Helping Hands Award 2008 - Reginald D. Rice, Sr., M.D.

Helping Hands Award

Each year our hearts are touched by the courageous spirit of those who evoke an unequalled contribution in the quest to help others.
This award recognizes the exemplary role of those who count it an honor to serve.


Dr. Rice began a journey as a zealous volunteer that continues today. As a result, he has made a tremendous impact and displayed great compassion toward countless people!

Through helping to support “programs that care for people,”
Some of Dr. Rice’s accomplishments include:

  • Outstanding Chair of the Marshall Medical Staff Campaign for Emergency Services 
  • Dedicated member of the Marshall Medical Center Board of Directors 
  • A passionate leader in the CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) program as a lecturer on how to better health by providing health tips that have amazing results 
  • Contributor of talents in the music program at the SDA Church as an accomplished trombonist 
  • Doctor & builder in the Galapagos Islands, Roatan, Costa Rica, Peru, & Nicaragua 
  • Helped establish a clinic on Guam Island through volunteer pioneer mission work 
  • Accomplished seven years in Sabah, Malaysia in mission service for the SDA church 
  • Upon arriving in Placerville, he established care for the indigent through Medical 
  • Through Loma Linda University, he traveled to Afghanistan to teach classes to doctors and nurses; and helped to provide them with a much-needed pulse oximeter 
  • Continues at Marshall Medical Center as Medical Director of Medical Staff Integration and Chair of the Performance Improvement team 
  • His medical activities have included being President of the San Luis Obispo County Medical Society, Director of a New England Family Medicine Residency in Boston, Mass. and Chief of Staff of three hospitals 
  • Founder of the Sierra Center for Family Practice, a community health clinic

In his pursuit to serve others through innumerable community projects over the years…

We believe that his life is extraordinary, valiant and worthy of the
2008 Helping Hands Outstanding “Individual” Award.