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2008-10-24 12:00:26

William "Rick" Cronk, former president of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream and his wife Janet, have pledged $1 million to the John Muir Health Foundation's Capital Campaign, according to Campaign officials. The Capital Campaign, entitled "Breaking New Ground Right Here," supports John Muir's state-of-the-art building expansion projects in Walnut Creek and Concord. In making their gift, the couple chose to recognize two John Muir Health physicians by naming two medical-surgical wings of the new...

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By Theresa Harrington Together, John Muir Medical Center's campus expansions in Walnut Creek and Concord comprise one of the largest construction projects under way in Contra Costa County. With holes dug and steel frames beginning to take shape, the John Muir Health Foundation has merged the capital campaigns for both projects, increasing its overall goal to $56 million by 2011 to help pay for $800 million in costs. So far, the foundation is slightly more than halfway toward meeting...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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