Why Giving Matters
When you make a gift to St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin, you touch the lives of so many in our community - our friends, families, and neighbors. Thanks to our supporters, donors and patients, we continue to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care, right here in the Central Valley. The success we've made together in attaining these goals is reflected in the many awards and accolades received. Even more telling, however, is that you consistently choose St. Joseph’s Medical Center the “most preferred hospital” in our community.
As a not-for-profit hospital, we know that our community and donors are the reason we have been able to expand, create and sustain state-of-the-art services and programs that provide for the changing health care of our community.
We invite you to read a few stories from donors and patients, like you. These stories help demonstrate how gifts to St. Joseph’s Foundation touch the lives of others.
When it comes to finishing in first place, Jim Christensen is well-versed. When Jim had the opportunity to be the first patient to receive TAVR procedure in the new Cardiac Hybrid Suite, Jim jumped at the chance.
Read Jim's story
Donna was taught at a young age the value of giving back. When her mother, a former nurse, passed away, Donna knew she wanted her mother’s legacy to live on. Donna created an endowment scholarship in memory of her mother, Barbara Kane, RN, to help support the compassionate caregivers of tomorrow.
The Ledbetter Family
Touched by their experience at St. Joseph’s and the care their son received during his stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Suzanne and Craig Ledbetter, along with their family, gave generously to help purchase gliders and Giraffe Beds for St. Joseph’s NICU.
Kids Taking a Stand
It began with three local children. In 2007, they held a large front yard lemonade stand and donated $109 to St. Joseph's Cancer Institute in honor of family members affected by breast cancer. Since then, the stand has grown by leaps and bounds, generating over $130,000 in donations to St. Joseph's Cancer Institute's COPE Fund and Cancer Navigator Program. Today, more than 50 children participate alongside their families in hopes of making the cancer journey a bit easier for local patients.
Grateful Patient, Chris Ranuio
Thanks to a life-saving partnership between American Medical Response (AMR) and St. Joseph’s Medical Center, grateful patients, like Chris Ranuio (pictured with Dr. Richard Waters), have a better chance at a full recovery when a heart attack strikes.
St. Joseph’s 12-Lead EKG project implemented a pre-hospital 12-Lead EKG transmission program where AMR wirelessly transfers the EKG to the Emergency Room so that the ER can rapidly transport heart attack patients to the hospital’s catheterization laboratory for definitive muscle-saving treatment.
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