3 Mil Press Release

Woodland Healthcare Foundation supporters take a VIP construction tour of the new CT scanner at Woodland Memorial Hospital. From left are Mahlon Whittle; Tom Schwarzgruber, Foundation Trustee; Debbie Tierney; Arezoo Vaziri; Lorie Haarberg, Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary President; Gail Schwarzgruber; Carol Kimball ,MD, Woodland Clinic Medical Group; James McGibbon, MD, Foundation Trustee; Pete Ramirez, Director of Imaging Services; Suzie McGibbon; Eric Mitchel, MD, Radiologist; and Jack Jones, Senior CT technician.

$3 Million Campaign Announced to Improve Woodland Healthcare Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services

December 1, 2015

Community leaders and philanthropists came together Thursday, November 19, to celebrate the public announcement of the largest capital campaign in Woodland Healthcare’s history. The Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s $3 million Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign will result in state-of-the-art imaging technology and enhanced facilities for the health-care group’s surgical services, which serve patients from throughout the region.

At the event, Campaign Co-Chair Roger Kohlmeier announced that because of the generosity of early donors, the Foundation already has received more than $2.1 million in commitments to the campaign, including a gift from the Woodland Clinic Medical Group totaling $500,000. “We are supporting this campaign because of our commitment to our patients and the community,” said Dr. Carol Kimball, President of the Group. “This campaign will make a difference in the care we provide to our patients, each and every day.”

In addition, the Foundation’s trustees themselves have contributed $800,000, and Woodland Healthcare employees have committed more than $260,000 toward the campaign. “The campaign means Woodland Healthcare will continue to build on a 100-year tradition of quality medical care, provided locally,” said Mike Chandler, Woodland Healthcare Foundation Chair.

With the early success of the campaign, Woodland Memorial Hospital already has begun preparing for the future enhancements to its surgical services. “With additional funds supported by capital investments made by Dignity Health, we’ve started planning for a $30 million project to improve and enhance the surgical services we provide to the community,” said Kevin Vaziri, President of Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Those in attendance at the event were able to view a new CT scanner, recently installed at Woodland Memorial Hospital, which was made possible by the campaign. By improving image quality and reducing scan times and radiation exposure, the new scanner will significantly enhance patient care, a news release said.

Additional leading donors to the campaign include Campaign Co-Chairs Lorie and Kevin Haarberg and Roger and Judy Kohlmeier, Dan Best II, Richard and Joy Dorf, Ernie and Kay Hodges, VEP Healthcare and Western Health Advantage.

Campaign major donors include Marilyn, Peter and Vicki Faye; Harvey and Laurie Kamigawachi; Dawnese Kindelt; Mahlon and Jan Whittle; Mike and Randi Chandler; the John and Eunice Davidson Fund; Bonnie Issidorides; Johnston, Martin and Montgomery; Marianne MacDonald; Joe and Jennean Rogers; Lisa Saucedo; Aaron and Eileen Schmoekel; Tom and Gail Schwarzgruber; Kevin and Arezoo Vaziri; and Dean Ward.

For more information on how to become involved in the campaign or to donate, call 530-669-5680.