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Message From Our Foundation President

Bengt GustavssonWelcome to the pages of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation! As president, I am pleased to share with you our story of success and to introduce you to the services we provide and the responsibilities we hold dear.

To best understand our commitment to those we serve and our role within the hospital environment, let me introduce you to the missions of both the Foundation and the hospital. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the delivery of exceptional healthcare in the Inland Empire through the acquisition, management and utilization of philanthropic funds for Redlands Community Hospital. The hospital’s charge is to promote an environment where members of our community can receive high-quality care and service so that they can maintain and be restored to good health. In order for us to succeed, the two must go hand in hand.

Healthcare as a discipline is constantly changing, and as technology evolves and advances forward, so does RCH’s opportunity to care for patients. As one of the area’s few remaining freestanding nonprofit hospitals, our goal is to continually elevate the services and infrastructure we offer in order to provide the best possible care for those who trust us with their many and varied healthcare needs. It’s a challenging task, but one we strive to meet each and every day with vigor and confidence.

At the Foundation, it is our responsibility to raise funds to help the hospital hire top clinicians, purchase modern technology, provide needed services, and maintain its buildings and infrastructure, adding new staff, services and structures when the need arises. There are several ways we accomplish this: by encouraging generous planned giving, cultivating transformational grants, planning creative and enjoyable fundraising events, and welcoming individual gifts from our supportive friends within the community. If we do our job well, then the trust you place in us is well spent. For generations, with the Foundation’s dedicated assistance, the hospital has been able to provide the many Inland Empire communities it serves with outstanding care in a loving, compassionate and family-centered environment.

Where healthcare is concerned, the need is great and the resources often limited. However, with assistance from our philanthropic neighbors we’ve been able to succeed for more than a century. Thank you for allowing us to share with you our vision for providing the communities we serve with the finest care possible.

Bengt Gustavsson
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation