A Community Benefit for Palm Drive Hospital

The Heart of Health Care ~ A Community Benefit for Palm Drive Hospital was a Success!


The Heart of Health Care Program





We are happy to report that the gathering of friends, doctors, hospital staff and community leaders on Sunday, October 21st at the French Garden Restaurant & Bistro for this year’s Community Benefit Dinner was a major success. The sold out dinner – donated so generously by French Garden owners Dan Smith and Joan Marler – provided net donations of over $40,000 to kick-off our three-year campaign to improve the Emergency Room facilities at Palm Drive Hospital.

Auctioneer Efren Carillo managed the spirited Live Auction to benefit the hospital and Master of Ceremonies Ted Williams introduced the key players for the evening’s program, including the new Executive Director for the Hospital, Tom Harlan. Dinner Committee Chair and Foundation Board member, Heidi Gillen, then introduced this year’s “Hero in Health Care Award” recipient, Dr. Jorge Gonzalez.We want to thank our Sponsors (listed below) and all of you who purchased a ticket and made donations to support your hospital. Things are definitely looking up for Palm Drive Hospital now and Sunday’s dinner was a wonderful celebration of our success.

Platinum Sponsor
French Garden Restaurant & Bistro, Dan Smith & Joan Marler


Gold Sponsor
Merry Edwards Winery

Silver Sponsors
Apple Valley Post-Acute Rehab
August Truth Cellars, Tom & Ruth Harlan
Codding Foundation
Jim Gomme
Kathleen Brennan & Thomas Waits
Mark Olson, Forestville Pharmacy
Marty Webb
Phillips & Thomas, Inc. CPAs
Roger Pitzen, MD

Community Heart Sponsors
Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Bob & Heidi Gillen
Dennis Colthurst
Dutton-Goldfield Winery
Ed Bauman, PhD
Emeritus Vineyard, Brice Jones
Gail Thomas, Pooh Corner Farm
Harvey Henningsen
June Mendonca
Redhawk Glass, Inc.
Rose Draper Graphic Design
Sebastopol Hardware
Steve Mertens, MD
Stewart Goldberg

Community Supporters
Amy Schiff, LAc
Balletto Vineyards & Winery
Baskin Robbins, Sebastopol
Bluewater Bistro
Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa
David Bannister
Dawn C. Wiggins
Dr. James and Lynn Fitzwater
Exchange Bank, Sebastopol
Gone Tropo, Keith & Karen Miller
H&M Landscape
Jane Krensky & Peggy Tourje
Joanne Marion
John Moise
Judith Fenley, RN
McKesson Corporation
Michael Lipelt, ND, LAc
Korbell Cellars
Peace in Medicine
Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
Renga Arts
Sebastopol Inn
The Links at Bodega Harbour
The Tides Wharf Restaurant