City of Hope Blood Drive - July 31 at Aurora Charter OakCity of Hope Blood Drive at Aurora Charter Oak Hospital

Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their survival. And every one of those units comes from family, friends and other caring individuals who want to make a difference. Aurora Charter Oak is proud to partner with City of Hope for a blood drive on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The City of Hope Blood Mobile will be on our grounds so that our employees, friends and family members can make a life-saving donation. All donors will receive a free LA County Fair ticket, and a $5 coupon for IN-N-OUT BURGER. All hospital employees will also receive a free meal in the hospital cafeteria. And there will be raffle prizes! 

If you would like to participate in this blood drive, you can sign up here:  Enter code: ACHC.


First Responders Appreciation BBQ

Local police departments, including Glendora, Irwindale and Pomona, as well as the crew from L.A. County Firestation #153, stopped by to enjoy our BBQ at Aurora Charter Oak on May 24, 2018.

Thank you to all First Responders for your hard work and dedication!

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Aurora Charter Oak Hospital - First Responders Appreciation BBQ 2018 c

Thank you to our friends at @AuroraCharter Oak Hospital for recognizing local first responders at their First Responders Appreciation BBQ this afternoon. IPD officers were among local police, sheriff, fire and EMS personnel who were all treated to some great BBQ and treats!
— Irwindale Police (@IrwindalePolice) May 24, 2018


June 2018 Calendar - Outpatient ProgramJune 2018 Outpatient Calendar - Aurora Charter Oak Hospital

Each month, the Outpatient Program at Aurora Charter Oak features a number of special celebrations and activities, in addition to the daily therapy and education groups. Our outpatient treatment programs are designed for individuals who do not require hospitalization, but who will benefit from a more intensive level of treatment than occasional visits to a therapist or other behavioral healthcare professional. Individuals who attend our outpatient programs have access to a multidisciplinary team of experts, including physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, therapists and chemical dependency counselors. Breakfast and lunch is provided. For more information about the program, please call Shawna Lane, Patient Liaison at 626-859-5269.  


75th Anniversary of Charter Oak

In 1941, Mary Gould opened Charter Oak Lodge as a mental health treatment facility. The hospital celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2016 with a special lunch program on May 10th. Long-term and "Employee of the Month" individuals were among the attendees who received special recognition during the event. 

Rita Lancefield, daughter of Mary Gould, was the guest speaker. Accompanying Rita were her husband Robert Lancefield and niece Cynthia Marsh. Rita spoke about her mother's vision and dedication to providing a positive therapeutic environment for the young women who were the first patients at Charter Oak. Rita noted how gratifying it was to see that the work her mother started continues after 75 years.

The hospital presented Rita with one of two granite engraved plaques commissioned in recognition of Mary Gould and the founding of Charter Oak. One of the plaques will remain on display at the hospital, while Charter Oak Foundation will keep the other plaque. Charter Oak Foundation is a direct continuation of the lifework of Mary Gould. The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations that serve high-risk populations. Cynthia Marsh, granddaughter of Mary Gould, is the President of the Foundation.

Following the event, Rita stated, "All three of us felt very gratified at the sense of continuation we felt. It is great to see that the dream lives on and is being so well nurtured. Thank you so much. I especially enjoyed experiencing the good spirit among the staff. I know that that does not come automatically, but is worked for every day. It is such an important model for those whom you are helping to move forward."

Aurora Charter Oak 75th Anniversary Celebration

Aurora Charter Oak is dedicated to providing our community with mental health and chemical dependency education and treatment. Involvement with community health fairs, professional association events and trainings for healthcare providers are some of the ways we strive to meet this mission. We are a continuing education provider through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and The California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals

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