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Former St. Joseph’s nurse leaves her legacy to the career she loved

Patty Pinson, donorSt. Joseph’s Foundation warmly acknowledges the generosity of the late Patty Pinson, who has left a bequest to benefit nurses following in her footsteps at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. 

Born in Prescott and raised in Phoenix, Ms. Pinson received her nursing diploma at St. Joseph’s before working there for many years. 

“She was a great asset to the work we did at the hospital,” remembers fellow nurse Patty White, who now serves as President and CEO of St. Joseph’s. “Patty was always professional, kind, and fun to be around.”

Beyond her career at St. Joseph’s, Ms. Pinson developed basic and advanced life support programs for firefighters and park rangers. She also served as the director of air evacuation and emergency medical services at Samaritan Health Services. In the early 1990s, she established a hospital recovery business known as Pinson & Associates, which operates today as Advanced Reimbursement Management.  

To date, more than $200,000 has been received from the Patty Pinson Trust to support nursing education at the hospital where Ms. Pinson began her own nursing career. “We are extremely grateful for Patty’s dedication to our hospital,” adds President White. “Her legacy will live on for many years to come at St. Joseph’s, benefiting nurses as well as the countless patients treated here.”

For more information about leaving a legacy at St. Joseph’s through planned giving,
contact Karen Bisko at 602.406.1056 or click here

Story written by Gretchyn Kaylor