San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
A total of $256,081 in grants have been awarded by Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco to help seniors, disadvantaged youth, hospice patients and people with medical needs.
The grant recipients were officially introduced during an awards presentation on Friday at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel.
The announcement continues Saint Francis and St. Mary’s strong tradition of providing aid to underserved populations in San Francisco. The two hospitals have awarded a total of nearly $3 million to 204 projects since the grants program began in 1990.
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital will award a total of $150,000 to the following seven organizations:
"This grant extends our partnership with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to a new level – preventive care,” said Dave Knego of the Curry Senior Center. “By teaching our clients how to better manage their own health, they feel better and we lower health care costs at the same time."
"The support that our clinic is receiving from Saint Francis will go a long way in helping patients with chronic and complex conditions,” said John Williams, the Chief Operating Officer for Northeast Medical Services. “We want to help patients understand why it's important to make better lifestyle choices and to take an active role in their health care. We look forward to working with Saint Francis Hospital to make this happen."
“This award means clients will have short term needs such as transportation to and from the doctor and food in the house to start their recoveries from their hospitalizations,” said Ramona Davies, the Director of Community Services of the San Francisco Senior Center. “Our long standing partnership with Dignity Health underscores the value of hospital to home collaboration and its impact on those we serve.”
St. Mary’s Medical Center is awarding $106,801 in grant funding to the following six organizations:
ABOUT ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. Mary's Medical Center, a Dignity Health Member, is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been caring for the people of the San Francisco since 1857. Located across from Golden Gate Park, it is longest continual running hospital in San Francisco. St. Mary’s is home to the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and has pioneered spine surgery like the X-Stop for the treatment of spinal stenosis. St. Mary’s has also been designated as a 2012 Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In 2011, St. Mary’s opened a state-of-the-art Cancer Center, offering the full-range of oncology, radiation and imaging services. Beyond clinical care, St. Mary's is committed to furthering the healing ministry, and to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the community we serve. For more information, please call 415-668-1000 or visit http://www.stmarysmedicalcenter.org.
ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, a Dignity Health Member, is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional healthcare in San Francisco for over 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill, near downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest in Northern California, the Center for Sports Medicine, the Spine Institute of San Francisco and the Total Joint Center. With its close proximity to downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis also specializes in Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine. Saint Francis has been designated as a 2011 Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. For more information, call (415) 353-6000 or visit http://www.saintfrancismemorial.org.
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