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Bengt Gustavsson Appointed President of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation

Bengt Gustavsson Appointed President of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation

Gustavsson will lead hospital development programs aimed at enhancing clinical services and community health programs

REDLANDS, CA.  – March 27, 2024 – The Board of Directors of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation (RCHF), a 211-bed, independent not-for-profit hospital, has appointed Bengt Gustavsson to President of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation (RCHF).  

For the past seven years, Gustavsson has held many positions in the RCHF, including Donor Relations Coordinator, Director of Annual Giving, and Director of Major Giving. As president of the Foundation, Gustavsson is responsible for overseeing the hospital fundraising efforts, including planned giving, cultivation of grants, major gifts, campaigns, financial reporting, and the annual Redlands Community Hospital Golf Classic to enhance the hospital’s clinical offerings and community programs.

              “During his time in the Foundation, Bengt has demonstrated leadership and success that continuously enhances hospital infrastructure and programs that improve the lives of the communities we serve,” said Jim Holmes, president and CEO for Redlands Community Hospital. “We’re proud to appoint him to president of the Foundation and have full confidence in his ability to lead the hospital’s development initiatives.”

Prior to joining RCHF, Gustavsson served as an active committee member for Walla Walla General Hospital’s Philanthropy Department in Washington state. Under the President’s office and Director of Philanthropy, he served as a special assistant and facilitated public events with government officials and private and public stakeholders. Gustavsson succeeds former RCHF President Jan Opdyke who passed away in December.

“Jan Opdyke was a great mentor and role model and I’m proud to lead the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation as we continue to meet the changing healthcare needs of the community,” said Gustavsson. “Through the Foundation's development campaigns and the generosity of our longstanding and new donors, we will work together to lead our hospital through the future.”

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Walla Walla University, Gustavsson completed a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University and received his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) in March 2021.

A Southern California native, Gustavsson is connected to the community he serves.

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