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St. John's Foundation Receives $5 Million Gift


The Dignity Health St. John’s Healthcare Foundation, which supports St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard received a generous $5 million donation in support of the Circle of Dignity Campaign, new patient addition.

This important gift, given by a philanthropist who wishes to remain anonymous, will establish the new surgical suite consisting of three operating rooms and a family waiting area. The donation is the largest in the hospital’s 42-year history.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this extraordinary gift,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “The support of our donors is inspiring and ensures that advanced health care services will be available in our local community for future generations.”

The three-story, 70,000 square-foot patient addition will be built onto the southwest side of the current hospital at 2309 Antonio Avenue in Camarillo. Highlights include:

  • Three new technologically advanced operating suites
  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • Preoperative and post anesthesia care units
  • 50 spacious private rooms
  • Beautiful new lobby
  • A redesigned café

“The donor, a grateful patient, has made this significant gift in memory of her dear father, a surgeon who would be impressed with the state of the art operating rooms in the new surgical suite,” shared Debi Klein, Vice President of Philanthropy for the St. John’s Healthcare Foundation. 

There are many meaningful naming opportunities available. Learn more about this project or make a donation to fund this future expansion. 

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