GRMC Foundation Gala set for November 11

Pictured are Mark Boucot, CEO and president of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital; Joyce Flinn, co-chair of the gala planning committee; Janis Bush, co-chair of the gala planning committee; Emily Tobin, executive director of the GRMC Foundation and marketing.

The Garrett Regional Medical Center Foundation is excited to announce the return of the hospital’s bi-annual gala. This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in the Ag Heritage Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry.

The theme, “Masquerade on the Mountain” will reflect the elegant, stylish masquerade balls first made famous in Venice during the Italian Renaissance.

“We are excited to move the gala to a larger location, allowing us to expand our event size and utilize a variety of local vendors,” said Emily Tobin, GRMC’s executive director of the Foundation and Marketing. “Our gala committee is in full swing with planning and laying the groundwork for this year’s event.”

Tickets for the 2023 Gala will be available this coming summer. Event proceeds will support behavioral health services at GRMC’s Family Health and Wellness Center located at 69 Wolf Acres Drive in Oakland. Since opening in 2019, the demand for mental and behavioral health care and treatment at GRMC’s regional behavioral health center continues to climb.

“Offering additional behavioral health services and bringing in providers will greatly benefit our community and the surrounding region,” remarked Mark Boucot, president & CEO of GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “I appreciate the work of the Foundation and gala planning committee to make this year’s event a success.”

Earlier this year, the GRMC Foundation launched a campaign dedicated to behavioral health. The campaign seeks to enhance the existing facility space through renovation and/or expansion to better serve the needs of patients and the community.

GRMC and the Foundation would like to thank the community sponsors who have already donated to the event including, title sponsor, Gary and Luanne Ruddell (Total Biz Fulfillment), First United Bank, M&T Bank, Dr. Willis and Robin McGill, Brookfield Energy, Railey Realty, Beitzel Corporation/Pillar Innovations, Deep Creek Lions Club, Kevin & Nishita Henry, Golden Key Property Management, Betty Rouse & John Wilmot, Assured Partners, CBIZ Employee Benefits, First Peoples, and Welding Rod LLC.

Sponsorships for the 2023 Gala are now available. For more information on available sponsorships or making a donation to support the behavioral health campaign, contact Tobin at 301-533-4178 or

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