Gifts that keep on giving

Women who come to Community Hospital’s Breast Care Center will find the latest in screening and diagnostic technology — thanks in large part to a hugely successful fundraising campaign led by a dedicated group of local women. The committee of eight launched the Breast Care Center Initiative just over a year ago, and in a relatively short time met their $2.5 million goal.

Their story is one of several about the power of giving, the theme of this issue of Pulse magazine.

You’ll also read about stroke patients who learn to use their hands and legs again with nerve-stimulation devices purchased through a grant from a doctor who once practiced at Community Hospital.

And you’ll learn about employees at Pebble Beach Company who give month after month when the bloodmobile arrives to collect pints of "the gift of life."

Giving also comes in an artistic form through the donation of a large collection of works by early Carmel arts pioneers George and Catherine Seideneck. The pieces are a wonderful addition to Community Hospital’s healing environment.

We hope you are inspired by the stories in this issue, and we welcome your comments. We also invite you to share stories about your interactions with Community Hospital. We are collecting them for a special edition marking our 75th anniversary in October. To learn how to tell us your story, please see What's Your Story?  

  Steven Packer, MD

  President/CEO