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Woodland Healthcare Commits to $50,000 to Yolo Crisis Nursery


Dignity Health’s Woodland Healthcare announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the Yolo Crisis Nursery. The donation comes at a time when the community is rallying to ensure the Yolo Crisis Nursery continues to operate as a lifeline for young and vulnerable children at risk.

The future of the Nursery was threatened this past March when EMQ FamiliesFirst made the decision to terminate its relationship as host agency.

“The Yolo Crisis Nursery is a unique and valuable asset in our community and over the years has prevented thousands of child abuse and neglect emergencies,” said Kevin Vaziri, Woodland Healthcare President. “Woodland Healthcare is pleased to be able to support the Yolo Crisis Nursery, and proud to be a part of the major community and County effort underway to make certain the organization is sustainable for many years to come.”  

The Yolo Crisis Nursery opened over a decade ago responding to a need to provide emergency overnight care and emergency day care in a safe, supervised environment for young children, birth to age five, when families faced crisis or hardship. The Nursery also connects families to community resources to resolve crisis, reduce isolation, and lower stress. “The Yolo County Nursery has saved thousands of children from abuse or neglect during its 13-year history,” said Betsy Marchand, chair of the Woodland Healthcare Community Benefit Advisory Committee. “This is a rare resource we as a community working together must protect. I want to thank the County Board of Supervisors for carrying on this tradition of caring for our children and helping our families just at the time they need it.” Marchand, who formerly served for over 20 years on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, played an instrumental role in establishing the Yolo Crisis Nursery in 2001.

About Woodland Healthcare

Dignity Health’s Woodland Healthcare is Yolo County’s largest healthcare provider, serving the community since 1905. An integrated organization, Woodland Healthcare is comprised of Woodland Memorial Hospital, a 108-bed acute care facility and Woodland Clinic, a medical group of more than 120 healthcare providers. Woodland Healthcare offers the most comprehensive range of healthcare services in Yolo County, including onsite laboratory, imaging and pharmacy services. Woodland Healthcare is part of Dignity Health. Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, please visit our web site at www.dignityhealth.org/woodland.

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 55,000 employees, and more than 380 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2013, Dignity Health provided nearly $1.7 billion in charitable care and services. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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