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.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Yes, NorthBay is Everywhere...in Solano County

You see our name on fliers and banners. In newspapers and magazines and on the Intranet. We're sponsors and supporters of a multitude of local charities and fundraisers throughout Solano County. Yes, NorthBay Healthcare and NorthBay Healthcare Foundation may seem to be everywhere.

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Raising Funds Locally, Keeping Funds Local

It seems every time you turn around, there's a new walk, ride or run being held to benefit a good cause. We love to sign up for them because they're an easy way to support something we're passionate about, and our participation raises money for the cause at the same time. It can be a win-win in so many ways.

But, after the race, run or walk ends, have you ever wondered where your hard-earned dollars actually go?

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Compassion Filled an Ambulance

Becky Mock, R.N., saw a need among underserved students in her community, and rallied her NorthBay co-workers to help. The response was overwhelming, she says. "But then, this is a perfect example of who we are at NorthBay. We give back to our community."

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'Fore' a Good Cause

Every year for the past four years, NorthBay Guild members have earmarked funds raised at their annual Golf & Tennis Classic tournament to go toward NorthBay's trauma program.

This year's tournament was held just days after NorthBay learned some very good news: NorthBay Medical Center's trauma program received verification of Level II trauma status from the American College of Surgeons, the first hospital in Solano County to achieve this distinction.

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Grant Funds Trauma Equipment

Our ability to care for Solano County's smallest trauma patients just got even better, thanks to grant funds provided by the Solano Community Foundation and the NorthBay Guild.

NorthBay Healthcare purchased several key pieces of medical equipment to aid pediatric trauma patient care. They included two baby scales, a cardiac monitor and thermometers for patient rooms in the Emergency Departments at NorthBay Medical Center and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.

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A Lifesaving Day of Golf

If it's mid-July in Solano County, it must be time once again for a very special golf tournament.

During the past 31 years, the NorthBay Guild's Golf & Tennis Classic has grown to become a popular, perennially sold-out event. This year, the tournament takes place on July 14 at the Green Valley Country Club, and many of the athletes who participate know it's a fundraiser for the NorthBay Guild, as do the many local businesses that support the event through their sponsorship dollars. But, do they know what happens to the funds they've donated once the tournament is over?

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