Through volunteer efforts and the generosity of individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations, the healthcare in our neighborhood is being strengthened. Together, we can create a healthier community, and together, we can expect a bright and vibrant future.
We invite you to make an impact today and create a legacy for tomorrow. Your time and charitable gifts, both large and small, matter and make a difference.
St. Francis Medical Center
Through St. Francis Medical Center Society and the Medical Center Foundation, donors are integral in providing resourses and services for our patients, their families, and staff.
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About St. Francis Medical Center Society and Foundation
Our hospital is undergoing an exciting revitalization! While we’re investing in new equipment, facilities and top-notch physicians and nurses, our patients will receive the same care and kindness they’ve come to expect from St. Francis Medical Center.
As we move forward Together in Health, St. Francis Medical Center Foundation will carry on our long tradition of investing in the health and well-being of our communities through philanthropy.
In addition to raising funds for important life-saving technology, we extend a helping hand to thousands of men, women and children through community outreach programs – such as wellness education, shoes and backpacks for kids, and support for new and expectant mothers and their babies.
Please join us in our work to provide safe, compassionate care to the communities we serve by making a donation today. Thank you for your partnership as we invest in the future!
Mary Eileen “Dub” Drees Vice President Communication and Philanthropy
The St. Francis Medical Center Society is a group of dedicated community members and friends who support St. Francis Medical Center at a leadership level of $1,000 or more. These donors are integral in providing resources and services for our patients, their families, and staff. Through their generosity and confidence in St. Francis Medical Center, they set a standard for giving that inspires the entire hospital community.
About St. Francis Medical Center Foundation
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation develops partnerships to support the philanthropic needs of St. Francis Medical Center. When you make a gift to St. Francis, you are partnering with us to make a difference in the lives of Southeast Los Angeles residents. Your charitable gifts help us purchase new equipment, modernize and expand facilities, and provide the highest quality health care and community programs to those who need us most. We raise funds through grants, through special events, and from donors like you who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees
Recent Programs Made Possible by generous Foundation Gifts
Welcome Baby Program
The Welcome Baby program at St. Francis Medical Center, funded by First 5 LA, offers free hospital and home visitation services to pregnant women and mothers who give birth at St. Francis. The program includes prenatal, post-partum, and hospital visits covering topics such as: home planning; depression screening; prenatal testing & infant feeding assessment; labor signs; nutrition; infant & family assessment and interventions; and baby milestones.
Health Benefits Resource Center
St. Francis Medical Center’s Health Benefits Resource Center has certified enrollment counselors available to screen clients for Covered CA enrollment and Medi-Cal, as well as referrals to social services such as CalFresh, housing assistance and legal assistance.
Healthy Community Initiatives
St. Francis Medical Center’s Healthy Community Initiatives team are the hospital’s ambassadors for community wellness. Our educators, known as Promotoras, provide community education on healthy eating and conduct physical education classes to keep our community moving. A community garden was created at St. Francis to teach organic gardening to area residents.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteer Service Opportunities
Volunteers play a significant role in providing care and support services to St. Francis Medical Center. Our volunteers generously give their time, service and compassion to our patients and families.
Our Volunteer Services Department provides volunteers with experience and exposure to health careers.
Volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center is a positive experience for young people and adults age 14 years and older who desire to be of service to others. Our volunteers include professionals, homemakers, students, retirees and senior citizens — individuals with varied interests who share a common commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. Through their combined efforts, they provide thousands of volunteer hours to St. Francis Medical Center each year.
We are proud to announce our Summer 2017 open enrollment for “High School Student Volunteers.” As a volunteer, you will be among those who know the importance of building healthier communities and will learn the values of compassionate service, respect and the commitment we share at St. Francis Medical Center.
As a volunteer, you will be placed in a capacity to gain experience in customer service, leadership and teamwork. Volunteers assist in bringing compassionate care to patients and their families to ensure an excellent patient experience. Your role in this service is vital.
We are a thriving medical center with advanced services that include a level II Trauma Center, STEMI Receiving Center, Primary Stroke Center and comprehensive Maternal-Child Health. As a volunteer, you will be part of a highly skilled and highly regarded hospital team.
No One Dies Alone Program – Be a compassionate and reassuring presence at the bedside of a dying patient who would otherwise
ICU Compassionate Listener Program – Provide Intensive Care patients and their loved ones with a friendly visit and attentive, understanding ear. Be a liaison between them and their care team and help to ensure that their needs are
ER Angels Program – Provide compassionate support and assistance to patients and family members in the Emergency Department waiting area by helping them understand the ER process and facilitating communication with nurses and staff.