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.

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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Strike Out Cancer Success

It's not uncommon for the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation -- as the fund raising arm of NorthBay Healthcare -- to solicit, and receive, donations both large and small.

But it's not every day that a major corporation such as Genentech calls to say they're putting on a big fund raising event to benefit your Cancer Center and they're going to team with a Triple A baseball franchise to pull it all off.

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Talk About Being a Good Neighbor!

Every June, Genentech organizes what it calls "Genentech Gives Back Week." During this week, employees can take time away from their jobs and fan out into their communities to volunteer at places with causes that matter to them, such as the Boys and Girls Club, homeless shelters and food banks, or to donate to their favorite charities.

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Commitment Rewarded

Talk about committed to a cause.

Vacaville's Noah Coughlan is so committed to raising awareness about Batten disease that he has run across America, not once, but twice. It's a feat that only 26 others have done.

Think about that level of commitment for a moment. His first run spanned 2,500 miles, from San Diego to Jacksonville, Fla. It took him four months and 12 days. And then he did it again, running 3,100 miles, from Half Moon Bay to Boston in 108 days. He scaled mountain ranges, crossed deserts, endured heat, high humidity and freezing rain, tornadoes and heat exhaustion, all in an effort to bring attention to this rare degenerative brain disease that afflicts children and for which there is no known cure.

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