Rick’s grandfather, Elmer, was part of the original group that founded St. Mary Medical Center in 1956. The Piercy family has supported St. Mary ever since. A lifelong educator, Rick is passionate about working with youth to encourage them to give back to the community.
After 17 years as President and CEO of the Lewis Center, Rick retired in 2014.
What motivates your desire to give back?
St. Mary Medical Center is the only non-profit hospital in the Valley. It serves all who come through the door.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
I contribute to honor my grandfather and all the others who’ve worked hard to make sure that no matter who you are, or what your circumstance, high quality medical care will be available.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined to continue the important work of the hospital in our community.