2016 Celebrating Leadership in Health Care

Thank you to our Gala sponsors!

We greatly appreciate all of the sponsors who made the Celebrating Leadership in Health Care gala possible. We appreciate their commitment to our community – and quality health.



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AJA Video Systems
Atria Grass Valley
Brent Daggett, Architect
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market
Californians Allied for Patient Protection

ComSites West
Corcom Communications
Al and Lynne Dover

Haley & Bilheimer Attorneys at Law
Halldin Public Relations
Lindy Horwitz

Network Real Estate
Placer Title Company
RE/MAX Performance
Sierra Gold Insurance Services
The Halby Group

Drs. Bill and Christine Newsom Honored at Western Sierra's Leadership in Health Care Gala

Western Sierra Medical Clinic and the community recently honored Drs. Bill and Christine Newsom, who have committed their medical careers to helping improve health care in the region.

The doctors were honored during the second Leadership in Health Care gala Jan. 29 at Miners Foundry in Nevada City. More than 200 people attended, celebrating with and sharing memories of the Newsoms.

The event was also a major fundraiser for the nonprofit health center, with proceeds to be used in part to help offset the cost of cancer-related services and treatments for patients in the region.

Treating patients with cancer was the focus of Dr. Bill Newsom's 35-year career. A medical oncologist, he founded the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center in Grass Valley. Dr. Christine Newsom, an internist, was one of the first female physicians in the community and served as a mentor to other women physicians.

Western Sierra would like to thank everyone who attended and the sponsors of the event. Your support makes the Leadership in Health Care gala possible.

To be part of next year's Celebrating Leadership in Health Care Gala event, please contact Cheryl Rubin of Western Sierra at (530) 802-2711. 


Community leaders, colleagues and friends honored Drs. Bill and Christine Newsom at the second Leadership in Health Care gala in January. More than 200 people attended the event.

Top photo: Western Sierra CEO Scott McFarland welcomes the community to the Gala.

Left photo: Community leader and former Western Sierra Medical Clinic Board Vice Chair Cookie Lyss honors Drs. Bill and Christine Newsom.

Right photo: Dr. Jill Fitzpatrick, Medical Director of Family Medicine for Dignity Health Medical Group and former co-owner of the Newsom Fitzpatrick Medical Group.