NorthBay check presentation

Guild Makes Dreams Come True

Each year the NorthBay Guild invites NorthBay Healthcare managers to present “wish lists” – the items their departments most desire to enhance patient care. In 2016, the Guild granted $100,000 in wish requests.

The Guild funded requests for portable vital sign monitors for the Emergency Department at both NorthBay Medical Center and NorthBayVacaValley Hospital, Accuvein devices for the NorthBay Cancer Center and Cardiac Catheterization Lab, a wheelchair scale for use in the Green Valley Center for Primary Care, and lifts and swings for the Lift Coach team, among other items.

Departments initially presented nearly $200,000 in requests, according to Jane Hilliard, director of volunteer services.

“Some of the items we were not able to fully fund through the Guild Wish List were eventually purchased, thanks to a Solano Community Foundation Grant.”

In addition to granting wishes, Guild members donated $25,000 from the Golf & Tennis Classic as part of their six-year commitment to NorthBay's trauma program and set aside $10,000 to fund scholarships for employees and teen volunteers pursuing education in a health-related field.