Clover Sonoma Donates $100,000 to St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Valley Hospital Foundation for COVID-19 Efforts

October 9, 2020 Providence News Team

Marcus Benedetti, CEO of Clover Sonoma, a local family-owned and operated dairy company, will present St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Valley Hospital Foundation with a $100,000 check on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in front of the hospital to aid the hospital’s efforts in caring for the needs of its community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The gift was matched by community members who contributed an additional $105,000 to the hospital. The funds allow the Petaluma Valley Hospital Foundation to purchase three new ventilators, six new gurneys and ensure we continue to have a steady stream of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The funds also helped the hospital convert 11 additional patient rooms into negative pressure rooms, increasing the capacity to care for patients with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

“We are so thankful to Clover Sonoma for their generous donation to our hospital and those we serve,” said Tyler Hedden, Chief Executive for St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County. “During the hardest times, we see our community come together. Our partners and neighbors continue to demonstrate unwavering support to each other, reinforcing why Sonoma County is a treasure.”

Petaluma Valley Hospital is caring for its neighbors throughout the pandemic, saving lives and providing treatment for patients with COVID-19 as well as other conditions. Through partnerships like this, the hospital will continue to provide the highest quality of care.

“Clover Sonoma has been a proud part of Sonoma County for over a century," said Clover Sonoma CEO Marcus Benedetti. "Along the way, we have found a strong sense of purpose by giving back to this community we cherish. During the COVID-19 pandemic, investing in our local hospitals and communities is essential. We are so proud other companies and individuals matched our donation to Petaluma Valley Hospital, an institution that has supported us for 70 years.”

**Media, please park in front of the main entrance and call (707) 495-6596 or (707) 800-5555 in advance of/upon your arrival and a representative will escort you to the event***

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