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We are impacting lives in Orange County everyday with the generous support of donors.



 “Our experience at St. Mary’s was great. My son was very happy with his care, which is saying a lot considering he’s an RRT. He was thankful for the care he received.”

Big boost for nursing education

St. Mary Foundation recently received the largest stock donation in the history of the hospital.

The donation made in 2015, which amounted to over $519K, will be used to support nursing education. Betty Lou, the donor, expressed a sincere interest in creating incentives for nurses to achieve higher education. Because of Betty Lou’s generosity, three areas of nursing education will be impacted: a virtual nursing library, a learning lab, and nursing scholarships.

Director of Clinical Excellence, Gloria Peak emphasized, “As a nurse who is just weeks away from obtaining my doctorate in nursing practice, I personally know the value and impact of education. I have become more confident of my ability to develop systems that promote the highest quality of life for all people in the community.  I am grateful to work at a ministry that has supported me in my educational journey. I hope to mentor other nurses who would like to continue with their nursing education. It is our sincere hope that Betty Lou’s passion will inspire others to donate.”

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A Legacy Lives On

A Legacy Lives On

While Providence St. Mary Medical Center is expected to undergo some big and remarkable changes over the next decade, longtime donor and Apple Valley resident Pat Nickell can’t help but reminisce about the early beginnings of the hospital’s foundation.

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Phone: 760-946-8841
Address: 18300 Hwy 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Email: StMaryFoundation@providence.org

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