Press Release: G. Ben Huber Honored for Decades of Visionary Leadership

Ben Huber's three decades of visionary stewardship were recognized Wednesday (December 13) when the 50-year Fairfield resident was presented the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's "Spirit of Philanthropy" award.
The award was presented during a special event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the NorthBay Cancer Center, which opened in 1987.
Huber also served the Fairfield community as a member of the City Council for many years.
His tenure at NorthBay Healthcare began in 1987 when he joined the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. Over the next 30 years, he served as director, vice-chair and chairman of various NorthBay Healthcare boards, and during the course of his leadership oversaw development of NorthBay's neo-natal intensive care unit, NorthBay Cancer Center, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs, as well as its stroke, heart and vascular and trauma programs.
Also during this time, the organization achieved the highly sought-after Magnet designation for Excellence in Nursing, and collaboration with Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Huber is only the third person to receive the "Spirit of Philanthropy" award. Dolly, a project/event coordinator at Genentech, a biotech firm that manufactures cancer drugs, among other things, has been a huge supporter of NorthBay Healthcare, organizing "Strike Out Cancer" at the River Cats for several years, raising thousands for the NorthBay Cancer Center. NorthBay Healthcare NorthBay Healthcare opened its first hospital in 1959 and remains Solano County's only locally based, locally managed nonprofit healthcare organization.

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