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. Vincent Medical Center
Through St. Vincent Medical Center Society and the Medical Center Foundation, donors are integral in providing resourses and services for our patients, their families, and staff.
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. Vincent Medical Center.
As we move forward Together in Health, St. Vincent 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, the Foundation extends a helping hand to thousands of men, women and children through community outreach programs – such as wellness education and services for underserved youth.
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. Vincent Medical Center Society is a group of dedicated community members and friends who support St. Vincent 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. Vincent Medical Center, they set a standard for giving that inspires the entire hospital community.
About St. Vincent Foundation
St. Vincent Foundation develops partnerships to support the philanthropic needs of St. Vincent Medical Center. When you make a gift to St. Vincent Foundation, you are partnering with us to make a difference in the lives of 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. Vincent Foundation Board of Trustees
Katherine Whitman (Board Chair)
St. Vincent Medical Center
Mary Eileen "Dub" Drees
Vice President Communication and Philanthropy
Englander Knabe & Allen
Dr. Brian Itagaki
St. Vincent Medical Center, Joint Replacement Institute
Recent Programs Made Possible by generous Foundation Gifts
Emergency Room Expansion
We expanded our Emergency Department, enabling St. Vincent to become a 911 Paramedic Receiving hospital. As a result, emergency room visits increased 47% in just one year. The project has special significance for our community members who now have timely access to emergency care.
Community Outreach Programs
Support from donors enables us to continue our vital outreach services to vulnerable residents through programs such as:
Free diabetes testing and disease management education
Culturally and linguistically appropriate health information and referrals
Free screenings for hepatitis and referrals for diagnostic and treatment services
Free Transportation for Patients to St. Vincent and Home
A generous grant from QueensCare enables us to provide free transportation to patients who require assistance in getting to and from their hospital visits or follow-up care appointments.
Inpatient Charity Care
St. Vincent’s also partners with QueensCare to cover medical expenses for certain medically indigent patients who cannot afford to pay, or do not qualify for other reimbursement programs.
Become a Volunteer
St. Vincent Medical Center welcomes all interested individuals, 15 years of age or older, to volunteer at our facility. By volunteering, not only will you receive valuable experience and exposure to the healthcare field, but you will also play an important role in enabling the hospital to provide the highest level of service to our patients.
Volunteer placements are available throughout the Medical Center and may include duties such as:
Customer service for visitors, families, guests and patients
Administrative and clerical support
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the St. Vincent Medical Center Volunteer Department at (213) 484-7328.
Thank you for your interest in St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation. Please reach out to us if you would like additional information about our Foundation or opportunities to get involved!