Calendar of Events
Light Up A Life 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion
Supporting the St. Joseph Hospice program
2018 Golf Tournament
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Resort at Pelican Hill - Pelican Hill Golf Club Supporting the Behavioral
Health Center of Excellence and the Emergency Care Center
For more information, please contact the Foundation at 714-347-7900 or
We also invite you to visit sjo.org/waystogive or sjogift.org.
Did You Know?
More than 80,000 patients visit the Emergency Care Center at St. Joseph
Hospital annually. The renovation of the Emergency Care Center was designed
with patient experience in mind. To learn more about this important campaign
priority, please contact the Foundation.
A Grateful Father's Love Leads to Giving
Jose Luis and Cecilia Gutierrez have five children. When their youngest
Vickie, age 3, was having difficulty walking, speaking and had no strength,
her physicians diagnosed her with a brain tumor. They advised that after
her surgery she would need follow-up care and referred the family to St.
Joseph Hospital for her treatment.
Vickie’s health affected the whole family, especially her siblings.
Jose prayed to the Virgin Mary for Vickie’s health to return and
offered to donate the money he had been saving for his family as a gift
for his answered prayers. Vickie had a successful surgery and is home
healing with her family.
Grateful about his daughter’s returning health and the compassionate
care his daughter received at St. Joseph Hospital, Jose wanted to give
more than he had. He did give more. This precious gift of love and faith
was the first to be matched through an $800,000 challenge gift presented
by an anonymous donor, doubling the impact of Jose’s gift to Cancer
Services at St. Joseph Hospital.
To learn more about the matching gift challenge, please contact the Foundation
at 714-347-7900 or email email@example.com.
GO RN, LLC First Company to Pledge 1%
CEO and Founder Vanessa Benavides-Lemos was an RN working at St. Joseph
Hospital when she thought of the idea to build a smart-phone app to help
find and place nursing registry staff. GO RN, LLC was launched on September
1, 2017 with the help of the Innovation Institute, an idea incubator that
helps bring innovative healthcare ideas to market.
At St. Joseph Hospital, Vanessa felt she received abundant support from
hospital leadership, including Chief Nursing Officer Katie Skelton and
Chief Executive Jeremy Zoch. It’s because of this that she feels
a strong desire to give back to the community and St. Joseph Hospital.
Make an Impact
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St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.
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Orange, CA 92868
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Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for Nursing Excellence
St. Joseph Hospital has received a $100,000 grant from the Sidney Stern
Memorial Trust in memory of Howard O. Wilson to support Nursing Excellence.
his grant supports the professional development of our nurses within their
specialties and through cross-training to enhance their ability to apply
the best evidence-based practices to patient care.
This grant provides additional opportunities for our nurses to sharpen
their leadership skills and lead process improvement efforts to continuously
improve quality of care, patient safety, patient flow, efficiency and
stewardship of the precious resources entrusted in their care.
To learn more about the Nursing Excellence priority, a part of the Innovating
for a Healthier Community comprehensive campaign, please visit www.sjo.org/campaign.
For more information on this grant, please contact the Foundation at 714-347-7900
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anton Planned Gift Supports Community Needs Through Hospital Priorities
Mrs. Dorthea Ann Anton was a retired microbiologist, avid woodcrafter and
a resident of Orange County for more than 35 years. In 1988 she created
“The Anton 1988 Trust” and generously named St. Joseph Hospital
as one of the many beneficiaries of her estate.
Mrs. Anton’s philanthropic endeavors throughout the years go back
to 1975 when she and her late husband Frank Anton began supporting the hospital.
We are grateful that Mrs. Anton chose to honor our work in this significant
way with a six figure estate gift to support Cancer Services and the
Greatest Need Funds.
For more information on how estate and gift planning can support and sustain
St. Joseph Hospital’s vital programs, please contact the Foundation
at 714-347-7900 or visit www.sjogift.org.