Sonora, CA…Sonora Regional Medical Center’s 6th Annual Festival of Lights, a benefit for Hospice of the Sierra, will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in front of the hospital, at the entrance to the Professional Center and Community Pharmacy at 900 Greenley Road.
The Festival of Lights serves as a way for friends and families to honor and remember loved ones. Lights, tree decorations and decorated trees to be displayed on the Medical Center grounds can be purchased in honor or in memory of loved ones in peoples’ lives. All honorees will be recognized in the event program and on the honor roll displayed at the hospital in December.
During the event there will be devotions, music and a dancer. Spiced apple cider and fresh baked cookies will be served. As in past years, the northeast corner of the Medical Center at Greenley and Delnero Streets will be decorated with holiday lights and decorations.
Funds raised from the event will assist patients and families needing hospice care who cannot afford it. If you are interested in donating, please contact the Foundation at 536-5022.
Sonora Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health/Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Sonora Regional Medical Center services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for a total of 4,500 admissions, 528 deliveries, 22,994 emergency department visits, 288,542 outpatient visits and 37,225 home care visits in 2012. Staffed by over 165 physicians, 1,260 employees, and 175 volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. To find a physician in the area, contact the Physician Referral Line at (209) 536-3344.