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9th Annual Comedy Night at Arroyo Grande


Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), which along with French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) are Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, enjoyed great success at its 9th annual Comedy Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 30 at the beautiful Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach.

This event was the AGCH Foundation’s most successful Comedy Night to date, topping 360 guests. More than $145,000 was raised to benefit the Legacy Campaign at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, which includes improvements to the Emergency Department, MRI services, and the Acute Rehabilitation Center.

Guests at the rhinestone cowboy-themed night delighted in comedy from CMT’s hilarious Cowboy Bill Martin. An exciting live auction provided guests with great prize packages featuring everything from luxurious vacations to hunting trips and VIP baseball tickets. Food was provided by various local vendors including the AGCH Café, Café Andreini, California Fresh Market, Comfort Market, Far Western Tavern, Jaffa Café, Mason Bar, Me-N-Ed’s Pizzeria, Optimist Club of Arroyo Grande, Palo Mesa Pizza, Rooster Creek Tavern, Splash Café Artisan Bakery, Upper Crust Trattoria, Ventana Grill, and Villa Cantina. Beer and wine were provided by Cambria Estate Vineyard, DPSI Jeff Zambo, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Greg Linn Wines, Kynsi Winery, Laetitia Vineyards & Winery, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, and Talley Vineyards. At the end of the night, guests danced to live music provided by the Rock-a-Billy Legends.

Next year’s Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Learn more about hospital events, or contact Karen Ross at 805.994.5484.

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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