Mayers Memorial – Fall River Mills, California
What began with a single gift more than 60 years ago, will now continue to grow thanks to the generosity of many gifts. For six decades, Mayers Memorial Hospital has been committed to providing outstanding patient-centered healthcare to the rural, intermountain communities of Shasta, Modoc and Lassen counties. The gift of a six-acre parcel of land in Fall River Mills provided the location to build the original hospital, and now, $3 million in donations will help to provide a 10,740-square-foot expansion. The new wing will allow the hospital to meet state seismic requirements and will house emergency services, laboratory and imaging. In addition, the project will provide seismic retrofits and updates to the existing facility.
The total project cost is $18.3 million, with the majority funded by a low-interest USDA loan of $15,323,600. In order to raise the remaining $3 million, the Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation initiated a community campaign led by Foundation CEO Marlene McArthur. Donations poured in from Mayers’ staff, physicians and board members; community members; regional industry leaders; the Hatchet Ridge Wind Project; and foundations, including a $1 million investment from The McConnell Foundation.
Mayers Memorial issued the following statement: “We are grateful to everyone at The McConnell Foundation for working with our organization on this amazing new hospital wing project. In the 60 years Mayers Memorial has served our community, we continuously strive to improve the quality of healthcare we provide our community.”