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The SNMH Foundation was incorporated in 1984 by a dedicated group of volunteers who recognized the importance of community involvement in maintaining the high level of health care in our area. They organized as a not-for-profit with the mission of soliciting, receiving and managing gifts of money and property to benefit Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Gay Pryor, Curtis Grimes, John Kneepkens, Bill Briggs and others set the tempo for this involvement.  Gay went far above and beyond by actually "housing" the fledgling-would-be-foundation in his barn until, after months of hard work, the Foundation received its 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, and became incorporated.

40 years later, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation is a thriving independent nonprofit fulfilling our mission to support our local Hospital. 

Community support has expanded access to healthcare by building the Outpatient Center, developing and expanding the Cancer Center, building the Diagnostic Imaging Center, expanding the Emergency Department and ensuring that our community has access to vital health care programs and services. Nearly every area of our local hospital has been touched by generous community donations. 

We thank you for your 40 years of caring, 40 years of giving.

Ruby Anniversary 
Jewelry Raffle

Sponsored by Stucki Jewelers
One ticket, four drawings for four lovely ruby jewelry pieces

Stucki Jewelers is joining the celebration of our Ruby Anniversary by providing four exquisite ruby jewelry pieces from the four decades of SNMH Foundation. A $40 donation enters you into the raffle for a chance to win one of four pieces.

Tickets available at Stucki Jewelers at the SNMH Foundation office.

The winning tickets will be pulled and announced at Starry, Starry Nights on June 29th (you do not need to be present to win). 


The First SNMH Foundation
Board of Directors

Hary Boisvert
Curtis Grimes
Lois Jones
Thies Murphy, President
Beege Magill
Dale Boothby
Lou Johnson
Don Woods, Treasurer
James Chargin, MD
Judy Blaylock, Secretary
John Kneepkens
Rita Scarlett
Marilyn Alstrand, Director at Large
Gay Pryor, Vice President

Curtis Grimes was president of the development organization before it officially became the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation.

40th Anniversary
Special Campaign

ICCU Modernization Project

Modernizing Life-Saving Care
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Raising $1.2million for our Intensive Critical Care Unit. 

Upgrading the 10 ICCU rooms that served 1600 patients last year alone. 

Rendering of the new ICCU Rooms to be completed in 2025.