Honoring the Life of Ella Rigney

Mar 4 2021
Raphael House
  • Mrs. Ella Rigney dies peacefully at Raphael House, a few months before her 100th birthday. “A Century of Service” banquet is held at the Grand Hyatt in celebration of her life. 
  • A new community-based Board of Directors is formed with Dr. Francis Rigney, Jr. (retired Chief of Staff at Presbyterian Hospital and son of Ella Rigney) as the Chairman of the Board. 
  • Twenty years after Raphael House opened its doors, staff members receive their first paychecks on July 1, 1991. 
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