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Arroyo Grande Foundation Unveiled New Legacy Garden


The Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) Foundation, today hosted an unveiling event for the new Legacy Garden and reception court on the hospital campus. The event was held outside of the hospital’s front lobby.

Community members, donors, and hospital staff were invited to attend the event, which included presentations from hospital leadership with the latest news about the Legacy Campaign at AGCH. The Legacy Garden, was concealed until the unveiling at the event, and features engraved stainless steel and bronze art installations, memory bricks, indigenous and symbolic landscaping, and benches.

“In addition to the Legacy Garden being a space of healing and reflection for our patients and guests, our donors have the opportunity to support a lasting legacy at the front of the hospital among the therapeutic and calming art installations,” says Montisa Lopez, Vice President of Philanthropy, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation. “We are pleased and honored to recognize our donors’ contributions and generosity in this serene environment.”

Community members and local businesses will have the opportunity to have their names proudly displayed in the garden when they make contributions to the Legacy Campaign. Named gifts are also a meaningful way to honor, recognize, and memorialize loved ones. The Legacy Campaign at AGCH is an effort to keep pace with advancements in medicine and the growth in our region by expanding the Emergency Department capability, enhancing Acute Rehabilitation Center services, and upgrading diagnostic imaging services. This hospital and community collaboration will ensure AGCH’s ability to accommodate the needs of our community now and in the future. 

AGCH is a 67-bed hospital with a 20-bed acute rehabilitation facility that has been offering health care services to Central Coast residents for more than 50 years. The full-service medical facility, located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, is recognized for excellence in acute rehabilitation, orthopedics, emergency care, and cancer care.

Learn more about the Legacy Campaign or the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation. Or contact Montisa Lopez at 805-994-5421.

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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