Message From the Director
It's funny in this day and age to think of Sonny and Cher every time I think of the work that has been done this past year.
"The Beat Goes On" was very popular when I was growing up. This year it was the theme for our December event--A Star Affaire...The Beat Goes On. What a wonderful theme for our Cardiac Program and the joining of our community around our new Cardiac Catheterization Lab. I get goose bumps every time I remember standing in the Cath Lab watching one of our skilled cardiologists performing a lifesaving procedure here at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center right before my eyes. Now, with the generosity of so many, we have two functioning Cath Labs for our patients who deserve the best heart care close to home.
Along with our Cardiac Cath Lab, the Foundation was able to transfer approximately $1.5 million to St. John to benefit a number of its programs. The Foundation Board is proud of the work it does and feels blessed to be a part of an exciting time in the history of St. John. On behalf of all of the Board members, our staff, and our patients--"The beat goes on, the beat goes on. Hearts keep pounding a rhythm to the brain. La-de-da-de-da." Thank you!
Cathy Barr, CFRE