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St. John’s Hospitals Physicians, Nurses and Staff Provide Gift Baskets to Families in Need this Holiday Season

Media Contact: Christina Zicklin, (310) 922-8522, Christina.Zicklin@DignityHealth.org

OXNARD, CA – December 21, 2021 – Physicians, nurses and staff at Dignity Health-St. John’s Hospitals in Camarillo and Oxnard are paying it forward by providing more than 40 families with presents for Christmas.

More than 500 wrapped gifts will be given to families who are served by the County of Ventura Homeless Services Program, Lighthouse for Women and Children and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.

“Many of the families we adopted have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will truly benefit from these gifts,” said Barry Wolfman, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo. “While we have faced our own challenges throughout the pandemic, our staff feels fortunate to lend a hand to those in need in our community.”
Individuals from each family provided a wish list which consisted of basic need items such as clothing and shoes as well as toys for kids.

The gifts will be shared with the families just in time for Christmas.


About Dignity Health-St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo
Dignity Health-St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo comprise the largest non-profit acute care provider in Ventura County. Founded more than 100 years ago, St. John’s Hospitals are nationally recognized for quality care, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care. Learn more at DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional or DignityHealth.org/StJohnsHospitalCamarillo.