Giving

We have the power to change our corner of the world by investing in our hospital and clinics through the Love Matters Here Giving Campaign. Philanthropy represents an investment in our future and in programs that we care about. This campaign is about finding and funding your passion! You are sure to find a cause that speaks to your heart among our current funds.

At Adventist Health Clear Lake, Love Matters and when you give love grows.

Charitable gifts have done extraordinary things over the past six years at Adventist Health Clear Lake.

Mobile Shower Unit
Our 2018 Golf Tournament funded the purchase of a mobile shower unit to help our homeless neighbors. The lack of accessible showers and toilets are critical problems facing these vulnerable individuals and a key barrier in finding employment and fighting infection. While we partner with other agencies for housing solutions, this mobile shower unit will provide a safe, clean space that restores faith and preserves dignity. This portable unit will not only assist those struggling with homelessness, but also be activated in emergency scenarios, such as wildfires, to assist those in need.

New Patient Transportation Shuttle
It’s not just about transportation. It’s about access to quality health care. Our More Than Wheels Campaign, partnered with matching funds from Community First Credit Union, provided the purchase of a van that serves patients who are unable to drive themselves to their clinic and hospital appointments; Converting a second vehicle so it is ADA-compliant; Funded a driver’s salary for a year; Created an “After Hours Fund” that ensures that our hospital patients have a ride home upon discharge, day or night.

Over a third of Clearlake residents do not own transportation and 25% of those in Clearlake Oaks are without a car. This makes traveling to medical appointments a challenge for many of our patients. Patient transportation is about more than wheels – it’s about ensuring that our patients have access to the quality care that they need. With the success of our campaign, Adventist Health provided matching funds to purchase another patient transportation vehicle!

New Emergency Department
Our Emergency Department is on the frontlines of care here in Lake County. In 2013, we debuted a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department. With twelve private rooms, special monitoring beds, and an expanded waiting area for extended families, our ability to treat patients doubled.

Approximately 75% of the patients we admit to Adventist Health Clear Lake arrive through our Emergency Department. In fact, our Emergency Department sees about 22,000 patients each year—nearly the same number of patients of Virginia Mason’s Emergency Department, a 336 bed metropolitan medical center in Seattle, Washington!
Our Emergency Department Expansion project was made possible by donors in our community who stepped forward and invested in local healthcare.
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Employee Giving
Our employees are some of our biggest advocates. They grasp the power of philanthropy and invest in their own workplace to an astonishing degree. Over the past several years, employees have funded “Opportunity Knocks,” an employee-directed fund that is allocated twice a year through an all-employee committee. Departments and medical offices apply for Opportunity Knocks funding to implement innovative new technology/ services/programs that fall outside of the hospital’s operating budget capabilities. The Opportunity Knocks Fund has underwritten the following:

  • A Trophon High-Level Disinfection Unit for our Medical Imaging department, which has increased patient safety AND saves the department time—which means they can see more patients
  • A new EKG machine for our St. Helena Family Health Center – Clearlake medical office. This gives our cardiologist the latest technology so that patients can receive their tests in real time, rather than having to schedule a separate appointment.
  • Uninsured items like compression garments and bandages for patients who qualify through our Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • A SCIFIT Pro 2® along with an X-Box One with Kinect at our Live Well Program. This equipment and technology helps our patients decrease pain and improve mobility.