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Heart Patient Clark Garrity Welcomed Home

Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center is welcoming home former heart patient, Clark Garrity, who completed a cross-county bicycle trip to not only raise awareness for St. Bernardine's Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute, but also to inspire others to know what they can accomplish after heart surgery.

Clark has survived two open heart surgeries, six bypasses and an aortic valve replacement. All of his surgeries were performed at the hospital’s Inland Empire Heart and Vascular Institute.

His trip encompassed the entire length of Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois to San Bernardino, California, totaling roughly 2,000 miles.

His fundraising efforts have reached nearly $2,600, which he plans to donate to St. Bernardine Medical Center.


Thursday, September 15, 2016
Estimated arrival between 3 – 3:30 p.m.


Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center
2101 N. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA  92404
Hospital Main Lobby


Hospital Leadership welcoming Clark as he concludes his ride from Chicago. Clark will be congratulated and a celebratory cake will be cut and served in his honor.

Contact Angela Giacobbe at (818) 314-3269.

On-site Contact

Please contact Stephanie Johnson at (909) 224-8659 for directions or additional information.

About Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center

Serving the health care needs of the people of the Inland Empire since 1931, Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center is a highly-regarded 342-bed, nonprofit, tertiary acute care hospital located in San Bernardino, California. The hospital offers a full continuum of services, from family care to heart surgery, treating an average of 72,000 individuals in the Emergency Department, delivering 2,100 babies and admitting more than 17,000 patients for treatment each year.

Publish date: 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Media Contact

Christina Zicklin, Director of External Communications

p: (310) 922-8522

[email protected]