Longtime friends of Redlands Community Hospital receive Luminary Awards for truly making a difference

REDLANDS, CA – August 3, 2017- Redlands Community Hospital (“RCH”) relies on the generous support of the donors within the communities it serves.

In recognition of that support, Redlands Community Hospital Foundation honored long time constituents with the prestigious Luminary Award at their annual President’s Forum and Donor Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, held at Redlands Country Club.

This year, the Foundation honored several important recipients, people and organizations that have truly gone above and beyond the call for Redlands Community Hospital.

Honorees this year included the Redlands Police Officers Foundation, who have been faithful contributors to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Bradley B. Basinger, M.D., a longtime supporter who recently gifted part of his valuable art collection to the hospital; major benefactors Russell and Jan Burch; and Valerie Kaura, MSRN, FNP-BC, Director of Critical Care at RCH.

“Our donors are very important, enabling the hospital to accomplish its mission of providing high-quality care to our neighbors within the many communities we proudly serve,” said Jan Opdyke, president of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. “Their support is essential to helping us stay current in a fast-changing healthcare environment. This luncheon was one way we can say ‘thank-you’ for their continuous support.”

Harvey Hansen, Vice President of Professional and General Services also presented a “state of the hospital” overview that included an update on the many important projects and programs at the hospital including the expansion of the Emergency Department.

“This hospital is a light to the community, and it burns much brighter thanks to the overwhelming support we receive from our donors,” said Lynn Whitmer, chairman of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation board. “We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough for the support they give us; this luncheon is one way we can let them know what we feel in our hearts.”

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Redlands Community Hospital Foundation supports Redlands Community Hospital which is an independent not-for-profit, stand-alone hospital.