Bethesda Foundation Inc.

Changing lives, saving lives.

16th Annual Bethesda LYCEUM presented by Bethesda Inc.

Thanks to all of our guests and sponsors who supported The Robotics Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital!

The Bethesda Foundation annually hosts the Bethesda LYCEUM, a premier social event featuring well-known keynote speakers. This year's speaker, Dr. Hugh Herr, inspired guests with his story of perseverance and determination. Dr. Hugh Herr is the founder and Director of the Herr Institute for Human Rehabilitation in Cambridge, MA. He directs the Biomechatronics group at The MIT Media Lab.  

Hugh HerrThe proceeds from this year’s LYCEUM benefits the development of a Robotic Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital. Robotic surgery is an innovative technology that allows surgeons to perform routine and complex surgeries through a few small openings, decreasing invasiveness and improving patient outcomes. Bethesda North Hospital is embracing this next frontier in minimally invasive surgery by adding the newest and most advanced robotic surgical system, the daVinci Xi.

Since 2002, more than $2 million has been raised to support Bethesda North Hospital through the Bethesda LYCEUM.  Past speakers have included Astronaut Captin Mark Kelly, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, Lt. Col. Oliver North, deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, among others.

For more information or questions please contact Tammy Rasey at 513-865-1621.

Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors!

  • Access
  • Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital
  • Bethesda Inc.
  • cHc Manufacturing
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Contemporary Cabinetry East
  • Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Cushman & Wakefield 
  • De-Bra Keumpel 
  • Denier Electric Co. Inc
  • Dr. Mark & Amie Delworth 
  • Dr. & Mrs. Edmund W. Jones
  • Duke Realty
  • Dynegy Energy Services
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Fort Washington Investment Advisors
  • GE Credit Union
  • Harold M. & Eugenia S. Thomas
  • Thomas C. Maynard, MD, FACS & Erik M. Dunki-Jacobs, MD, FACS 
  • Hillandale Family of Communities
  • Indrolect Co.
  • J II Fire.
  • James Hunt Construction
  • Jedson Engineering
  • Local 12
  • Mr. David's Flooring
  • Navigant 
  • Ohio National Financial Services
  • OK Interiors
  • Oswald Company, Inc.
  • Prestige Audio Visual
  • Qualified Emergency Specialist
  • R.J. Beischel Building Co.
  • Seven Hills Anesthesia, LLC.
  • Skanska 
  • Sure Mechanical
  • The Urology Group
  • TriHealth 
  • Tristate Gynecologic Oncology
  • Zamary Law Firm LLC