Helping Stroke Victims in Northern California

Mercy Foundation North

Betty and John Fitzpatrick
Betty and John Fitzpatrick

Mercy Foundation North in Redding, California, recently received a generous gift of $250,000 from John and Betty Fitzpatrick toward the Stroke and Vascular Advancement Project at Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR). This 3-year, $9.9 million project will update Bi-Plane Imaging, Single-Plane Imaging, the CT Scanner, and four suites that are used to detect and treat strokes and blood clot obstructions.

The Fitzpatrick family immediately saw the importance and impact this upgrade will have on stroke victims from Northern California, which will allow physicians to treat more patients locally. The Fitzpatricks have a long history of supporting the Redding community through philanthropy, including gifts over an 18-year period toward the MMCR’s Emergency Department renovation, pediatric critical care, hospice, ICU, and Shasta Senior Nutrition Program.

The Fitzpatricks are beloved members of the North State business community and are recognized philanthropic leaders in the area. “This gift reflects the Fitzpatrick’s support of the ministries of the Sisters of Mercy, and their deep commitment to improve the quality of health care and the quality of life in the North State,” said Maggie Redmon, Mercy Foundation North president. “We are incredibly blessed to have Betty and John in our family.”