published on June 1, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Two Valley hospitals recently received large gifts that will be utilized to bolster area medical services.

Saint Agnes Medical Center received over $208,000 from the Saint Agnes Men’s Club. The gift, raised from various 2015 club fundraisers, will benefit the advancement of 16 hospital programs and services impacting patients and the community. 

Saint Agnes President and CEO Nancy Hollingsworth, RN, accepted the donation on behalf of the Medical Center at the Men’s Club Mercedes-Benz of Fresno Casino Night fundraiser on May 21.

“Our special thanks to everyone who contributed to or participated in the Men’s Club’s fundraisers, which support vital patient care services and outreach programs,” Hollingsworth said. “We’re very blessed to have dedicated volunteers helping us fulfill our commitment to the community in providing access to quality, compassionate care.” 

The donation will provide new equipment, additional funding for community benefit and outreach programs, more supplies and resource materials for patients and their family members, and funds for hospital expansion and renovation projects.

Since its founding in 1983, Saint Agnes Men’s Club members have generated more than $3 million to support Saint Agnes patient care services and community outreach programs.

Valley Children’s Hospital also received a check in the amount of $45,000 from the International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo. The gift was presented during the hospital’s All Guild Picnic at Koetsier Ranch on May 25 in Visalia.

The check represented the total funds raised by the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, who participated in World Ag Expo’s Toyota Tundra Giveaway by selling chances to win a new 2016 Tundra. The proceeds from the giveaway will directly benefit the Central California hospital.

“Valley Children’s was founded on the inspiring vision to provide a hospital where every child in our valley can receive specialized medical care,” said Teresa Fierro, Guild manager at Valley Children’s. “We are thankful for the generous spirit of philanthropy from the International Agri-Center, World Ag Expo, Toyota and the people of our community who continue to enable Valley Children’s to provide the best care for our kids.”

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