A permanent display at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital honors hundreds
of generous donors to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The display is a large custom design depicting the history of Salinas
Valley Memorial Hospital and pays tribute to the community members who
provide financial support to the Hospital Foundation. The Foundation in
turn supports Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in its mission
of providing quality care to the community.
“We are pleased to unveil these community and physician donor walls,”
says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System. “The generous donors to the Hospital Foundation embrace
our mission of providing outstanding care to families in our region. The
Foundation monies allow us to expand access to care as we did in building
the Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center in Gonzales and provide
our patients with the very latest medical technology.”
The 1/4 inch thick tempered and frosted backlit LED panels contain the
names of physicians, companies and individuals who have generously donated
to the SVMH Foundation. The physician donor panels showcase 239 members
of the medical community who have made cumulative gifts to the Foundation
of $1,000 or more. The second donor board honors more than 450 individuals
and businesses who have made cumulative gifts to the Foundation of $5,000
or more. The donor boards are a permanent display in the Hospitals’
main corridor on the first floor and will be routinely updated as donors
reach significant giving milestones.
“The Healthcare System would not have the level of impact it has
achieved without the generous support of the community,” says Kendra
Howell, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation Director. “We
can’t thank our donors enough and this is a very public and permanent
way we can express our gratitude.”
The description detailing the history of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
is written in both English and Spanish for patients and visitors to enjoy.
A special private unveiling ceremony and celebration were held for Foundation
donors. The tribute panels are now on permanent display in the hallway
past the reception area in the main entrance. The panels were manufactured
by Lumilight and designed by GNU Group. Bogard Construction installed
the tribute panels.
Anyone interested in donating to the SVMH Foundation or learning more
about how the donations are used, please visit