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Good News to Share: Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals “Hurrah for Heroes” to Show Appreciation for All First Responders

At noon each day, the Mission Integration team rings bells in hospitals' bell towers

OXNARD, CA – (April 8, 2020) – St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) and St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), members of Dignity Health, recently launched “Hurrahs for Heroes,” to thank all front-line employees for their dedication during this critical time. In recognition of all first responders, the Mission Integration Department is ringing the bells at both bell towers at noon daily to show appreciation to hospital staff and others in the community.

“St. John’s Hospitals are leading the effort locally to recognize those that are working so diligently to support our communities during this time of need,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “Our health care teams have done an amazing job of preparing for COVID-19 and we want to take the time to thank them. In addition, we have partnered with local organizations that can offer daily prayer, a ringing of bells, a moment of pause, and well-wishes to anyone that needs an outpouring of support while enduring this pandemic.”

This daily act recognizes all essential employees including operational restaurant staff, grocery store employees, and the many individuals that are working persistently to care for our communities.


About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at and

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020