CHICO, Calif., May 13, 2016 – The Chuck and Sharon Patterson Charitable Fund has pledged a gift totaling $250,000 over five years in support of Enloe Medical Center’s future Cardiovascular Care Center. The family considers the donation a way to give back to a community that has given them so much.
“We’re saying thank you to the people of Chico for their business at our dealership and tow company throughout the years,” said owner Chuck Patterson, who launched his business in Chico in the mid-1960s. “When we give back in this way, it helps people in our community.”
The Patterson family gift tipped the total amount of donations for the Enloe Cardiovascular Care Center campaign to $1 million. The goal of the fundraising campaign, overseen by the Enloe Foundation, is to raise $5 million in charitable gifts over the next four years to help cover the $17 million cost of this project.
The Patterson family has supported the community in a myriad of ways for decades. Their local beneficiaries have included the Enloe Infusion Center, Annie B’s Matching Pool, Meals on Wheels, Butte Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, City of Chico Animal Shelter, Butte College, Salvation Army and Bidwell Park Caper Acres, among a list of many others. They have also supported sports boosters through car raffles for local high schools.
“We are grateful to the Patterson family for this very generous gift,” said Mike Wiltermood, President/CEO at Enloe Medical Center. “We appreciate the trust they have placed in us as a charitable organization worthy of their support.”
About the future center
The Cardiovascular Care Center is being designed to create a convenient and central point of heart care with dedicated staff, improving patients’ access to care and their overall experience at the hospital. The center will be built within existing hospital facility. It will more than double the current capacity for heart care and include three new procedure rooms and new medical imaging equipment (for a total of four procedure rooms); 10 bays dedicated to patient care before and after a procedure; a new diagnostic treatment area; a spacious family lounge; and a private meeting room for physicians and patient family.
In addition to raising the level of care, the center will serve as an important recruiting tool in the hospital’s search for the next generation of interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
In total, with costs of construction, technology and furnishing, the center is expected to cost approximately $17 million. Co-chairing the fundraising campaign are Dr. Peter and Kathryn Magnusson as well as Tom and Anastacia Snyder Lando. Enloe Medical Center will cover the remaining costs through the hospital’s operating funds.
Individuals or businesses wishing to help support this important community project can find more information at www.enloe.org/giving.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call (530) 332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.