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Good News to Share: Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Received Outpouring of Support from Local Community

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Restaurants, stores, and local organizations showed their support during COVID-19 with donations, contributions, and meals

CENTRAL COAST, CA – May 28, 2020 – Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals are both humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support received during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our hospital foundations, community members have offered extensive support in the form of meals for employees, donations of masks and supplies, flowers for hospital staff, and monetary donations.   

“As they have always done, our communities have rallied around us during the COVID-19 pandemic, showing their support daily in ways that we never could have expected, says Debby Nicklas, Vice President Philanthropy, Dignity Health Central Coast. “The generosity that continues to pour in to our facilities has been a huge sense of support for the physicians, nurses, and health care staff that continue to serve on the front lines, and the reassurance and praise they are receiving is irreplaceable.”

We are pleased to share the outstanding individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that have donated to the hospital COVID-19 Emergency Support Funds. Our community embraced our hospital caregivers with such kindness and support during this unprecedented crisis. As not-for-profit hospitals, we extend our deepest appreciation to these donors for their generosity, partnership, and trust. Each hospital foundation has tracked its donations to date:

Donors - Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Donors - French Hospital Medical Center

Donors - Marian Regional Medical Center


[Photos: Top of Page, Left: World's Finest Chocolate Donation to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Top of Page, Right: Corona Berries to Marian Regional Medical Center.  Below Section, Top Row, Left: Phillips 66 Donation to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Below Section, Top Row, Right: Westerlay Orchids to Pacific Central Coast Health Centers. Below Section, Middle Row, Left: Vallarta Supermarkets to Marian Regional Medical Center. Below Section, Middle Row, Right: Rotary Club of San Luis de Tolosa to French Hospital Medical Center.  Below Section, Bottom Row: Miner's Ace Hardware to French Hospital Medical Center]



About Dignity Health Central Coast 
Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five award-winning hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit

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Thursday, May 28, 2020