PETALUMA, Calif. – October 6, 2020 –Marcus Benedetti, CEO of Clover Sonoma, a local family-owned and
operated dairy company, will present St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Valley
Hospital Foundation with a $100,000 check on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.
in front of the hospital to aid the hospital’s efforts in caring
for the needs of its community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The gift was matched by community members who contributed an additional
$105,000 to the hospital. The funds allow the Petaluma Valley Hospital
Foundation to purchase three new ventilators, six new gurneys and ensure
we continue to have a steady stream of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The funds also helped the hospital convert 11 additional patient rooms
into negative pressure rooms, increasing the capacity to care for patients
with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“We are so thankful to Clover Sonoma for their generous donation
to our hospital and those we serve,” said Tyler Hedden, Chief Executive
for St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County. “During the hardest times,
we see our community come together. Our partners and neighbors continue
to demonstrate unwavering support to each other, reinforcing why Sonoma
County is a treasure.”
Petaluma Valley Hospital is caring for its neighbors throughout the pandemic,
saving lives and providing treatment for patients with COVID-19 as well
as other conditions. Through partnerships like this, the hospital will
continue to provide the highest quality of care.
“Clover Sonoma has been a proud part of Sonoma County for over a
century," said Clover Sonoma CEO Marcus Benedetti. "Along the
way, we have found a strong sense of purpose by giving back to this community
we cherish. During the COVID-19 pandemic, investing in our local hospitals
and communities is essential. We are so proud other companies and individuals
matched our donation to Petaluma Valley Hospital, an institution that
has supported us for 70 years.”
**Media, please park in front of the main entrance and call (707) 495-6596
or (707) 800-5555 in advance of/upon your arrival and a representative
will escort you to the event***