Redwood Memorial Foundation
Sister Alma Donor Club
Sister Alma's Legacy Continues
Sister Mary Alma Bachand was an exceptional human being who helped lead
Redwood Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital through some very challenging
years. She was a pioneer who exemplified the wisdom, strength and faith
necessary to achieve difficult goals.
When Sister Alma arrived at Redwood Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital,
she faced the challenges of a small rural hospital experiencing economic
hardship, low morale and limited services. Yet, she relied on her faith,
and went into the community for support – which she received in
the most generous ways.
Sister Alma Circle Donor Club was formed in honor of Sister Alma Bachand, CEO of Redwood Memorial Hospital
(1971-1985). Some of her accomplishments at Redwood Memorial Hospital
include establishing the Intensive Care Unit, expanding the Emergency
Department, developing an independent water system and bringing in satellite
Through annual support, Sister Alma Circle members offer financial resources
to share in the healing mission of Redwood Memorial Hospital, and continue
the strong legacy of the Sisters in promoting the health and well-being
of our families, friends and neighbors.
We welcome gifts of any amount to honor Sister Alma, but an annual gift
of $125 or more qualifies you as a member of the Sister Alma Circle Donor Club.
- Inspiration $1000
- Faith $ 500
- Hope $ 250
- Devotion $ 125
Click for a membership card you may mail in with payment
Your benefits as a recognized member of the Sister Alma Circle are a beautiful
tree pin designed by Holly Yashi, an invitation to Sister Alma Circle
gatherings and your name displayed on the Sister Alma Circle recognition
sign in the lobby of the hospital.
In keeping with the values Sister Alma embodied, the Sister Alma Circle
Donor Club members vote on how the proceeds will be used each year to
support the hospital. In the past, members have voted to use the funds
to purchase a new pediatric gastro scope, to remodel the RMH café
and to purchase equipment for the Lab Phlebotomy Room.
By contributing to the Sister Alma Circle Donor Club, the community and
employees at Redwood Memorial Hospital join forces to continue her legacy
and make a difference in her honor. In addition to Sr. Alma’s unshakeable
faith, what many remember was her loving and supportive nature, her strong
devotion, and her desire to truly care for others.