Throughout its distinguished history, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation and its donors have been essential partners with Saint John’s. They are visionaries, innovators, and leaders whose generosity has developed a small community hospital into a world-class health center. We invite supporters to join us in upholding our standards of excellence in driving advancements in technology, research, and patient care.

Stories of Impact


Q&A with Digestive Health Institute Leaders

The newly opened Digestive Health Institute provides comprehensive care in a comfortable setting. By Nancy Brands Ward Almost everyone experiences problems with digestive health at some point. For some, it’s […]

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Helping Others is Her Way of Life

Including Saint John’s in her estate plan ensures Grace Cherry’s legacy will endure. Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner When Grace Cherry, RN, was only 3 years old, she would take […]

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Health. (That’s What I Want.)

Motown founder and rock legend Berry Gordy embraces his own good health and reaches out to people in need. By Shari Roan At 92, Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. has […]

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We’ve seen successful partnerships play out over and over where the donors work with researchers who work with physicians who work with patients to change the face of medicine.” Michael Ricks Chief Executive, Providence Saint John’s Health Center & Saint John’s Cancer Institute

A nationally renowned 266-bed hospital, Saint John’s Health Center is a complex and vibrant hospital that has been serving the Santa Monica and Westside Los Angeles communities since 1942. Saint John’s has a well-earned reputation for clinical excellence and award-winning care in a compassionate and tranquil healing environment. Distinguished by its patient care programs, it is also the anchor for two outstanding partners, the Saint John’s Cancer Institute and the Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Rapid Response team members: Dr. Jason Tarpley, Melanie Lynch, RN, John Michael Matilla, RN, Alex Ortega, RN, and Dr. Frances Fan.

The dynamic collaboration between Saint John’s and these two world-class research institutes offers a uniquely nimble approach to medical care. Innovative research directly impacts health center patients with rare immediacy. Clinical trials give patients access to leading-edge treatments and procedures—while facilitating research discoveries. And everyone benefits. One example of this uniquely successful partnership is our award-winning stroke care and Rapid Response team, at left, which reflects the highest standards of care.

With your support through Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, Saint John’s will continue to lead, driving progress and delivering cutting-edge health care throughout the Westside, Southern California, and beyond.

The Impact of Your Generosity

An inside look at how you’re helping us save lives.