St. Joseph's parent company awards grants to non-profits
(March 2013) - Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s parent company, has awarded $435,000 to local organizations as part of Dignity Health's Community Grants Program. Every year, Dignity Health and its hospitals give grants to non-profit organizations that support the physical and mental well-being of people in our community. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center continues to create “Communities of Care” where nonprofit organizations work together to create a comprehensive continuum of care within the community.
Since this program began in 1990, Dignity Health has made grant awards to more than 1,800 projects exceeding $27.7 million. Grant dollars are derived from the Dignity Health Investment Fund.
St. Joseph's grants funded six “Communities of Care” with the following organizations receiving awards:
- C.A.T.C.H (Clients Aligned through Community and Hospital) - partners include Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Foundation for Senior Living Programs and Keogh Health Connection. This Community of Care is focused on avoidable Emergency Room and Clinic visits for chronic care patients in the Internal Medicine Clinic targeted in zip codes from the Community Needs Index.
- Comprehensive Healthcare for the Community - partners include Hope Lives, Valle del Sol, Inc. and Wesley Community Center. This Community of Care is focused on coordination and delivery of services related to diabetes, hypertension, asthma and obesity for 200 uninsured or underinsured unduplicated patients within the service area.
- Native American Collaboration - partners include Native American Community Health Center, Inc. and Native American Connections, Phoenix Indian Center (PIC). This Community of care is focused on providing intensive case management focusing on American Indian medically needy homeless adults of Central Phoenix.
- Path to Wellness - partners include Arizona Living Well Institute, Cardio Renal Society of America and National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. This Community of Care is focused on the promotion of education, screening and self-management skill development as contributors to the prevention, early detection and successful management of diabetes, heart and renal disease.
- Smooth Way Home - partners include P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. Center, Raising Special Kids and Southwest Human Development. This Community of Care is focused on providing training and technical assistance to early intervention providers, increasing the coordination of care between hospital based NyICU personnel and community providers and expanding preventive care through early identification and treatment of medical and developmental problems in the target population
- Triple C - partners include Circle the City, Human Services Campus and Lodestar Day Resource Center. This Community of Care is focused on serving homeless individuals who suffer from multiple health issues, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Each Community of Care was granted awards ranging from $55,000 to $90,000.