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Surgery Without a Scalpel
Youhanna Gad, M.D., a vascular and interventional radiologist, was initially drawn to surgery because he wanted to have an immediate impact on his patients.
Minimally Invasive With a Great Impact
Interventional Radiology is a leading force as physicians utilize advanced imaging support to guide a wide range of surgical procedures using needles and catheters.
Helping Nurses Advance
With the support of our donor community, Providence St. Mary Medical Center supports nurses in advancing their careers through scholarships.
Gratitude in Action
Regina Weatherspoon-Bell was getting ready for the week when she noticed her arm growing numb. Within minutes she realized she was having a stroke.
Volunteer Services Gives Back
All of us at Providence St. Mary wish to express our sincere gratitude to Volunteer Services for their generous donation of $50,000!
The Ultimate Gift
Donors rarely get to meet those impacted by their generosity. For Christian and Peter, it was a heartwarming, full-circle experience.
Physician Champion Award Dinner 2022
Twenty-one clinicians across Providence Southern California were recognized at the inaugural Physician Champion Award Dinner.
Give God The Credit
Rosanne, with her late husband Joe, have been supporters of Providence St. Mary Medical Center for more than three decades.
Meet Venkat Devineni, M.D.
The Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. Devineni as a 2022 Physician Champion for his valued partnership and leadership.
Meet John Yashou, D.O.
The Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. Yashou as a 2022 Physician Champion for his valued partnership and leadership.
Investing In Our Nurses
Providence St. Mary invests in its caregivers within the Providence California Clinical Academy’s Transition into Practice program.
Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Support
Amid the staggering number of COVID-19 cases, Providence St. Mary Medical Center collaborated with community to invest in the health and safety of the High Desert population.
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.
Matters of the Heart
Christian Lepe was having frequent episodes of rapid heartbeats and dizziness. Luckily Providence St. Mary had leading-edge technology to help him.
Transforming Our Community Together
Providence and Kaiser Permanente are coming together to build a state-of-the-art hospital for Providence St. Mary Medical Center with an anticipated 2026 opening.
A Legacy of Caring for Future Generations
As a longtime elementary teacher, Elizabeth Walker helped put children on the path to bright futures. Her work helped lay the foundation for the healthy community we share today.
Meet Dr. Venkat Devineni
During his 23 years at the hospital, he’s cared for hundreds of patients, often building close relationships that endure. “I’ve had cards and letters from many patients,” he says. Patients write to tell him how much his care has meant to them and their families.
An Impact for the Future
The Hanley and Glee Heikes Legacy Society is a group of our most loyal supporters established to recognize, honor and thank those who have named Providence St. Mary Medical Center as a beneficiary in their estate plans.
Bridge Builders Program Receives Major New Grant
Her efforts just got a big boost, thanks to a $490,000 grant from UniHealth Foundation to support the Bridge Builders initiative. The funds will help provide the necessary tools, programs and support for mothers and their infants to alleviate the impact of opioid abuse during pregnancy.
Three Decades of Transforming Lives
St. Mary Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary thanks to five community members that came together in support of their local hospital.
The Joy of Living is in the Joy of Giving
Glee Heikes passed away five months ago, but her memory remains vibrant, especially among those who knew her and her late husband best.
Help is Here Campaign Boosts Suicide Prevention
Providence St. Mary Medical Center is launching a new mental health initiative for High Desert youth with the goal of preventing suicides in the region.
A Look Back on a Year Like No Other
As COVID-19 continues to impact the High Desert community, the caregivers at Providence St. Mary Medical Center have found themselves on the front lines for more than a year.
Meet Our New CMO
Charlie Abraham, MD, MBA, FACP, has joined us as the new chief medical officer at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Creating legacies and lasting impacts
A $300,000 gift from a local couple and a legacy gift from another pair of grateful guests are transforming St. Mary Medical Center.
Big boost for nursing education
St. Mary Foundation received a stock donation of over $519K, the largest in its history.
Teaming up with former COVID-19 patients
St. Mary Medical Center is collecting plasma from former COVID-19 patients to assist those currently critically ill with the virus.
Saving Limbs, Saving Lives
After a non-healing diabetic foot ulcer caused irreparable damage, Christine was at risk to lose some of her leg.
Whole family battles COVID-19
Three adult children got the virus, plus the mother, her husband, her son-in-law, twin 9-month old granddaughters and all five of grandsons.
Expert Cardiac Care
Sheri Holt’s nurse identified a problem and immediately contacted her cardiologist. Due to the quick response, her life was saved.
Emergencies Treated Quickly
Shawn Davis got what he thought was a simple cold. When it turned into a severe bilateral pneumonia, he was rushed to St Mary.
St. Mary, Providence donate $40K to local nonprofits
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation and Providence St. Joseph Partnership Fund made contributions to local nonprofits.
Rotary Club of Apple Valley to Support St. Mary’s Emergency and Recovery Fund in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Local Rotary members are taking money usually spent on monthly lunches and donating it to the Emergency Response and Recovery Fund.
St. Mary Foundation Announces 28th Annual Gala Fundraiser to Purchase Cardiac Monitors
The Foundation’s goal during the 28th Gala was to raise $350,000 to purchase 42 new cardiac monitors.
St. Mary’s 25th Gala Celebrates Success
St. Mary’s raised an estimated $300,000 to purchase new laparoscopy towers for the medical center’s surgery department.
St. Mary Medical Center and Loma Linda University Health partner to advance heart care in the High Desert
St. Mary Medical Center and Loma Linda University Health are partnering to enhance heart care in the High Desert, and the first step is a plan for a team of Loma Linda cardiovascular surgeons to practice locally.
New opioid treatment available at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley
Patients battling opioid use disorder or who have overdosed are receiving a new kind of treatment at St. Mary Medical Center.
St. Mary and Hesperia USD partner to provide behavioral health services, address youth suicide risk
We’re partnering with the Hesperia Unified School District to improve care for students in trauma and with mental health needs.
The da Vinci Mode: this new robot system assists with surgeries
Our new robotic da Vinci Xi Surgical System greatly expands the number of minimally invasive surgeries we can perform.
Emergency Response and Recovery Fund
The foundation raised more than $30,000 for its Emergency Response and Recovery Fund, matching every donation dollar for dollar. The money was used to establish grants for a local.
2022 SoCal Philanthropy Foundations Board Retreat
For the first time, Providence Southern California Philanthropy Foundation board leaders came together to celebrate the power of philanthropy to transform healthcare.
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.