Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Fall 2019

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Merced, CA Permit No. 1186 Dignity Health PO Box 119 Bakersfield, CA 93302 Save the date! Go Red Por Tú Corazón Oct. 6, 1:30 to 4 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Parish Youth Center See page 2 Mercy Hospital Southwest is preparing to break ground on a multimillion-dollar expansion project that will help close the gap between Bakersfield’s Westside and the demand for advanced health care services. The project includes a $248 million, four-story, 106-bed patient care tower on the campus at Stockdale Highway and Old River Road. The new tower will allow the hospital to expand existing services, such as women’s health, orthopedics, oncology, surgery, and intensive care. New services including cardiology, cardiac catheterization, and neurosurgery will also be added. The expansion will be made possible, in part, by two gifts of $1 million each from long-time supporters of Dignity Health Mercy Hospital to create The David and Catherine Gay Family Intensive Care Unit and The Drs. Ravi and Naina Patel Oncology Floor. Healthcare on Bakersfield’sWestside is getting amajor boost, thanks to the generosity of two local families Philanthropic families Thank you to the David and Catherine Gay Family and Drs. Ravi and Naina Patel. Building on a legacy