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Redwood Memorial Foundation donates $100K to Ferndale Health Center


Ferndale (Sep. 10, 2014) – Recognizing the importance of having access to quality health care, the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Ferndale Community Health Center. The donation was presented to officials from Open Door on Thursday, September 4th and was designated to go towards the advanced heating, venting and air conditioning system required for maximum infection control inside the center. The remaining dollars will go toward plumbing and electrical work.

The Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation, which made the donation, dedicates its funds from generous community donors to projects that support Redwood Memorial Hospital. This gift is unique in that the money isn't going to the hospital, but it will still benefit health care for those in Southern Humboldt County.

"The Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation, recognizing the critical role Open Door is playing in stabilizing primary care in the Eel River Valley, was thrilled to offer our support for the new Ferndale Community Health Center," said Becky Giacomini, President of the Redwood Memorial Foundation Board. "These are challenging times in health care and as a community we can work to ensure patients get the care they need when and where they need it, whether it is at the hospital or at the doctor's office."

The Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation dedicates its funds from generous community donors to priority capital needs, core programs, health education, scholarships and new program support for Redwood Memorial Hospital. For more information about the Redwood Memorial Foundation, visit us online at or call (707) 725-7270.

Photo: (From left) David O'Brien, MD, President, St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospital Hospitals and Becky Giacomini, President, Redwood Memorial Foundation Board, present a check for $100,000 to Hermann Spetzler and Robin Smith at the Ferndale Community Health Center.

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