Honoring Philanthropy Spring 2019

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Honoring Philanthropy

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Thank You for Improving the Birth Experience for Growing Families in Our Community Thank you to all of the generous donors who helped provide new fetal monitors for the Woodland Memorial Hospital Family Birth Center! Together, you gifted over $230,000, which will purchase eight new monitors, carts to hold them, staff training, and two base stations, which will allow laboring mothers to be accurately monitored during labor, even when they choose to walk around the room. In addition, a portable fetal monitor was purchased to monitor mothers and their babies when ambulance transport is necessary. “Fetal monitors are important because they provide the data that empower us to give minute by minute care to all moms and babies,” explained Lindsey Lyon, a Family Birth Center nurse. “These monitors are our eyes and ears, helping us ensure our babies are safe,” adds Nurse Lucy Thietz. A healthy delivery starts with a healthy heartbeat. This advanced monitoring technology will provide more information for caregivers, including maternal pulse and blood pressure measurement, uterine activity, and fetal movement, with the capability to monitor twins or triplets. They are also used for internal fetal monitoring, an essential practice that has become standard during difficult labors to ensure that a baby remains stable. The touch display is larger, with intuitive color coding that offers caregivers the numbers and graphics needed to quickly assess the situation and make more informed decisions regarding care. Continued on page 2

Message from our VP of Philanthropy At Woodland Healthcare Foundation, we believe it’s always a good time to say thank you! We recently had the opportunity to express our gratitude and celebrate some of the most generous and amazing members of our community at our inaugural Fairchild & Legacy Societies Celebration. These newly formed recognition societies honor the lifetime contributions of our current and past donors who have cumulative giving of over $25,000 and those who have remembered Woodland Healthcare Foundation in their estate plan. Collectively, these donors, many of whom have been making gifts to Woodland Healthcare Foundation for decades, have led the effort to raise over $27 million since Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s founding in 1967. The combined impact of all of our donors has been inspirational. With a community that truly supports it at multiple levels, Woodland Healthcare has been able to deliver world-class care, close to home, for over a century. Most recently, your generosity has enhanced the Surgical Services and Advanced Imaging departments, provided for important equipment needs at the Family Birth Center, and enabled the purchase of many new and technologically advanced pieces Continued on page 3

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Woodland Healthcare Foundation is deeply grateful to everyone who supported this initiative to improve the birthing experience for our deserving families at Woodland Memorial Hospital. In addition to the caring individuals from our community and employees who contributed, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and IC & SW Foundation both awarded generous grants to help us acquire this important equipment. “We at Woodland Memorial Hospital feel incredibly blessed and fortunate to have the support of our wonderful community,” added Nova Fox, manager of the Family Birth Center. “Thank you for meeting the needs of our unit as we strive to provide the safest, most positive birth experience for every family.”

is so rewarding. That’s why I encourage other employees to contribute to Woodland Healthcare Foundation.” Gena has seen how giving through the Foundation can connect caregivers with their work and contribute to their sense of fulfillment.

It’s More Than a Job, It’s Who We Are A Conversation with Gena Bravo, Chief Nursing Executive Officer Warm and engaging, Gena Bravo truly embraces the culture of humankindness. With over two decades of service as a nurse and a leader at Dignity Health, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as the Chief Nursing Executive Officer at Woodland Memorial Hospital. With family ties to Woodland, Gena is thrilled to contribute to delivering highquality, compassionate care to our wonderful community. “The minute you walk in the doors of the hospital, you can feel the mission here,” Gena shared, “everyone treats each other as they would a neighbor or a family member. We really value our community. For us, this is more than just a job, it is who we are.” One of the aspects of Woodland Healthcare Gena enjoys most is working with staff engaged 2

Gena Bravo, Dignity Health employee, Woodland Healthcare Foundation supporter and inspiring philanthropist.

beyond the walls of the hospital. “Many of us volunteer with the Kind Crew, helping organizations such as the Yolo Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and others,” Gena said, “our mission of caring is everywhere.” In addition to volunteering, Gena is also a generous employee donor to Woodland Healthcare Foundation. “To see patients get extra special care—the care that they deserve—because of our gifts,

Gifts from employees, grateful patients, and generous community members help meet needs across the hospital and clinics. “We really value our partnership with Woodland Healthcare Foundation,” she explained. Gifts from donors improve patient care, however, Gena points out that it is important for the hospital team members as well. “When they see that Woodland Healthcare Foundation donors have provided something their department needs, it really makes our nurses and other caregivers feel supported and valued.” Every day, gifts made through Woodland Healthcare Foundation touch the lives of Continued on next page

patients and inspire pride in our caregivers. Most recently, equipment acquired through the Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign is making it possible for local residents to receive certain treatments and tests in Woodland for the first time. “Our physicians and staff are so grateful for all that the Campaign provided,” says Gena, “this equipment means that our patients don’t have to travel when they are sick, they can have their own community care for them.” Woodland Healthcare Foundation is deeply grateful to all its donors for making a difference. We also celebrate the generosity of employee donors, like Gena Bravo, who go above and beyond when caring for our community. Their professional and personal commitment to our wellbeing is the definition of humankindness.

Donors, philanthropy partners and friends enjoyed their time during our inaugural Fairchild & Legacy Societies Celebration.

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(Please read the following pages to learn more about this wonderful event.)

of equipment that enhance care for our patients throughout our hospital and clinics.

Dr. Karen Hopp of Woodland Clinic Medical Group joins Dennis Miller and Mark Ullrich on stage to receive an award.

Kevin Haarberg and Ernie Kohlmeier

We are honored to partner with all of you to make Woodland Healthcare the wonderful resource that it is today. Thank you not only for your generosity, but also for helping create the spirit of kindness, compassion and community that is so prevalent today at Woodland Healthcare. We look forward to continuing our collaboration well into the future! With thanks,

Kevin B. Duggan Vice President of Philanthropy, Woodland Healthcare Foundation

Dan Best II

Dennis and Ruthie Miller

Crystal Smyth of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation


Partners in Philanthropy


A Night to Remember! Fairchild & Legacy Societies Celebration

On Friday, March 1, Woodland Healthcare Foundation hosted our inaugural Fairchild & Legacy Societies Celebration. Held at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, this festive occasion offered us the opportunity to celebrate and sincerely thank the most generous members of our family of donors. One hundred six members of our community were inducted into the Fairchild Society, which honors donors who have given $25,000 or more to the Foundation during their lifetime. The society is named after iconic physician Fred R. Fairchild. Like Dr. Fairchild, members of this society have made significant contributions to ensure our community benefits from access to world-class care. Inaugural members of the Fairchild Society were inducted at the $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000 and $500,000 giving levels. Also honored were outstanding individuals who have included the Foundation in their estate plans. Forty-four generous donors were inducted into the Legacy Society for their 4

dedication to serving our community for generations to come. Our guests arrived dressed in their best to mingle at a reception before being seated for a program. Attendees heard about the impact

Judy and Roger Kohlmeier were honored with the Woodland Healthcare Foundation Inspiring Philanthropy Award.

A few of our partners in philanthropy, (left to right) Louise Dumars, Pauly van Muyden and Devere Garner enjoying the evening.

of philanthropy and the importance of your partnership as donors from Dr. Karen Hopp, President of the Woodland Clinic Medical Group and Kevin Vaziri, President of Woodland Memorial Hospital. Each and every gift, no matter its size, truly makes a difference and improves the lives of our families, neighbors and friends. The Foundation and staffs at the hospital and clinics are deeply grateful for all you do to make Woodland Healthcare the wonderful resource it is for our community! Making the celebration complete, Roger and Judy

Kohlmeier were honored as the very first recipients of the Inspiring Philanthropy Award for their outstanding leadership, generosity and dedication to our community through Woodland Healthcare Foundation. This award is reserved for members of our donor family who go above and beyond not just to meet outstanding needs at Woodland Healthcare, but to inspire others to give as well. Congratulations, Roger and Judy! We wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who were able to join us for this celebration of gratitude and generosity and we look forward to seeing more of you at the next Fairchild & Legacy Societies Celebration! For information on how you may become a member of the Fairchild Society and/or Legacy Society, please contact Woodland Healthcare Foundation at (530) 669-5680.

Fairchild Society


The Fairchild Society honors donors who have contributed lifetime gifts totaling $25,000 or more. It is named after iconic Woodland physician, Fred R. Fairchild, MD, who helped to establish the Woodland Sanitarium, which later became Woodland Clinic Hospital. During the Great Depression, Dr. Fairchild purchased the hospital, saving it from closure.

Nugget Market - Corporate Office

Harry Helin, Jr. and Jessie Helin

B. Regnar and Beverly Paulsen Gary and Cynthia Peterson Dr. David and Dair Rausch Jennean and Joseph Rogers Rotary Club of Woodland Lisa Saucedo Sycamore Partners LLC US Bank Dr. Wim and Pauly van Muyden Kevin and Arezoo Vaziri E.L. and Louise Wallace Wells Fargo Bank Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc.

Richard and Rebecca Jenness

Leo and Louise Wyrsch

John and Coleen Perry

Up to $49,999

Johnston, Martin & Montgomery, LLP Philip Laughlin, MD and Teresa Childers Lucent Pathology Partners Marianne MacDonald Gina Madden Cowles and Dona Mast Mike and Wendy McGrew Dennis and Ruth Miller Ardie and Arlene Oji Tom and Sherri Olswang Ashley and Kathleen Payne Wendell and Elizabeth Payne Joe and Sharlene Peyton Dr. Kevin and Susan Ryan

Adam J. Richter Charitable Trust

Aaron and Eileen Schmoekel

$500,000 - 999,999

Eleanor Leake

Adams Grain Co.

Thomas and Gail Schwarzgruber

Kevin and Lorie Haarberg

Regnar and Beverly Paulsen Foundation

Alpha Gamma Chapter Of Omega Nu

Eric and Cynthia Sharp

Raymond and Jane Shurtz

Bank of America

B. Paulsen (Pauli) Tufts

Dr. Kevin and Christina Stokke

Anthony and Bonita Barber

VEP Healthcare, Inc.

Dr. Amir and Leanna Sweha

Robert Barber

Western Health Advantage

Teichert Construction

Dr. Tim and Nancy Bernard

Mahlon and Jan Whittle

Leroy and Aileen Traynham

Scott and Gena Bravo

Tri Counties Bank

CASE Medical Group

Ullrich Delevati, CPAs

David and Patricia Cunningham

Wallace Ranches

Dr. Alton and Kay Curtis

Dr. George Wong and Dr. Patricia Shopher

Costas Issidorides, PhD and Bonnie Issidorides George and Lena Valente Woodland Clinic Medical Group Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Yolo County Health Department

$250,000 - 499,999 California Wellness Foundation

Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary

$50,000 - 99,999 Elmer and Florence Armfield

Bridget Davis

Dan Best, Sr. and Bernice

Robert and Helene Dorris


Kevin and Beth Duggan

Mike and Randi Chandler

Theo and Evelyn Dumars

$100,000 - 249,999

Daily Democrat

Mark and Anne Engstrom

Dan Best II

Marilyn, Peter and Vicki Fayé

Sidney and Aletha Epperson

First 5 Yolo, Children and Families Commission

Fritz Erdman

Ernie and M. Kay Hodges Evelyn Holland Roger and Judy Kohlmeier

Janet Butler

California Healthcare Foundation Irma Ceunis and Simone Wynant Foundation Richard and Joy Dorf

Yolo Federal Credit Union

James and Marilyn Erdman Frenchy’s Liquor and Feedlot Deli

Robert and Devere Garner

Harvey and Laurie Kamigawachi

The George and Lena Valente Foundation

Dawnese Kindelt

Friends of Adult Day Health Care, Inc.

Layton and Hazel Knaggs

Wayne and Margaret Hays

Miguel and Susan Gonzalez

William and Jean Lockett Dr. Henry and Jeanette Mok

Fred Heidrick, Sr. and Helen Heidrick

John and Eunice Davidson Fund

Richard and Elna Stevenson


Legacy Society


The Woodland Healthcare Foundation Legacy Society celebrates past and current donors who have included the foundation in a will, trust, beneficiary designation or other planned gift. Dr. Cleve and Irene Baker

Dr. Marcia Gollober

Gary and Cynthia Peterson

Marion Beaudin

Mary Gray

Lawrence and Beverly Pires

Dan Best II

Kevin and Lorie Haarberg

Ellen Polfus

Dorothy Bigelow

Dr. Russell and Suzanne Hansen

Lloyd and Vivian Powell

Barbara Boyce

Ernie and M. Kay Hodges

Minnie Canak

Costas Issidorides, PhD and Bonnie

Dr. Albert and Agnes Chavannes


Emmett and Mary Pugh

Dr. Kevin and Susan Ryan Mildred Sharp

Geraldine Collins-Kelley

Mary Ann Jorgenson

Ruth Swaney

Dr. C. Walter and Daphne Cooper

Roger and Judy Kohlmeier

Myra Thomas

Leta Curson

Woodrow Loftin

Dr. Alain and Judy Traig

Theo and Evelyn Dumars

William McClelland

Dr. Wim and Pauly van Muyden

Ethel Farnham

Dr. James and Theresa McCusker

Mahlon and Jan Whittle

Earl Fisher

Dr. James and Susie McGibbon

Roger Wilbur

Charles Fuller

Louise McNary

Dr. Louise Wong

Robert and Devere Garner

Lowell and Muriel Morris

Dr. Hiroshi and Anna Yamauchi  Deceased

Leaving a Legacy If you have included Woodland Healthcare Foundation in your estate plan, please let us know so we may thank you and recognize you with Legacy Society membership. If you are interested in learning more about making a planned gift, or to request a personal gift illustration, please call Kevin Duggan at (530) 669-5680. You may also visit the planned giving section of our website at supportwoodlandhealthcare.plannedgiving.org


2018 Honor Roll


William and Jean Lockett

Ullrich Delevati, CPAs

Jack and Sara Losoya

Dr. Jason and Cecile Umphress

Lucent Pathology Partners

Pauly van Muyden

Marianne MacDonald

VEP Healthcare, Inc.

Gina Madden

Western Health Advantage

Lisa Manas

Mahlon and Jan Whittle

Stephen and Kendra Martin

Woodland Clinic Medical Group

Cowles Mast

Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary

Greg and Heidi Mazeres

Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc.

Dr. James and Susie McGibbon Mike and Wendy McGrew

We would not be able to meaningfully enhance healthcare for our community without the compassionate generosity of all our donors. Their commitment and support is truly inspiring. Woodland Healthcare Foundation sincerely thanks our many generous donors who contributed $1,000 or more in 2018.

Dr. Rajan and Priti Merchant Dennis and Ruth Miller Dr. Henry and Jeanette Mok Dr. Mary Monroe-Rodman and Peter Rodman

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Yolo County Health Department Yolo Federal Credit Union Dr. Eduardo Zapata and Dr. Monika Kraft

Xanna Nichol Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics Tom and Sherri Olswang The Pelton Family

Dr. Eric Mitchel and Wendy Amundsen

The George and Lena Valente Foundation

Gary and Cynthia Peterson

Patricia Armstrong

Christopher and Candy Giambruno

Albert and Lora Lee Powell

Gene and Sally Averill Dan Best II Dr. Richard and Doreen Beyer Marlin Bates IV and Dr. Natasha Bir Mrs. Dorothy Branigan Scott and Gena Bravo Clyde and Krimhilde Brooker Tandy Burton Janet Butler

Miguel and Susan Gonzalez Kevin and Lorie Haarberg Richard Harrison, Sr. and Lucille Harrison Ernie and M. Kay Hodges Dr. Karen and James Hopp Dr. Debra Horney Irma Ceunis and Simone Wynant Foundation

Sharlene Peyton Dr. Gurpreet Singh and Dr. Sonia Reichert Amelia Richter Jennean and Joseph Rogers Gerald and Elaine Rominger Larry Rominger Rotary Club of Woodland Mike and Kristin Russell Amrik Sahota

CASE Medical Group

Costas Issidorides, PhD and Bonnie Issidorides

Robyn Sandoval

Mike and Randi Chandler

Karen Jacobs-Mitchell

Aaron and Eileen Schmoekel

Dr. Pin-Chieh Chiang

Richard and Rebecca Jenness

Thomas and Gail Schwarzgruber

Katharine Cobb

John and Eunice Davidson Fund

Cindy Sevall

The D’Angina Family

Robert and Nancy Johnson

Eric and Cynthia Sharp

Kevin and Beth Duggan

Johnston, Martin & Montgomery, LLP

Louis Sharp and Terry Kelley

Louise Dumars John Ebell, Jr. and Linda Ebell

Larry and Susan Jorgensen

Marilyn, Peter, and Vicki FayĂŠ

Harvey and Laurie Kamigawachi

William Snyder and Carla White- Snyder

First Northern Bank

Dawnese Kindelt

Ralph and Arlene Stevens

Todd and Nova Fox

Roger and Judy Kohlmeier

Dr. Christopher Swales

Devere Garner

Julia and John Leroux

B. Paulsen (Pauli) Tufts

Lisa Saucedo

JD Snyder

Woodland Healthcare Foundation is grateful for the generosity of all donors and respects the wishes of those donors who prefer to remain anonymous. We value their quiet support. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of our recognition lists, if you notice your name has been omitted or misspelled, please accept our sincerest apologies and notify Woodland Healthcare Foundation at (530) 669-5680, so that we may correct our records.


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Woodland Healthcare Foundation Officers Dennis Miller, Chair Tom Schwarzgruber, Vice Chair

Eric Sharp, Secretary Marcus Ullrich, Treasurer

Board of Trustees Duane Chamberlain Mike Chandler Kevin Duggan Peter FayĂŠ, IV Vicki FayĂŠ Kevin Haarberg Ernest Hodges

Roger Kohlmeier Julia Leroux, AGNP-BC Michael Pirruccello, MD Aaron Schmoekel Christina Stokke, RN Kevin Vaziri Jan Whittle

Philanthropy Team Kevin Duggan, Vice President of Philanthropy

Kevin Sanchez, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Kendra Martin, Manager of Philanthropy

Jenine Ramirez, Administrative Coordinator

About Woodland Healthcare Foundation For more than 50 years, Woodland Healthcare Foundation has partnered with our community to strengthen health care in our region. Together, we enable our hospital and clinics to offer the best care possible by funding capital equipment needs and supportive services that benefit those who entrust us with their health. Questions or comments about this newsletter? We welcome your feedback. Contact us at woodlandhealthcarefoundation@ dignityhealth.org or (530) 669-5680 to share your comments or sign up for an electronic version of Honoring Philanthropy.