Foundation’s Commitment to Care NorthBay Healthcare Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of NorthBay Healthcare System, Solano County’s only independent, non-profit healthcare provider. This blog, written by Foundation staff and board members, will focus on fundraising efforts.

Thriftique Readies for Halloween, Holiday Season

Have young children or grandchildren who want to go trick or treating this Halloween in a safe and fun environment? Downtown Vacaville is hosting its annual Halloween Stroll this Friday, and NorthBay Guild's Secondhand Rose Thriftique is one of the businesses that will be open to costumed visitors.


Saluting Our Community's Most Caring Women

A Vacaville breast cancer survivor who recently won a statewide pageant title just added another jewel to her tiara: NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's Christine Franklin Award.

Wendy Wasserman-Kellogg, who was crowned in October as Ms. California Queen 2015, was stunned to receive the NorthBay honor, which recognizes a woman from the community who makes a tremendous difference in the lives of other women.


Grief Comes in All Forms

Anyone who has lost a beloved family pet knows that the loss can be hard and grief is real and painful. After all, pets are an important member of the family for many.

Recognizing this, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement will hold a workshop for those suffering the loss of a pet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16.


Diabetes Ride a Total Success

If the Ride to Defeat Diabetes' mission was to provide bike riders with an entertaining and educational exercise while raising funds to support a local cause, then it was mission accomplished on Sunday, Oct. 5.

More than 300 cyclists turned out to participate in the ride, which was created three years ago to raise awareness about the disease and to support the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology's efforts to defeat it. That is more than double the number of riders who took part last year, according to Ken McCollum, vice president of Human Resources, and ride organizer.


Riders Ready to Roll for R2D2

Made your weekend plans yet? If you have a few free hours on Sunday morning, come join us at the 3rd Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

Forecasters are predicting perfect weather for outdoor activities, so break out the bikes, pump up the tires and come join your NorthBay friends and families on Oct. 5 as we promote diabetes education and raise funds for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology's diabetes education efforts.


Community Shows Support for NorthBay Adult Day Center

Among diseases, Alzheimer's is a nasty one. It robs the afflicted of their memory, thinking and reasoning. As the disease progresses, friends and family members are forced to watch their loved ones virtually disappear. Caregivers must assume more and more responsibility for the activities of their daily living, an extremely stressful challenge for many families. Fortunately, there is a beacon of hope: the NorthBay Adult Day Center.


Dream Comes True for Best Friends

NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's Dream of a Lifetime "Dream Team" was recently called upon to create a memorable moment for a NorthBay Hospice patient, and it all came together like a well-oiled machine.


Did You Feel It?

That's the question everyone was asking in the hours after the largest quake to hit our region in many years rattled nerves at 3:20 a.m. on August 24. It not only bounced many people out of bed, it also probably bounced them out of complacency. How many of you were compelled to finally put together disaster kits and refresh evacuation plans with friends and loved ones following that early morning temblor?


Break Out Your Walking Shoes for a Good Cause

OK, we could all use a little more exercise. If you agree, but are lacking motivation, we have something that may entice you to get up and get going.

Come join NorthBay's team at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event on Saturday, Sept. 13.


NorthBay's Stroke Program Receives Coveted Certification

For stroke patients, NorthBay Healthcare's mission to provide Solano County residents with "compassionate care, advanced medicine, close to home" resonates now that its hospitals in Fairfield and Vacaville are Advanced Primary Stroke Centers.

NorthBay Medical Center and NorthBay VacaValley hospitals received the certification from The Joint Commission earlier this month, according to Rhonda Martin, assistance vice president of nursing operations for NorthBay Healthcare. It was awarded after rigorous on-site reviews by The Joint Commission, conducted in June.