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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Launches Brick-by-Brick Fundraiser

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Launches Brick-by-Brick Fundraiser

In 2013 St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake (SHCL) will open its doors to an expanded and remodeled Emergency Department (ED). The new facility -- more than double its current size -- will feature 12 private treatment rooms and be furnished with a spacious waiting and reception area, separate ambulance and walk-in entrances, and many other state-of-the-art upgrades in medical equipment and monitoring methods.

The overall goal of the new ED is to reduce wait times, alleviate overcrowding, and assure privacy for all visitors while providing the best possible care for all patients.

The price tag of the project is $12.1 million. Adventist Health, the non-profit parent company behind SHCL, offered $9 million to get started on the project, with the challenge to seek funding for the remaining cost from the community. Philanthropy is a popular funding source for most hospitals across the country, yet SHCL until recently has not sought philanthropic community support for major capital investments. Thanks to local champions such as the Clearlake Rotary Club; Clearlake Grocery Outlet; Wells Fargo; SHCL doctors, employees, and volunteers, as well as generous Lake County businesses and residents, the amount remaining to complete the ED is just over $1.7 million. 

In order to give everyone in Lake County a chance to participate in this life-saving project, the hospital is introducing a Brick-by-Brick fundraising program. Two sizes of bricks will be offered from $500 to $1500, permanently etched with a family or business name and/or logo, and placed in a special area adjacent to the new ED. Businesses are encouraged to use this as a community-minded advertising opportunity.  Families that would like to honor a loved one or memorialize a relative will be able to do so. Several parties may join together to buy a brick. St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake encourages Lake County residents to purchase a brick as a way to show their thanks or love in time for the upcoming holidays.

For more information on the Brick-by-Brick program at SHCL, please contact Lee Loban, Development Associate at 707.995.5678 or, or visit the website:

About St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake: part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the health values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 18 acute care hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.