How Your Gifts Help - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Help Ensure the Health of Our Community

PIH Health is an independent, nonprofit asset of our community. We’re governed by a volunteer board of directors—people from the community who share a passion for excellent healthcare and want to make sure everyone in the area is as healthy as possible.

Generous contributions to PIH Health Foundation invest in the programs, services, equipment and facilities that make up our integrated delivery system (IDS) serving residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our efforts support two hospitals, 18 medical office buildings and many programs and services offered throughout PIH Health.

Areas of Support

PIH Health’s reputation for exceptional healthcare is due in large part to the generosity of those who share our commitment to excellence. Every dollar donated makes an impact on the care we can provide. Although a donor may choose to support an area that is most meaningful to them, the following are current fundraising priorities for PIH Health:

PIH Health Hospice

At PIH Health, end-of-life care is part of the comprehensive experience we provide to patients, their family members, caregivers and loved ones.

PIH Health’s Hospice program is widely recognized for the outstanding services it provides to patients in their homes and in our two residential facilities. Our program has been a model for other nationally recognized medical institutions because we understand the importance of providing outstanding and compassionate care to those we treat throughout their entire journeys. Funds raised to support Hospice will enable us to improve and upgrade our supportive services that are the very heart of PIH Health.

PIH Health maintains two 24-hour nursing care hospice homes the Dove House and the Rose House. Development dollars raised this year will allow us to re-design the Rose House to offer private rooms for each of our residents. The nursing station will move in closer proximity to patient rooms and the bathrooms will be remodeled. In addition, new furniture will be installed in both houses, and the facilities will be refreshed with new paint and décor to create a tranquil and serene space.

Please take a moment to watch the Heart of Care video. It tells the story of the important role that PIH Health Hospice provides to our community.

Gala 2017

Join us as we work together to help patients and their families find peace, comfort and dignity when they are at their most vulnerable.

PIH Health James P. Fitzgerald MD Spiritual Care Services

Funds to support PIH Health James P. Fitzgerald MD Spiritual Care Services currently support the establishment of a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at PIH Health that will train professional chaplains to serve in acute medical settings. CPE is the nationally-recognized program that trains professional chaplains to provide effective spiritual care in a clinical environment. The CPE program immediately adds an additional four to eight intern chaplains to expand care and support to our patients, families and staff. The CPE program with a stream of intern cohorts enables chaplains to staff more adequately throughout the system to include outpatient services, PIH Health Hospital – Downey, and PIH Health Hospital – Whittier and to offer complete weekend coverage. Without our chaplains, there would be no spiritual care program. Philanthropy helps us continue to offer the highest level of spiritual care for our patients and their families.

To learn more about the newly established CPE program at PIH Health, click here.

Endowment at PIH Health

Endowment support at PIH Health Foundation provides long-term financial stability for PIH Health. Gifts to endowment are an investment in the health of the communities we serve, and a worthwhile use of your hard-earned resources to support a brighter future for the community you care about. Click here to learn more about PIH Health Foundation’s endowment and how you can make an endowment gift to support the work of PIH Health.

State-of-the-art imaging systems - the Siemens Force CT Scanner

Currently, PIH Health uses four CT scanners throughout the system to perform a total of 53,600 scans per year. Our current CT scanners are used daily across almost every hospital department, in our outpatient settings, and in our emergency rooms. Due to the large number of patients requiring a CT scan, additional imaging systems will allow us to expeditiously perform more scans that will lead to accurate and timely treatment. This technology offers clearer, more precise imaging and diagnoses, and provides full body imaging in less than five seconds, which means quicker scans, faster diagnoses and reduced treatment wait-times for the patients we serve. The earlier the diagnosis the sooner treatment can begin, which in many cases can be lifesaving. Your support will make the acquisition of this is critical new equipment possible. Our goal is to purchase one new CT scanner for PIH Health Hospital – Downey.

Nursing Education at PIH Health

Those who have experienced care at PIH Health appreciate its distinctive culture, which combines personalized care with a passion for excellence. Nursing is at the heart of this distinctive approach to patient care. Today, nursing staff play an increasingly dominant role in the ongoing transformation of patient care and PIH Health puts great emphasis on continuing education so that our nurses have access to the most advanced methods of patient care. Gifts in support of nursing education will provide continuing education and certification options to our nurses and will play an important role in enhancing the patient experience at PIH Health.

Other Areas of Support

In addition to unrestricted gifts to support the greatest need at PIH Health, many donors prefer to indicate their preference for how PIH Health will utilize their gift. PIH Health Foundation encourages charitable donations to a wide variety of service lines, programs and services that support the mission of PIH Health. Below is a list of some of the funds you can direct your donation to. If you have questions about any of these funds or to learn about other giving opportunities, please contact PIH Health Foundation at 562.698.0811 Ext. 81520.

  • Breast Health
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Labor and Delivery
  • NICU

Valued Donors of All Sizes

You’ll recognize the names of some of our donors—their generous contributions allowed us to build the facilities and programs we use to provide your care:

  • George and Thelma Anderson - Anderson Critical Care Unit
  • Atwood Family - PIH Health James P. Fitzgerald MD Spiritual Care Services
  • R.C. Baker – R.C. Baker Foundation Emergency Center
  • Ruby Golleher – Ruby L. Golleher Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Bob and Maya Mayer - The Bob and Maya Mayer Coronary Care Unit
  • Art Morris - J Arthur Morris Imaging Center
  • Louise & Hubert Perry – Perry Pavilion
  • Ruth B. & Ed L. Shannon – Shannon Tower
  • Patricia & John Scheifly – Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Wells - The Wells Medical Office Building
  • Bob and Maya Mayer - The Bob and Maya Mayer Coronary Care Unit

Additional valued donors provide a wide range of contributions through PIH Health Foundation. Explore more ways you can give, such as:

  • Cash gifts of all sizes
  • Planned giving/legacy gifts through bequests from your estate
  • Memorial and tribute gifts to recognize or remember the important people in your life
  • Appreciated stocks, bonds and securities
  • Employer-employee matching gifts
  • Real estate
  • Personal property

Make a donation today. We appreciate every one!

Contact Us

PIH Health Foundation
12401 Washington Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90602

562.698.0811 Ext. 81520
562.789.4462 fax

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