October 1, 2013
Ambassadors of Hope
Since 1975, Virginia Garcia has been planting seeds of change in the delivery of health care in Washington and Yamhill Counties, resulting in care for over 36,000 patients today. The Ambassadors of Hope celebrated a year of growth and success for Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center. Greg Bell, author of Water The Bamboo®: Unleashing the Potential Of Teams And Individuals delivered the keynote address..
September 13, 2013
NW Regional Gift Of Life Fundraiser (G.O.L.F.)
This was the 4th annual tournament hosted by the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Foundation. Proceeds benefit children's health issues both locally and world wide.
August 16, 2013
Sixth Annual Health and Resource Fair
As part of National Health Center Week, Virginia Garcia hosted their Sixth Annual Health and Resource Fair on August 16th. Patients and community members were invited to take part in health, dental and vision screenings, health education, activities and exercise opportunities and cooking tips in our teaching kitchen. Virginia Garcia was joined by many partner agencies providing an array of services. The Health Fair took place at the Cornelius Wellness Center (1151 N. Adair Street, Cornelius, OR 97113).
June 29, 2013
Virginia Garcia's Grape Adventure
Guests were treated to an inside look at Virginia Garcia’s clinics, as well as a customized tour of some of the best wineries of Yamhill County. The final stop of the tour included a silent auction of premier items and a paddle raise in support of Virginia Garcia. All proceeds raised at the event were designated for our Outreach Department and the services they provide for our patients working in the fields, nurseries and vineyards.
April 2, 2013
Fifth Annual Health Care Symposium
Over 300 people joined Virginia Garcia for our Fifth Annual Health Care Symposium. Regional experts and leaders from Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) examined methods of health care innovation that lower costs and improve patient outcomes. The panel was led by Dr. Arnold Milstein, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Director of CERC.
March 15, 2013
Ribbon Cutting - Century High School-Based Health Center
The celebration of the opening of the Century High School-Based Health Center recognized the many partnerships that made the project a reality. The event featured building tours and wellness activities.
October 19, 2012
Cornelius Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting
Over 400 people joined us to celebrate the grand opening of the Cornelius Wellness Center. The event featured Representative Suzanne Bonamici, music, tours of the new facility, zumba, physical therapy and cooking demonstrations. Designed to promote wellness, the new facility includes a commercial teaching kitchen, group visit space, public greenways, community gardens and exercise space.
October 19, 2012
Health and Resource Fair, Cornelius
Held at the new Cornelius Wellness Center, the Fifth Annual Health & Resource Fair brought together multiple community agencies to provide health screenings, resource information and education to the community. Event highlights included: health, vision and dental screenings, nutrition education, children's activities, music and dancing.
October 20, 2012
Walk for Wellness
To celebrate the grand opening of the new Cornelius Wellness Center the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation held their first ever Walk for Wellness. Over 300 people joined us for a two mile walk through the community of Cornelius. Funds raised through the walk are being used to support Virginia Garcia’s Wellness Program.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Health and Resource Fair, Yamhill County
The Fourth Annual Health & Resource Fair held at Newberg High School brought together multiple community agencies to provide health screenings, resource information and education to the community. Event highlights included: health, vision and dental screenings, nutrition education and more.
JULY 14, 2012
Uncorked: Oregon Wine and Art Auction
Over 250 people joined us for a night of live music, delicious local wines, exquisite cuisine and spectacular auction packages at Methven Family Vineyards. The event benefits the Rotary Club of McMinnville Foundations Charities, the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation.
Thank you to everyone for your support!
MAY 1, 2012
Fourth Annual Health Care Symposium: The Social Determinants of Health--from Theory to Practice
On May 1, 2012, Virginia Garcia hosted its fourth annual Health Care Symposium, bringing together health care leaders from across the region to discuss the most pressing health care issues of our time and how they're impacting Oregonians. This year's Symposium will address human wellness using the social determinants of health framework. The theory explores an entire spectrum of life experiences including employment, education, housing, food and mental health care, along with a regular health care home and how they contribute to a person's health. Our panel of experts from these fields will discuss how they are taking this theory and putting it into practice.
MARCH 20, 2012
Virginia Garcia and Portland Timbers Happy Hour
Virginia Garcia and the Portland Timbers hosted Happy Hour at Trébol. Ten percent of the evenings net proceeds benefited Virginia Garcia. The Portland Timbers Diego Chara (#21) joined us for photos and autographs.
OCT 19, 2011:
Third Annual Ambassors of Hope
More than 250 guests joined us for the third annual Ambassadors of Hope event at Multnomah Athletic Club, benefiting services for patients at Virginia Garcia. This year's event featured key note speaker Kevin Carroll, Katalyst; Rob Smith, Portland Business Journal; Dr. Lyn Jacobs, Virginia Garcia; and Jorge Gonzalez, University of Portland student and Virginia Garcia patient.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Ant Hill Marketing, A to Z Wineworks/REX HILL, Capital Pacific Bank, CareOregon, Dick's Auto Group, Howard S. Wright Construction, Integra Telecom, Kaiser Permanente, Nike Sport Research Lab, Pacific University, Tuality Healthcare, U.S. Bank, USI Northwest.
AUG 12, 2011:
Cornelius Wellness Center Groundbreaking Celebration
Over 450 people gathered together for the groundbreaking celebration for the innovative new center, which will have a unique focus on wellness and prevention education and will double Virginia Garcia's capacity to serve patients. Guests heard from community leaders and those who will be impacted by the project.
AUG 12, 2011:
Health and Resource Fair, Cornelius
The fourth annual Health & Resource Fair brought together multiple community agencies to provide health screenings, resource information and education to the community. Event highlights include: health, vision and dental screenings, nutrition education, children's activities, music and dancing.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Woodstock Chiropractic, Kaiser Permanente, KGW Estrella TV, McDonald Zaring Insurance, NW Natural, Optimist Club of Hillsboro, Pacific University, PacificSource, Portland Trail Blazers, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Scott Edwards Architecture, Tuality Healthcare
JUL 31, 2011:
Health and Resource Fair, McMinnville
The third annual Health & Resource Fair brought together multiple community agencies to provide health screenings, resource information and education to the community. Event highlights included: health, vision and dental screenings, nutrition education and more.
JUL 9, 2011:
Uncorked: the Oregon Wine and Art Auction
Over 250 people gathered for a night of live music, delicious local wines, exquisite cuisine and spectacular auction packages at Methven Family Vineyards. The event benefitted the Rotary Club of McMinnville Foundations Charities, the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation.
JUL 4, 2011:
ClarkLewis Annual 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Party
Over 200 people gathered for a night of fun, delicious food, live music and local wines and the amazing Portland waterfront fireworks display. The event benefitted Virginia Garcia.
APR 7, 2011:
Virginia Garcia's Third Annual Health Care Symposium: Balancing Access, Experience and Cost in a Shifting Environment
Over 220 people gathered to participate in Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's third annual Health Care Symposium.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Pacific Continental Bank; Providence Health and Services; Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt; The Standard; Kaiser Permanente; CareOregon; The CHP Group; McDonald Zaring Insurance; Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon; Tuality Healthcare; Pacific University and Dark Wing Productions.
OCT 7, 2010:
Ambassadors of Hope
Cocktail Reception: Celebrating 35 Years!
Over 200 guests joined us in celebration of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center's 35th Anniversary, helping to usher in another 35 years of hope by investing in the health of our community. Thank you community partners!
The evening featured Master of Ceremonies Rob Smith, editor of the Portland Business Journal, and Mike Scogna, former Fortune 300 executive and professional speaker. Two Virginia Garcia patients shared their stories and talked about how Virginia Garcia changed their lives.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Family Care, Kaiser Permanente, CareOregon, Regence, Tuality Healthcare, McDonald Zaring Insurance, Pacific University, U.S. Bank, Dick's Auto Group, Scott Edwards Architecture, Integra Telecom
AUG 15, 2010:
Virginia Garcia’s 35th Anniversary Party!
Thank you to Trebol for hosting Virginia Garcia's 35th Anniversary party! Trebol donated 10% of all sales to Virginia Garcia.
AUG 13, 2010:
VG Behind the Scenes, An Oral History of Virginia Garcia
More than 80 attendees heard about the founding of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center first hand from Virginia Garcia’s leaders, past and present, and enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Cornelius Clinic.
AUG 13, 2010:
Virginia Garcia's Health and Wellness Fair
More than 40 agencies delivered health, dental and vision screenings to 300 fair attendees, free of charge, along with resource information from a variety of community organizations. Fair attendees also enjoyed lively music and snowcones.
JUL 10, 2010:
Uncorked: The Oregon Wine & Art Auction
Almost 300 people enjoyed first class entertainment, tasted Willamette Valley wines poured by the vintners themselves and bid on special wine and art packages in the beautiful setting of Methven Family Vineyards. This event benefits Virginia Garcia, Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and the Rotary Club of McMinnville charities.
Special thanks to the Rotary Club of McMinnville for putting on this event and to Methven Family Vineyards for hosting it!
JUN 23, 2010:
Genoa and Accanto: Healthy Hands, Healthy Harvest Partnership
Guests at Portland’s famous Genoa and Accanto Restaurants enjoyed an evening of an unmatched dining experience, all benefitting Virginia Garcia.
While guests enjoyed an evening of great food and wine, they supported local farmworkers and helped to provide them with the healthcare services they need. 15% of sales went to support Virginia Garcia’s migrant outreach program.
A special thanks to Genoa and Accanto for this amazing partnership!
FEB 10, 2010:
Virginia Garcia Health Care Symposium
Over 250 people gathered for the second annual Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Health Care Symposium, held on April 7th, just two weeks after the landmark health care reform legislation became law.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Pfizer, Regence, McDonald Zaring Insurance, Pacific University, Kaiser Permanente, CareOregon, PacificSource, Schwabe Williamson Wyatt, The Standard, Providence
FEB 10, 2010:
Virginia Garcia Night at Trebol
A big thank you to Trebol for providing a delicious opportunity to both dine at their restaurant while supporting Virginia Garcia's vital programs and services!
DEC 17 - 24, 2009:
Hillsboro Peet's Coffee & Tea Holiday Donations Program for Virginia Garcia
We appreciate the partnership with Hillsboro's Peet's store for selecting Virginia Garcia for their annual holiday donations program. This program is a cherished tradition that brings together employees, customers and communities to help those in need.
DEC 10, 2009:
A Christmas Carol Benefit for Virginia Garcia and Kids Dental Services
An enthusiastic audience filled the Venetian Theatre for a delightful production of A Christmas Carol, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions and benefiting kids dental services at Virginia Garcia. Thank you to Bag&Baggage for partnering with us!
SEP 24, 2009:
Ambassadors of Hope
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Over 200 guests joined us as we honored healthcare heroes Ant Hill Marketing; Lynn Baker; Laura Byerly, MD; Ruth Dallas and Kaiser Permanente for their inspiring work in support of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and its patients.
THANK YOU AGAIN to our sponsors: Spirit Media, Ant Hill Marketing, CareOregon, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific University, Regence BlueCross Blue Shield, McDonald Zaring Insurance, Providence Newberg