The power of giving back:
St. Joseph’s salutes SRP’s support of community health

SRP board, hospital leaders and employees

St. Joseph’s Foundation recently honored the leadership of SRP for three decades of philanthropic support to expand healthcare services offered by Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center to patients living throughout the Valley. 

SRP has donated more than $500,000 to ensure the growth of St. Joseph’s over the past 30 years, most recently devoting funds to the newest hospital in the Dignity Health family, St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. The 23-bed hospital opened in May 2014 to offer the same level of care offered by Dignity Health’s flagship hospital, in downtown Phoenix, to patients living in the West Valley—designated as the fastest growing community in metropolitan Phoenix. 

In recognition of this valued partnership, a conference room and healing garden at St. Joseph’s Westgate has been dedicated in the name of the utility company, which is one of the nation’s largest public power utilities and the leading provider of energy to the metro-Phoenix area.

The new SRP Healing Garden Conference Room is designed to provide comfortable meeting and gathering space for hospital leaders and community members. Large windows provide an abundance of natural light along with a view of the healing garden, located just a few steps outside of the conference room.

SRP conference room sign

“This beautiful new space reflects a longstanding and meaningful partnership between St. Joseph’s and SRP, two powerhouses that have been serving this community for more than 100 years each,” said St. Joseph’s President and CEO Patty White, following a recent dedication ceremony. 

“We are tremendously grateful to SRP leaders and board members for generously supporting our hospital system and helping us expand services to patients living in the West Valley,” added St. Joseph’s Foundation President Terri Hoffman. “As a nonprofit, we depend heavily on philanthropic support to ensure that the quality of care we offer is topnotch for everyone who walks through our doors—just as we have for the past 123 years.”

St. Joseph’s was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, making it the most-established hospital in the Valley. It is home to the internationally renowned Norton Thoracic Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, the Center for Women’s Health, UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s, and a Level 1 Trauma Center in addition to St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. St. Joseph’s Foundation was founded in 1981 to continue the rich philanthropic tradition established by the Sisters of Mercy. The foundation raises funds to support patient care, education and research at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, ensuring all patients are offered the best medical services available, provided with kindness, compassion and respect.