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Community Invited to Selma Foundation Celebration Aug. 19 as Director Toni Johnson Retires


SELMA – The Adventist Medical Center – Selma Foundation invites the Selma-area community to a Community Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the hospital’s Conference Room 1.

The celebration will include a thank you to Foundation Director Toni Johnson, who is retiring after 23 years of service, and appreciation for the community partnerships that have generated support for expanded health care services such as a new imaging center, surgical equipment and the upcoming Emergency Department expansion, ICU addition and surgery improvements.

“We’re very grateful for all that Toni has done to build Selma’s foundation and support health care,” said Randy Dodd, Vice President of Business Development for the Adventist Health Central California Region. “She has dedicated 23 years of her life to improving this community.”

During Johnson’s tenure, the foundation donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the hospital, including a recent gift of $50,000 for the Emergency Department project, which will more than double the number of emergency beds. The emergency team cares for more than 4,000 patients from throughout the region each month.

“If it had not been for this community, we wouldn’t have been able to do what we’ve done,” Johnson said. “They make it happen.”

In addition to her leadership at Adventist Medical Center, Johnson is very active in the community. She serves as an Ambassador to the city of Selma and has been a member of the Selma Women’s Club for 15 years and Selma Rotary for 18 years, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. The Selma Chamber of Commerce named Johnson Citizen of the Year in 2003 and the foundation the Business of the Year in 2011.

Johnson says that she has most enjoyed the people she works with at the hospital and in the community. “This job has allowed me to meet so many people in so many different places, wonderful people. I love Selma."

The hospital is located at 1141 Rose Ave., and Conference Room 1 may be entered off Evergreen Street at the back of the campus.