With the donation of another $1 million, the local Trinchero vintner family has doubled their gift to OLE Health’s efforts to build a new health center in south Napa.
The donation brings the total pledged to $12.5 million toward the $30 million cost for a three-story, 28,000-square-foot clinic at 300 Hartle Court, near the Century Napa Valley theaters.
When approached about contributing, Roger Trinchero, chairman and CEO at St. Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates, maker of Sutter Home and dozens of other brands, reached out to his Human Resources Department to find out how many employees were receiving care at OLE Health.
“When we learned that more than 140 of our employees were receiving care with OLE, we knew it was critical to support the new center” said Roger Trinchero. “OLE Health also has many bilingual providers, which is of particular importance for our staff, so we’re very happy to be able to contribute in this way.”
The “Building Better Napa” capital campaign to build the center has a fundraising goal of $15 million. The rest of the cost will be financed.
The additional Trinchero gift is “another example of the generosity of the winemaker community here in Napa Valley,” said Rachel Cusick, chief development officer at OLE Health. “Given the potential oncoming changes in the health care system, our work now may be more important than ever.”
OLE Health’s expansion aims to address a shortage in primary care access for Napa Valley residents, particularly those with public insurance as OLE Health is currently the only primary care provider in Napa Valley actively accepting children enrolled in Medi-Cal. The facility will also address OLE Health’s capacity to provide care for the region’s most vulnerable communities including seniors, low-income households, veterans and farmworkers.