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Weills contribute $1M to SVH

Sonoma Valley Hospital is nearing the end of its $11 million capital campaign, which was bolstered this week thanks to a $1 million donation from the Weill Family Foundation.

The campaign will cover the cost of completing the hospital’s new emergency and surgical center, to be debuted in November.

“This is a tremendous boost for the community as we enter the final stretch of our campaign,” said Gary Nelson, co-chair of the hospital’s Capital Campaign for Emergency Care. “Sandy and Joan’s generous $1 million gift, along with other recent donations, brings the campaign total to $10.4 million. We are now counting on the community to take us over the top in the weeks ahead and help us reach our $11 million goal. With broad support, we will have the new emergency and surgery centers paid for by the time we open the doors.

“The Weill gift, along with the gifts of many others, is indicative of the support from new arrivals to ‘old timers’ who understand the critical importance of the Sonoma Valley Hospital emergency room.”

Sanford “Sandy” Weill, a well-known banker, financier and philanthropist, and his wife, Joan, have a home in Sonoma.

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