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Redwood Memorial Hospital Kicks-Off 60th Anniversary


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Redwood Memorial Hospital Kicks-Off 60th Anniversary

Eureka, CA (March 2, 2017) – Redwood Memorial Hospital is kicking-off its 60th anniversary on Friday, March 17, 2017 with a public celebration from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 3300 Renner Drive in Fortuna.

The free event will include remarks by hospital officials, a proclamation read by the City of Fortuna, birthday cake, and other festivities. The public is invted to attend, with a special invitation extended to those born at the hospital in 1957.

“We’re excited to be able to share this special occasion with the community, and especially the city and people of Fortuna, who have been so supportive of Redwood Memorial throughout the years,” said Laurie Watson-Stone, Vice President, Redwood Memorial Hospital Operations & Patient Experience. “We’re grateful to be able to provide the Eel River Valley with high quality health care close to home.”

In 1957, Redwood Memorial opened its doors under the sponsorship of the Sisters of St. Joseph as a 27-bed hospital serving the Eel River Valley. Over the years, support from the people of Fortuna has allowed the hospital to expand its services and purchase equipment to meet the community’s growing and changing healthcare needs.

Today, Redwood Memorial is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering sophisticated medical surgical care, access to highly skilled specialists, and a family-centered maternity program, among other services. Redwood Memorial is also a recognized leader in holistic, patient-centered care, recently being named one of Becker Hospital Review’s “16 Hospitals with Great Customer Service.”

In addition to the March 17 kick-off, members of the public are invited to participate in other anniversary events throughout the year, including the hospital’s annual benefit ball November 4, which will be themed “diamond jubilee” to recognize the hospital’s 60th anniversary. For event information, and more about Redwood Memorial, visit

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