Posted on August 4, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A capital campaign launched by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation has reached its goal of raising $21 million for a new Outpatient Diagnostic Center at Sonoma Valley Hospital. The state-of-the-art facility projects to bring $1.5 million in annual revenue when fully complete 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 within the existing hospital building at 347 Andriuex St. in Sonoma.
The first phase of construction, which includes a new 128-slice CT scanner, will finish this fall. The second and final stage should be complete later in 2021.
SVH partner UCSF Health plans to use the facility as its diagnostic center for the North Bay.
The funding drive was the most successful capital campaign in the foundation’s 38 years of supporting the hospital, according to Dave Pier, its executive director.
“We are tremendously grateful to our capital campaign 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 enhance 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. “It drew on the generosity of donors and community members, hospital employees, and the local medical community. We did it together.”
Blattner acknowledged the efforts of Campaign Cabinet members Cherie Hughes, Marcia Levy, Nancy Lilly, Steve Sangiacomo, Dave Pier, and hospital CEO Kelly Mather. He also expressed appreciation to the many volunteers who assisted with campaign outreach, 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’re especially grateful to our Visionary and Champion Donors who gave leadership gifts of $1 million or more,” Pier said. “These included The McQuown Family, Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation, Vadasz Family Foundation, The Dolby Family, Joan and Mike Buckley Family, 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 Sonoma Valley, said Kelly Mather, SVH CEO. “I can’t begin to express our appreciation to the Foundation Board, campaign volunteers, donors, and our community for this achievement.” It’s a significant investment in the community’s health and wellbeing, and we’re tremendously grateful to all those who gave so generously of their time and money.”