CHW Makes $3 Million in Grant Awards


Grants Support Local Non-Profits

San Francisco, CA January 8, 2008 - Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth largest hospital system in the nation, announced today that it has made more than $3 million in grant awards to non-profit organizations in California, Arizona and Nevada, up from $2.7 million the year prior.

Grant awardees were notified in December 2007, following approval from the CHW Board of Directors' Investment Committee. Awards were made to 196 organizaitons in the communities served by CHW hospitals.

"These grants are an important part of the care we provide," said Lloyd H. Dean, president/chief executive officer of CHW. "As we deliver excellent care at our hospitals and health centers we also want to foster healthy communities. These grants are helping expand the resources that strengthen the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve."

"CHW's support is so important and goes a long way in helping us improve the health and wellbeing of our community, particularly those who are most vulnerable," said Dr. Momo Kurosaka, medical director for Shasta Community Health Center's healthcare for the homeless program, known as HOPE. The HOPE program, based in Redding, Calif., received a $50,000 grant from CHW. "These funds will help us provide care to individuals and families who are uninsured and those who are homeless. They will also help us with improved wireless technology that will link our electronic medical records at our main site with our mobile clinics."

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(For the full list of 2007 grant recipients, please click here).