Donor Recognition

Many local families and individuals generously support the hospital with gifts in memory of loved ones. Others plan over decades to create a legacy by leaving substantial gifts to the hospital. Their vision and generosity allows Mark Twain Medical Center to sustain its commitment to high-quality health care – at home, in the community loved by these generous people.

Doris Barger & The Barger Family

Doris Barger grew up in Milton on a ranch which her family had owned since the late 1880s. She returned to Calaveras County when she and her husband Dick retired to Murphys in 1977. They met as youngsters and both attended Stanford University. The Bargers married on her 21st birthday and moved throughout Northern California and Oregon with their two sons Walt and Steve as Dick pursued his career as an executive in the paper industry. Read More...

Isabel Neilsen

Isabel and Ray Neilsen were known for their selfless dedication to the Calaveras community. They donated their time and resources to the betterment of those around them. He served for many years on the board of directors of Mark Twain Hospital and the Calaveras County Water District. Isabel was a hospital volunteer for decades. Read More...

Mildred Mae Simmons

Mildred Mae Simmons of Mokelumne Hill was a longtime supporter of Mark Twain Medical Center. Her estate provides generous gifts to several community organizations including the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation.

The Nelson Estate Launches Grateful Patients Program

The estate of Angelina M. Nelson and Carl Robert (Bob) Nelson is the first to contribute to the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation through the new Grateful Patients Program. Their gift of $365,000 will go towards new equipment and to the Pulmonary Program at the San Andreas campus of Mark Twain Medical Center. Read More...

Wings of Freedom Foundation

Betty Higgins stepped forward as a major benefactor inthe capital campaign for the New Angels Camp Family Medical Center. The Angels Camp resident has donated $300,000 to the building fund. Her gift is from her late husband Sam Higgins' foundation Wings of Freedom. Read More...

John B. Blazin

John B. Blazin was one of the founders and president of the original Mark Twain Hospital Foundation. He was yardmaster for Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years before he retired to Avery in 1980 with his wife Margaret. He was a generous supporter of the Foundation and left a gift upon his passing in 2001 which has supported numerous hospital projects through the years. Read More...