Norma Quilici remembers her sister Emma Bertoli as someone who always looked at the bright side. It is no wonder then that Emma and her late husband Natale would think about helping others beyond their lifetime. Emma worked for 38 years as a switchboard operator for Pacific Telephone and was part of the Ferrari family of Davenport.
In July 2017, Dominican Hospital received a $300,000 bequest from the Bertoli Family Trust, due to Emma and Natale's generosity - $100,000 for cardiac care and $200,000 for key initiatives. The couple was very fond of the hospital, where Emma received excellent care years back when she spent three months in the intensive care unit due to Guillain-Barré syndrome. The disease left her fully paralyzed and unable to walk, her sister remembered. "The doctors thought there wasn't much hope for recovery, but Emma was able to walk again," said Mrs. Quilici, who spent many more happy years with her sister.
The Dominican Hospital Foundation is truly grateful to the Bertoli Family for the legacy they have left to improve the health of our community. Their generosity is essential to our Hospital's success to provide highly advanced patient care in a healing environment for all.
For more information about including Dominican in your will or trust, please contact Beverly Grova at (831) 462-7712 or visit dominicangiving.org.