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ARROYO GRANDE, CA – January 14, 2021 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation raised $225,900 at its second annual Call-a-thon. The event was held virtually on December 8, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to benefit upgrades and modernization of the hospital’s surgical services.
The success of the event can be largely attributed to a matching gift challenge made by Kon Tiki Inn owner, Henry Myers, who matched all gifts up to $100,000. The Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation raised $125,900 and Henry matched $100,000, making the total $225,900.
“The hospital is so important for our growing community. I think everyone should give back to the community that enabled their success,” says Henry.
The Call-a-thon was hosted virtually on Zoom, and was broadcasted on Facebook Live. The live footage can be viewed on Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation’s Facebook page. Volunteers called from their homes, and several community leaders and hospital experts will give presentations remotely during the event.
The funds raised from the Call-a-thon will benefit Arroyo Grande Community Hospital’s Surgical Services Campaign. Several updates are needed to elevate the infrastructure around the hospital’s highly skilled surgery team to match the lifesaving work they do. The campaign will help provide advanced technology, increased functionality and safety, modernized environment, new programs, and education opportunities for staff. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is partnering with the community to raise $1.5 M to make these upgrades possible.
Those who would like to help support the Surgical Services Campaign can visit SupportArroyoGrande.org or call Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at (805) 994-5421.
[PHOTO: Kon Tiki Inn Owner, Henry Myers]
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.
Sara San Juan