Sierra Vista Employee Named AHA Top Volunteer 
Ron Yukelson 
Monday, 02 July 2012 

Shannon Downing, marketing manager at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, was named Volunteer of the Month by the Central Coast Division of the American Heart Association for the month of June. Downing coordinated the first-ever “Saving Strokes” event in San Luis Obispo County for the American Heart/American Stroke Association. The event provides adaptive golf instruction to former stroke patients. Nearly 40 people attended a luncheon explaining the program and encouraging patients to participate. Approximately 20 participated in the actual event at the driving range of a local public golf course. Sierra Vista is accredited by The Joint Commission for stroke.