NorthBay Healthcare' s mission to provide compassionate care and advanced medicine to families and neighbors here in Solano County has been made possible through decades of support from local citizens, businesses and volunteers. All who support us do for very special and personal reasons, and we are proud to share their stories here.

Oretta Cortland

Oretta CortlandOretta Cortland was a devoted member of NorthBay Guild. She was a past president and spent many hours volunteering for her NorthBay family. Oretta named NorthBay Healthcare as a beneficiary on several life insurance policies, and requested the funds benefit the Adult Day Center. After her passing in 2010, a permanent endowment fund was established in her name, to provide ongoing care to NorthBay Adult Day Center program participants who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Martha Orr

Martha OrrVacaville’s Martha Orr spearheaded the first fundraising effort to build Intercommunity Hospital in 1955. Her organizational skills and attention to detail led to the success of the first capital campaign.

Martha not only demonstrated the power of volunteering, she gave it permanence as a charter member of the first volunteer guild. Martha joined Central Solano Intercommunity Hospital Guild in 1957, and nine years later became its president. Martha’s dedication to local healthcare spanned more than 50 years, as she served on the hospital’s board of directors from 1970 to 2000, and remained a guild volunteer until her death on Christmas Day, 2003. In her memory, her family created a nursing scholarship fund for local students.