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Redlands Community Hospital honors Emergency Department Founder, the late Dr. Stephen Lazarus

More than 50 colleagues, family and community members gathered at Redlands Community Hospital this week for a plaque dedication ceremony to honor the memory of Dr. Stephen Lazarus, who founded the Redlands Community Hospital emergency department. Dr. Lazarus was the department’s director for more than 20 years.  He passed away in January of this year.  “Dr. Lazarus was a leader and an innovative healer who recognized the value of an emergency department and its impact on the community,” says Jim Holmes, president and CEO of Redlands Community Hospital. “His contributions to the hospital and community will continue to be remembered on honored.” Lazarus established the emergency department at Redlands Community Hospital in 1973 after a non-traditional path to medicine.  Originally admitted to the University of Michigan to study nuclear physics, Lazarus lost interest and headed west where he dealt blackjack, craps, and roulette at 14 different casinos in Las Vegas before being drafted to serve in the military. After completing his service in the military, Lazarus enrolled in the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). Upon graduation, he was accepted to the University of Oregon Medical…

Redlands Community Hospital Volunteer Program honored by Northside Impact Committee

The Northside Impact Committee honored the volunteer program at Redlands Community Hospital (RCH) during its “28 Years of Making a Difference” Recognition and Scholarships Awards at the Orton Center at University of Redlands. Redlands Community Hospital has more than 275 volunteers who lend their time and talent to support the patients, physicians, nurses, and staff of the hospital. The committee unanimously decided to recognize the entire team for their dedication to the hospital and community. “As a patient at the hospital, I have personally experienced the kindness and generosity of the volunteers,” said Ed Flores, chairman of the Northside Impact Committee. “Every member of the committee has been impressed with the work ethic and continual support the volunteers provide to the hospital and members of our community.” Among scholarship recipients was Shreya Guryanathen, junior volunteer at RCH in the Maternal Child unit and a student at Citrus Valley High School. An exceptional student, she maintains impressive grades while being involved in extracurricular activities at school, church, in the community. Shreya plans to major in biology in college. James H. Stellar, a longtime volunteer at RCH,…

Stater Bros. Charities Awards Redlands Community Hospital $100,000 grant to improve cancer detection in the Inland Empire

Stater Bros. Charities presented Redlands Community Hospital with a check for $100,000 that will enable its Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health to acquire a cutting-edge ultrasound system from women’s health leader Siemens to improve cancer detection. The presentation, featuring representatives from both organizations, marked the seventh consecutive year that Stater Bros. Charities has generously contributed funds designed to bolster the care and support provided by Redlands Community Hospital. “We’re extremely grateful for this gift,” said James R. Holmes, president and CEO of Redlands Community Hospital. “For many years Stater Bros. Charities has committed to partnering with organizations that support our community. We are thrilled that they have once again chosen to support our mission to improve access to leading diagnostic technology that will improve cancer detection and care.” Attending the ceremony were Peter Van Helden, CEO for Stater Bros. Markets; Nancy Negrette, executive director of Stater Bros. Charities; and Danielle Oehlman, manager of Stater Bros. Charities. In addition to Holmes, representing the hospital were Jan Opdyke, president of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation; and Todd Sexton, assistant vice president of professional services. On hand…

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