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Family Remembered with Contribution to Proposed ER Lobby


Patricia Beltrami’s friends remember her as a kind, loving and generous woman who cared deeply for children, family and community. She believed in sharing her time and talents to make Ukiah Valley a better place for all.

It was her commitment to the community that inspired her husband, Albert, to make a gift in her memory to the lobby of the new emergency department at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. “We are so grateful for Al’s generosity,” expressed UVMC CEO Gwen Matthews who continued, “His loving tribute is a blessing to the entire community and will be for generations to come.”

The current emergency department waiting room is approximately 250 square feet. “When it was built there were two other hospitals in Ukiah and UVMC was expected to care for 8,000 patients per year,” said Matthews. “With the closure of both hospitals, we currently see 25,000 patients a year and expect to see more in the future as our community continues to age.”

The Albert and Patricia Beltrami Lobby will be more than three times the current size and will provide patients and their families with the privacy and comfort they need to deal with complex medical issues. 

Local community member and dear friend of Pat Beltrami, Dede Ledford reflects, “Pat had a gracious and generous spirit. She loved making her family, friends and neighbors comfortable and cared for.”

In addition to a new emergency department, the UVMC campus expansion project will include a new intensive care unit and a service corridor that will better position the medical center for future growth. 

To learn more about Ukiah Valley Medical Center’s expansion project, contact Director of Philanthropy, Allyne Brown at (707) 463-7623 or by email at