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Annual Giving Societies raise $136,000 for Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Emergency Department Upgrades

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Members of the Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society and Carrol Pruett Philanthropic Fraternity support hospital programs and services with their annual membership gifts.

ARROYO GRANDE, CA – December 5, 2019 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation’s annual giving societies, the Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society and Carrol Pruett Philanthropic Fraternity, voted to support programs in the Emergency Department with their 2019 membership gifts totaling $136,000. 

Members join with an annual gift of $1,000 to support hospital programs. The societies each meet several times per year in social settings to learn about hospital programs, services, and funding needs directly from physicians and hospital leadership. At the end of the year, each group votes to select a hospital project that 100% of their annual gifts will support. 

The Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society raised $71,000 in its second year and voted to support ultrasound technology for the Emergency Department. This will enable the Emergency Department to purchase three different ultrasound machines, each with a unique purpose in providing quick and accurate diagnoses in emergency situations. 

The Carrol Pruett Philanthropic Fraternity raised $65,000 in its first year and voted to support an on-site mental health evaluation team for the Emergency Department, which will ensure all behavioral health patients can receive the appropriate care in an efficient manner.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is currently accepting pledges for each group for 2020. Those who wish to join can do so at or by calling Shelby McLean at (805) 994-5419.

[Photo caption: Arroyo Grande Community Hospital ER Staff recognize each giving society for their contributions, benefitting the hospital Emergency Department]


About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast.  Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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Thursday, December 05, 2019