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Grass Valley, Calif. October 13, 2017 – Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s (SNMHF) premiere donor recognition program, the Red Rose Society, celebrated its 15 year anniversary on Oct. 5 at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH).

Red Rose Society members were invited to a special reception followed by a presentation by Hospital CEO Katherine A. Medeiros. The group toasted the program’s success over the years including its growth from about 30 members in 2002 to 270 individuals, couples and businesses today. `

The Red Rose Society was first conceived as a means to recognize dedicated donors – both individuals and businesses – who generously contribute $1,000 or more a year to SNMH Foundation projects and programs.

According to SNMH Foundation Executive Director Kimberly Parker, there are many Red Rose donors who have consistently donated almost every year and some that have given the full 15 years.

“We are so grateful to our Red Rose Society supporters for their transformational gifts over the years,” commented Parker. “Together they have donated over $7 million dollars which has impacted lives in literally every corner of our hospital.”

“I am so lucky to have been part of the creation of the Red Rose Society,” Parker remarked,” but I must acknowledge Pam Comstock, Wyn Spiller, Bob Liddle and others on our Hospital Foundation Board for their leadership in getting the program up and running. I also must acknowledge Foothill Flowers and the Johnson family for donating roses to the program since its inception.”

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Thanks to ongoing support from Red Rose donors, SNMHF has provided philanthropic support to programs and projects such as: construction of SNMH’s Diagnostic Imaging Center, the purchase of life-saving ambulances, initial funding to start the primary stroke center, education and outreach via the Alzheimer’s Outreach program, purchase of advanced technologies for the Cancer Center such as the new Linear Accelerator, construction of the hospital’s new Infusion enter, financial support of the Cancer Center’s many support groups, breast cancer equipment and programs, cardiology and cardiac rehab equipment, the purchase of books for children for SNMH Foundation’s Read Me a Story Program, education and outreach through free to low cost Wellness Classes, and much, much more.

For more information on the Red Rose Society and how you can be involved, please call (530)477-9700 or go to supportsierranevada.org