Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hospital Improvements

The Legacy Campaign includes improvements to the Emergency Department, Acute Rehabilitation Center, Imaging Services, and Cancer Services

ARROYO GRANDE, CA – October 27, 2017 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to invite the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, November 6th at 5:00 p.m. outside the Emergency Department, the site of one of several major hospital improvements that will be made as part of the Legacy Campaign.

The Legacy Campaign at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is a fundraising effort to expand and improve critical areas of the hospital including the Emergency Department, Acute Rehabilitation Center, imaging services, and cancer services. These improvements will be the result of years of planning, fundraising, and development. The expansions, renovations, and equipment purchases are expected to meet community and patient needs for decades.

The Foundation launched the Legacy Campaign in 2014, and has since raised nearly three quarters of its $6.5 million goal with support from philanthropic community members, local businesses, and hospital employees and volunteers. The Foundation will continue to raise funds for these improvements until its $6.5 million goal is met.

The groundbreaking ceremony will include presentations from hospital leadership about the future plans of the Legacy Campaign. “It is wonderful to see how far we’ve come with the support of the community. We are making history with these transformations, which will ensure the best health care possible is available for our community for years to come,” said Kathy Tompkins, longtime member of the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Expansion and renovations of the Emergency Department are expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. Improvements to the Acute Rehabilitation Center will begin in January 2018, and are expected to be completed in June 2018. The Will Medical Office Building that will house outpatient imaging and cancer services is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in August 2018.

About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast.  Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to http://www.dignityhealth.org/arroyo-grande/