Lorrie Gould

When Mammoth Hospital Foundation Board member Lorrie Gould moved to Mammoth Lakes in 1995, Mammoth Hospital became an anchor point for not only her medical care, but her volunteer efforts and social circle.

“The service and care we have received is exceptional,” says Lorrie. “To live in a small town and have such great medical services available to us is truly a privilege.”

Lorrie and her late husband Jim used to travel to Mammoth in an RV from their home in Southern California when their kids were small, but once their daughters started having children of their own, Lorrie says, they needed to upgrade to a brick-and-mortar in Mammoth. There are now five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one of Lorrie’s daughters built her career at Mammoth Hospital.

When Jim passed away in 2013, Lorrie joined the all-volunteer Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, saying she hoped to meet more people and keep busy—and she certainly has. Self-described as “artsy,” Lorrie enjoys making her own greeting cards, painting watercolors, and sewing. She still loves to ski and ride her bicycle around Mammoth Lakes.

A decade after joining the Auxiliary, Lorrie now serves as its Vice President and volunteers her time running the Cast Off, all proceeds from which directly support Mammoth Hospital. It was through the Auxiliary that Lorrie learned about the Mammoth Hospital Foundation, and she joined the Foundation Board as another way to give back.

“I am sure that my monetary gifts and my time serving the Auxiliary and the Foundation are helping the community,” Lorrie says, “and that leaves me with a good feeling.”