Saint John's Magazine Winter 2013

January 02, 2014

As 2013 winds down, we have the opportunity to reflect on the momentous changes and noteworthy progress at Saint John’s Health Center over the past year. As always, we are mindful of the significance of our donors and supporters in the evolution of our hospital.

Your steadfast friendship and belief in our mission has allowed Saint John’s Health Center to remain among the finest hospitals in the nation, as is evident in our Healthgrades ranking as one of the 50 Best Hospitals for seven straight years.

The New Year will find us moving into an exciting future with Providence Health & Services, Southern California. The story beginning on page 10 in this issue describes the enthusiastic reception we have received from Providence and the confidence we derive from our similar histories, parallel approaches to healthcare and shared Catholic mission.

We believe in reaching out to underserved communities. For example, several members of our medical staff participate in charitable medical missions overseas to treat people in communities where healthcare is scarce. We also support the vitally important Child and Family Development Center, one of the county’s few remaining community mental health programs directed at the emotional and developmental needs of low-income and minority children. We remain committed to the values of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth to provide care to those most in need and are proud of the institution we have become.

With your support, patients at Saint John’s Health Center will continue to experience outstanding healthcare at the hands of a kind and compassionate staff.

John M. Robertson, MD
Chair, Saint John's Health Center
Foundation Board of Trustees

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