SV Hospital Foundation raises $ 21 million for new diagnostic center – Sonoma Sun
Posted on August 4, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A fundraising campaign launched by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation reached its goal of raising $ 21 million for a new outpatient diagnostic center at Sonoma Valley Hospital. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate $ 1.5 million in annual revenue when fully completed in late 2021.
The $ 21 million will cover construction costs and the purchase of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for the new 20,000 square foot center. The facility is being built in the existing hospital building at 347 Andriuex Street in Sonoma.
The first phase of construction, which includes a new 128-slice CT scanner, will be completed this fall. The second and final stage is expected to be completed later in 2021.
SVH’s partner UCSF Health plans to use the facility as a diagnostic center for North Bay.
The fundraising campaign was the most successful fundraising campaign in the foundation’s 38 years of support for the hospital, according to Dave Pier, its executive director.
“We are extremely grateful to our fundraising team for their outstanding fundraising efforts over the past two years, and to our entire community for coming together to support the hospital,” said Pier. “This new center will help keep our hospital at the forefront of advanced diagnostics and improve emergency care, making it easier for Valley residents to get excellent care close to home. “
The effort was a true community collaboration, a collaboration, said campaign chair Simon Blattner. “He relied on the generosity of donors and community members, hospital staff and the local medical community. We did it together.
Blattner recognized the efforts of campaign cabinet members Cherie Hughes, Marcia Levy, Nancy Lilly, Steve Sangiacomo, Dave Pier and hospital CEO Kelly Mather. He also expressed his gratitude to the many volunteers who helped raise awareness of the campaign, including Suzanne Brangham, Gerry Brinton, Richard Conley, Ethel Daly, David Good, Art Grandy, Donna Halow, Jane Hirsch, Kevin Jaggie, Tom Landy, Roger Nelson, Steve Page, Buddy Pepp, Paul Rozanski, Joshua Rymer, Dr. Brian Sebastian, Jeff Walter, Patsy Wynne and Chuck Young.
“We are especially grateful to our visionary donors and champions who have made leadership gifts of $ 1 million or more,” said Pier. “These included the McQuown family, the Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation, the Vadasz Family Foundation, the Dolby Family, the Joan and Mike Buckley family, the Marcia and Gary Nelson family, and Joan and Sandy Weill and the Weill Family Foundation. This campaign could not have been completed without their generosity.
“I understand this was the largest privately funded campaign ever in the Sonoma Valley,” said Kelly Mather, CEO of SVH. “I cannot begin to express our appreciation to the Foundation Board, campaign volunteers, donors and our community for this achievement. It is a significant investment in the health and well-being of the community, and we are extremely grateful to all who have given so generously of their time and money.