Your Gifts at Work
2017 Scramble and Benefit Ball Event Proceeds
Proceeds from 2017 Redwood Memorial Foundation events will benefit Redwood
Memorial Hospital’s surgical department with an expansion project
that includes a third operating room. The addition of a third operating
room will efficiently accommodate the increase in surgical patient volume
and make it possible to expand the scope of practice. In addition, a portion
of the proceeds will go toward the Redwood Coast Family Medicine Residency
program slated to launch in 2018. Each of these ventures are geared toward
attracting and retaining new surgical specialists and family practice
physicians, benefitting our community as a whole.
For 60 years, Redwood Memorial has met the surgical needs of the Eel River
Valley with highly trained and skilled physicians, modern technology and
an incredible team of nurses and support staff. As we have seen our volume
increase over the last few years AND as we plan to attract and recruit
surgical specialists, offer a more comprehensive list of surgeries, and
focus on efficiency for the benefit of scheduling of our patients, the
time has come to add a 3rd operating room to our facility. When we rebuilt and expanded our current
operating rooms in 2001, our leadership had the foresight to plan for
future expansion and so designed the sterile OR storage room to be converted
at a future date into a 3rd working operating room. That time is now…
There exists a critical shortage of primary care physicians in Humboldt
County (Family Practitioners, General Internists and Pediatricians). People
who do not have a PCP (primary care physician) find it almost impossible
to be accepted into existing practices. Recognizing this crisis, St. Joseph
Health - Humboldt has formed a joint venture with Open Door to start a
family practice residency program in Humboldt.
The residency has been in the planning stage for the past 2 years and hopes
to accept the first group of 6 residents in July of 2018. The residents
will be seeing patients in a Resident’s Clinic which is to be located
in the former Redwood Family Practice building and will be spending time
seeing patients in both St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital.
This will result in an immediate increase in primary care capacity in
Investing in this program is investing in our community. Historically,
half of all graduates settle within 100 miles of where they do their training.
Family practice residency is a 3 year program. Over the next 10 years
the program will have graduated 60 new Family Practitioners. Therefore,
the hope is that Humboldt County and the surrounding areas will have 30
new Family Practitioners in 10 years.
Every gift – large or small – that supports Redwood Memorial
Hospital is an act of generosity. And all contributions have value in
advancing the mission and work of the hospital to create a healthier community
for us all.
From donations of volunteer hours that assist patients to gifts that enable
us to purchase new equipment, each act of generosity helps us enhance
the health and lives of others in Humboldt County.
Some of the most recent donor purchased equipment includes:
A warm welcome for precious newborns
Today’s parents are well-informed and have high expectations for
their birthing experience. They ask lots of questions. They take an active
role in the birth experience and look for an environment where bonding
and family-centered care are easily facilitated.
The Panda Warmers from GE combine advanced technologies with innovative
features to deliver state-of-the-art thermoregulation while promoting
family-centered care. The Bedded Warmer can be configured with full resuscitation
capability and SpO2 monitoring, meeting clinical standards in a single
Stryker Heavy Duty Power Tools
These specialized power tools offer the most innovative, highest performing
system backed by best-in-class service from Stryker.
Redwood Memorial performs hundreds of orthopedic surgeries each year including
total joint arthroplasty, hemi-arthroplasty, trauma and sports medicine
procedures. Specialized equipment that is current technology and well
maintained is required to safely and efficiently deliver this critical
need to the community.
Power tools are used during orthopedic surgeries to cut and drill bone.
They are the workhorse of a power supply inventory and the primary instrumentation
for orthopedic surgery. The new tools, the Stryker System 7 and the Stryker
Cordless Driver 4 system, are the new standard in power tool performance
Key advantages include:
• Stryker SmartLiFE Li-Ion batteries with exclusive ACP Technology
provide a longer, more reliable battery life (small battery runs 220%
longer, large battery run 183% longer), increasing efficiency in the O.R.
• An innovative rotary handpiece offering substantially increased
torque, providing optimum performance with an improved power-to-weight
ratio (29% reduction in overall system weight)
• Integrated SORN Remote Device Management enables the transfer of
device usage data to Stryker support teams to help monitor and recommend
ongoing maintenance - reducing down time in the O.R.
• Sealed sterilization containers minimize processing time and reduce
the use of blue wrap creating a more sustainable solution
• Design enhancements make it lighter, more powerful and easier to use
Volunteers contribute the gift of time, providing more than 13,000 hours
of service each year to assist Redwood Memorial Hospital patients, visitors
and staff. The
volunteers also contribute upwards of $20,000 that benefits patient care
through grants to hospital programs and equipment.
Thank you to our donors. Every gift of time, treasure or talent makes a
meaningful difference in the life of St. Joseph Hospital and the lives
of our patients.
To learn more or to get involved call (707) 269-4200 or email us at