Mother Bernard Circle Donor Club
In 1912, Mother Bernard Gosselin, founder of St. Joseph Hospital, and the Sisters responded to our community's needs by establishing a school, and a few years later, a hospital, named for St. Joseph. For 100 years they have remained a strong, spiritual presence in our community. The Mother Bernard Circle Donor Club, established in 1999 to honor Mother Bernard Gosselin, continues the strong legacy of the Sisters in promoting the health and well-being of our families, friends, and neighbors.
Over the years, the Sisters have continued to respond to our needs, always with faith, foresight and flexibility. Their dream of helping to improve our health and quality of life is evident in all of the resources and services available to us, from state-of-the-art medical equipment within St. Joseph Hospital to the support of the construction of the new patient care tower on the St. Joseph Hospital Eureka campus.
Mother Bernard and the Sisters hold a special place in the hearts of many families here on the North Coast. It is our pleasure to honor Mother Bernard by inviting friends of the Foundation to join in supporting the Mother Bernard Circle.
We welcome gifts of any amount to honor Mother Bernard, but an annual gift of $125 or more qualifies you as a member of the Mother Bernard Circle Donor Club.
As a recognized member of the Mother Bernard Circle, you will receive a membership card which gives you 20% discount on all items purchased in the gift shop, recognition on signs in both St. Joseph Hospital and the General Campus, and an invitation to Mother Bernard Circle gatherings.
Through annual support, Mother Bernard Circle members offer financial resources to continue the strong legacy of the Sisters in promoting the health and well-being of our families, friends, and neighbors. This is just one way that St. Joseph Hospital is staying on the cutting edge to bring quality health care to North Coast residents.
If Mother Bernard and the 18 Sisters who staffed the first St. Joseph Hospital could pay a visit to Humboldt County today, they would be amazed and very proud. They would marvel at the sophisticated technology and the commitment of so many employees, physicians, board members, and volunteers. They would praise the variety of services offered to the poor. It would all be very new to them except for one thing: the mission to seek out and meet needs. For the faith, foresight, and flexibility of those who have followed them, they would be truly grateful.