Community leaders and philanthropists came together on Thursday, Nov. 19 to celebrate the public announcement of the largest capital campaign in Woodland Healthcare’s history. The Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s $3 million Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign will result in state-of-the-art imaging technology and enhanced facilities for our surgical services, which serve patients from throughout the region.
At the event, campaign co-chair, Roger Kohlmeier, announced that because of the generosity of early donors, the Foundation has already received more than $2.1 million in commitments to the campaign, including a gift from the Woodland Clinic Medical Group totaling $500,000. “We are supporting this campaign because of our commitment to our patients and the community,” said Dr. Carol Kimball, President, Woodland Clinic Medical Group. “This campaign will make a difference in the care we provide to our patients, each and every day.”
In addition to the generous donation from the Woodland Clinic Medical Group, the Foundation’s Trustees have themselves contributed $800,000, as well as Woodland Healthcare employees committing more than $260,000 toward the campaign.
“The campaign means Woodland Healthcare will continue to build on a 100 year tradition of quality medical care, provided locally,” said Mike Chandler, Woodland Healthcare Foundation Chair. With the early success of the campaign, Woodland Memorial Hospital has already begun preparing for the future enhancements to their surgical services. “With additional funds supported by capital investments made by Dignity Health, we’ve started planning for a $30 million project to improve and enhance the surgical services we provide to the community,” said Kevin Vaziri, President, Woodland Memorial Hospital.
Those in attendance at the event were able to view a new CT scanner, recently installed at Woodland Memorial Hospital, which was made possible by the campaign. By improving image quality and reducing scan times and radiation exposure, the new scanner will significantly enhance patient care.
Additional leading donors to the campaign include Lorie and Kevin Haarberg (campaign co-chairs); Roger and Judy Kohlmeier (campaign co-chairs); Dan Best, II; Richard and Joy Dorf; Ernie and Kay Hodges; VEP Healthcare; and Western Health Advantage. Campaign major donors include Marilyn, Peter, and Vicki Faye; Harvey and Laurie Kamigawachi; Dawnese Kindelt; Mahlon and Jan Whittle, Mike and Randi Chandler; the John and Eunice Davidson Fund; Bonnie Issidorides; Johnston, Martin, and Montgomery; Marianne MacDonald; Joe and Jennean Rogers; Lisa Saucedo; Aaron and Eileen Schmoekel; Tom and Gail Schwarzgruber; Kevin and Arezoo Vaziri; and Dean Ward.
For more information on how you can become involved, or donate to the Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services campaign, please call the Foundation at (530) 669-5680.
About Woodland Healthcare Foundation
Woodland Healthcare Foundation partners with its donors to advance health care in Yolo County by supporting Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital; Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Woodland Clinic, with Care Centers in Davis and Woodland. Since its founding nearly 50 years ago by community leaders and philanthropists, Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s donors have made possible more than $22 million in advanced technology, enhanced facilities, health care programs for the community, and training for medical professionals. Find out more.
Publish date:Monday, November 23, 2015
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