Individuals who show a passion for helping others presented with inaugural
awards for long-time commitment to Redlands Community Hospital
REDLANDS, Calif. (April, 2016) –The Redlands Community Hospital Foundation (RCHF)
recently awarded the inaugural President’s Luminary Awards to four
individuals who have donated their time, talents and financial resources
to further the mission of the 122-year-old community hospital. The presentation
of the awards was conducted during the annual President’s Forum luncheon.
Each year, the new award will be presented to recognize those who have
financially supported the hospital.
“With this special recognition, the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation
celebrates the generosity and passion of these local philanthropists,”
said Lynn Whitmer, chair of the RCHF Board of Directors. “Their
financial support enables the hospital to provide patients with exceptional
care, and drives new technologies and program expansion forward.”
Karen Zirkle, PT, director of the hospital’s Spine and Joint Institute
and Department of Physical Medicine; community members Jake and Jan Jacobson;
and Alvin Umeda, M.D., an otolaryngologist and RCH board member, were
named the first-time recipients of the President’s Luminary Awards.
Zirkle, who has worked at RCH since 2002, donates annually and provides
an inspiration for other staff members of the hospital to give and support
the mission. The Jacobsons have spent numerous hours as volunteers, and
have written grants and newsletters to support the hospital. Additionally,
the couple donates annually to the hospital and to the RCHF’s annual
Dr. Umeda, who also serves on the hospital’s board of directors,
supports the hospital financially as well as by his dedicated spirit to
providing his patients with exceptional care.
Redlands Community Hospital is one of the few stand-alone, not-for-profit
community hospitals in the region. The Foundation supports the hospital’s
mission by raising contributions that increase the margin of excellence
in the delivery of healthcare to our community.
For more information about Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, please visit
www.redlandshospital.org or call (909) 335-5500.
About Redlands Community Hospital
Redlands Community Hospital is a 229-bed, independent not-for-profit, stand-alone
facility located in Southern California. The hospital has been providing
quality healthcare to neighbors in Redlands and surrounding communities
since 1904. The hospital has 270 board certified physicians, 100 health
plans, 1,400 employees, and more than 300 volunteers. Many of our Inland
Empire neighbors have come to rely on us for all their healthcare needs.