Carolyn Escoto

Carolyn Escoto, one of the Mammoth Hospital Foundation’s longest-serving Board members, first fell in love with the Eastern Sierra in the 1980s when she visited June Lake with family and friends. Skiing, cycling and a love of the outdoors kept her coming back.

After raising her two children in southern California, Carolyn moved permanently to June Lake in 2006 and joined the Mammoth Hospital Foundation Board.

“I first became involved with Mammoth Hospital in 2004 after Dr. Chris Hummel sent me a very compelling letter asking for my support for some equipment he felt was essential for quality patient care in the new emergency room which was about to be built,” says Carolyn. “Dr. Hummel felt so strongly about the importance of the project that he cultivated a personal relationship with me which resulted in a substantial director-advised grant from our family foundation. Not only was Dr. Hummel an amazing advocate for the emergency room staff, but even more importantly, an advocate for the patients receiving emergency care. As a result of this positive experience with Dr. Hummel, I accepted a position on the Hospital Foundation Board as a community representative.”

Carolyn says that after almost 20 years serving on the Board, her dedication to Mammoth Hospital is stronger than ever.

“Over the years I have transferred all of my care to Mammoth Hospital, and every single experience I have had has been positive and healing. I appreciate the fact that all of my physicians are located in one place, under one roof which makes my care more thoughtful and cohesive. Knowing that any doctor I visit has access to all of my records gives me a sense of comfort that I wouldn’t otherwise have.”

Carolyn is looking forward to becoming an ambassador for the hospital’s new North Wing project and is especially passionate about the Mammoth Hospital dental clinic, which is the only provider in Mono County that accepts Medi-Cal. “I’m really proud of the work we’ve done to develop that service,” says Carolyn, who sponsored one of the clinic’s new rooms. “We are lucky to have a hospital in our community that helps make Dental Care accessible to all of our residents.”

Carolyn also volunteers for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and serves on its Board, as well as serving as the Chair of the Board of the Crail-Johnson Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving low-income children in the areas of health, education and social services.