$365,000 Nelson Estate Gift Launches Grateful Patients Program for Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation

Helen and Ray Bazenni
The planned facility at the Mark Twain Medical Center

The estate of Angelina M. Nelson and her late husband, Joseph Rovetti, of San Andreas is the first to contribute to the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation through its new Grateful Patient Program.

Foundation President Greg Jordan reports a gift of $365,000 from the Nelson Estate will go towards the medical centers greatest needs and to support the Cardio Pulmonary Program on the San Andreas campus of Mark Twain Medical Center.

The Grateful Patient Program is a new focus for Foundation fund raising, Jordan explained. “It provides patients and their families a mechanism to donate as a tribute to high quality medical care provided at our hospital. Funds can be directed to support specific specialty areas.”

Jordan added, “Angelina and John were active members of the Calaveras community since moving here in 1947. Their generosity has benefited many community organizations and they were always dedicated supporters of Mark Twain Medical Center. They are creating a lasting legacy for the community they loved with this gift.

Angelina worked for the Calaveras County Welfare Department for seven years and went on to serve 28 years with the Calaveras County Office of Education in the Audio Visual Department. She retired in 1983.