Ho Foundation Supports Dignity Health Glendale Relief Fund

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David Ho (left), governor of the S.H. Ho Foundation, is joined by Jill Welton, GMHHC Hospital president, and Dan Murphy, vice president of philanthropy at Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation.

When the COVID-19 pandemic appeared in the Southland in March, Dignity Health-Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center took appropriate steps to prepare for the potential influx of patients. Hospitals incurred significant expenses to sustain staffing, build surge capacity and secure equipment while canceling most of its scheduled procedures.
According to a spokesperson, the Glendale Memorial Health Foundation knew that its philanthropy efforts would be critical during the pandemic, so it created the Emergency Response/COVID-19 Fund. This fund provides for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary resources to support the hospital and community during this difficult time.
“Receiving this $100,000 charitable donation from the S.H. Ho Foundation is a reminder that Glendale Memorial Hospital has more than the support of our private Foundation, it has the support of our whole community,” said GMHHC Hospital President Jill Welton.
David Ho, governor of the S.H. Ho Foundation, said, “The Ho Foundation is proud to continue our support of Glendale Memorial. We are extremely grateful for their amazing caregivers who are here for us in our community during these challenging times. As Sandra Day O’Connor said, ‘Be grateful and show it.’ This gift is a gift of gratitude.”

Dignity Health Hospitals Offer Onsite Grocery for Staff

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Glendale Memorial Hospital’s healthcare workers now have an onsite grocery store, making it easier for hospital employees to get items they need in a timely fashion.

Glendale Memorial Hospital is making a difficult situation easier for its healthcare workers with an onsite grocery store. As grocery chains face restocking issues, safety concerns and restricted hours, it can be difficult for hospital employees to get items they need.
The hospital’s cafeteria has set-up a mini-mart with shopping available every day. “I am so proud of the entire Glendale Memorial family and hope this program provides more time for our staff and physicians to spend at home,” said hospital President Jill Welton.
Alex Valdez, the director of Nutrition Services, shares that staff have expressed their gratitude for the shopping options, with the first day serving more than 100 people. Thanks to partnerships with distributors, like U.S. Foods, the cafeteria is able to sell items to staff at cost.
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