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The 35th Annual Golf Tournament

On Thursday, May 5, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation welcomed golfers back to the 35th Annual Golf Tournament at The Club at Castlewood in Pleasanton. After two years of being unable to gather in-person, the tournament brought together friends and community members to raise money for surgical services at Washington Hospital. Funds raised will help meet the rising patient demand for critical and lifesaving surgical procedures by funding state-of-the-art surgical equipment and technology for Washington Hospital’s Operating Rooms. For thirty-five years, the golf tournament has raised money for Washington Hospital. The Foundation is thrilled to announce it was yet another successful year with proceeds totaling just over $100,000!

The tournament is held in memory of Gene Angelo Pessagno, a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and longtime Fremont business owner. A sincere thanks to Laura Pessagno and her family for their longtime commitment to the Foundation, Service League and to Washington Hospital.

Special recognition was also given in memory of longtime Golf Chairman and Foundation Trustee, Lamar Hinton. This was the first tournament without him and he was dearly missed by all attendees.

The Foundation would like to recognize the following sponsors and donors. We are grateful for their support!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

AIG Retirement Services
Cris and Evelyn Raimundo
Trifecta Group
UCSF Health

Silver Sponsors

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moressi LLP
Ohlone College Foundation
Payden & Rygel
Republic Services
Vintaco, Inc. / Beretta Property Management
Washington Township Medical Foundation

Course Game Sponsors

Canopy Health
Masonic Homes of CA & Acacia Creek Community

Cash and In-Kind Donors

*Al & Marsha Badella *Elise M. Balgley *Joan Bobrink *Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course *Bay View Golf Club *Alberto & Maria Huezo/Costa Nova Wines * Chick-fil-A *Fremont Botanicals *GONUTZ with Donuts *Haller's Pharmacy * Pamela Lucia * Milliman, Inc. *Cathie Kelly * La Pinata Mexican Restaurant *Cynthia and Mike O’Brien * Pruneridge Golf Course * Sue Querner *Cris and Evelyn Raimundo *Ratcliff *Jack and Maria Rogers *The Club at Castlewood *West-Com & TV, Inc. *Washington Wellness Center *Washington Hospital Food & Nutrition *John Zubiena

The 35th Annual Top Hat Gala

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Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation at Washington Hospital - Opening in 2022, the Inpatient Acute Rehab Center will fill a critical gap in rehabilitation care in our local district and surrounding communities. The Center will offer intensive, specialized treatment for patients with stroke, limb amputation and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. The focus is individualized care and treatment to help patients develop the daily living skills needed to achieve the highest possible quality of life. Currently, patients have to travel far outside our community to receive this important specialty care. Through clinical collaboration and advanced technology, patients will receive daily physical, occupational and speech therapy from Washington Hospital's talented team of therapists and staff- giving them the best possible chances at reclaiming their independence.

Thank you to all who contributed to the 35th Annual Top Hat Gala in support of Washington Hospital’s new Inpatient Acute Rehab Center. Because of you, we’re able to bring this specialized level of care to patients in our local and surrounding communities.With the support of our generous community members, we’ve raised over $470,000 to purchase life-changing equipment and technology to help patients and their families achieve the best recovery outcomes possible. Thank you for keeping Washington Hospital strong!

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Watch the thank you video below from Washington Hospital CEO, Kimberly Hartz and Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation President, Gary Charland.

Thank you to our Supporters

  • Fremont Bank Foundation
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Rob & Cathy Avon
  • Al & Marsha Badella
  • Paul & Sandi Bonderson
  • Joe & Deolinda Caldeira
  • Gonsalves & Kozachenko
  • Kimberly Hartz
  • Donald & Gloria Johannsen
  • Cris & Evelyn Raimundo
  • Sisters of the Holy Family
  • UCSF Health
  • Union Bank
  • Vituity Anesthesiology
  • Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Aboumrad Family
  • Sophia Ahmad
  • Joan Bobrink
  • Dutra Enterprises, Inc.
  • Carol Dutra-Vernaci
  • Chapel of the Angels
  • Gary Charland
  • Sharon Gallacher
  • Helen Kennedy
  • Albert & Maria Huezo
  • Susan Johnson
  • Jacqueline Keeler & Galen Hamilton
  • Pam Lucia
  • Ron & Shirl Oliphant
  • Irshad Rasheed
  • Eileen Riener
  • Craig Silcox
  • Dr. Benn & Eva Sah
  • Sah Orthopaedic Associates
  • Roger Shanks
  • Jack & Maria Rogers
  • Marie Smith
  • Fran Stone
  • Joyce Wallace
  • Marlene Weibel
  • Laura Pessagno
  • Clay & Barbara Pimentel
  • Jeannie Yee
  • Linette Young
  • Dr. Carmen Agcaoili
  • Scott & Mary Piazza
  • Dee Antonio
  • The Bernardin Family McDonalds
  • Dale Hardware
  • Kristin Pulaski
  • Denise Stones
  • John Zubiena
  • Arthur Palo
  • Craig & Tina Steckler
  • Angus Cochran
  • Jimmy Chang
  • Ohlone College Foundation
  • Lynette Flower
  • Dr. Russell Nord
  • Dr. Sandeep Kunwar
  • Dr. Prasad Kilaru
  • Dr. Eldan Eichbaum
  • Kristin Ferguson
  • Katherine Riechers
  • Judy & Larry Day
  • Vicente Morales
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Maria Francisco
  • Lucy Hernandez
  • Kristi Caracappa
  • Maria Nunes
  • Royal Ambulance
  • Western Laboratories Medical Group
  • Dr. John Mehigan
  • Dr. Dianne Martin & William Utic
  • Dr. Desmond Erasmus
  • Dr. James & Jessie McGuire
  • Eleanor Wong
  • Walter & Mary Lynn Lewis
  • Carmen Mullin
  • Victoria Clinton
  • Rebecca Stange
  • Dr. Brian Smith
  • Clive & Martha Chambers
  • Lauren Lucas
  • Shirley Ahmad
  • Masonic Homes of California
  • Michelle Hudson & Wayne Garcia
  • Murco Management, Inc.
  • Kiwanis Club of Fremont
  • Alisa Curry
  • Le Moose Crepe Café
  • Fremont LEAF
  • GoNutz Donuts
  • Pangloss Cellars
  • Supreme Housewares
  • Balletto Vineyards
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Phina Chen
  • Nancy Estabillo
  • Costa Nova Wines
  • Gene Anderson
  • Amazing Basil
  • Christy Casey
  • Total Wine & More
  • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • StretchLab Fremont
  • 1st United Credit Union
  • iBRAG
  • Elliston Vineyards
  • Kel Kanady
  • Cheryl Renaud
  • Dick & Sandi Pantages
  • Ted & Karen Bressler
  • Gisela Hernandez
  • Lindsey Day
  • Robin Robinson
  • Lennart Tasche
  • Debbie Feary
  • Sherea Westra
  • Sabrina Valade
  • Dr. Khalid Baig
  • Jina Kim
  • Susan Yip
  • Brenda Brennan
  • Bariani Olive Oil
  • Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation