education center

The Regional West Foundation will hold its second annual gala this evening at the Gering Civic Center, honoring former Scottsbluff surgeon Lloyd Westerbuhr and raising money for a new state of the art education center at the hospital.

Regional West Foundation Executive Director Shelley Knutson says Westerbuhr spearheaded the development of both the Regional West trauma network and the Air Link medical transport service, and worked at the hospital for 27 years.

The education center will be able to provide continuing education classes for employees and medical staff on-site, year-round.

The semi-formal event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails Scheduled is a both a silent and live auction, which includes vacation and golf packages and much more.

Dancing and musical entertainment will be provided by Denver's "The Spotlight Band."

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