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Community & Physician Partners

Part of French Hospital Medical Center's (FHMC) mission as a not-for-profit, mission driven hospital is to partner with other nonprofit organizations. With this mission in mind, FHMC has reached out to physicians, community leaders, cancer survivors, and cancer support organizations to provide the necessary guidance and community support essential to the Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC). This unique collaboration emphasizes a holistic approach to a patient's wellbeing during their cancer care. Some of our community partners include American Cancer Society, Enhancement, Inc., The Cancer Support Community, and Cancer Connections of San Luis Obispo County.

A special heartfelt thanks to our major donors whose generous gifts have made the Hearst Cancer Resource Center possible:

 George Randolph Hearst, Jr. Stephen Hearst
 Erin Hearst Knudsen Dr. Sanjay and Smita Ganpule
 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Anissa Balson
 American Charros Association The Rossi Family
 Rabobank Neva Orton
 Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation Alan and Cathleen Iftiniuk
 The Keller Family Thomas Vendegna, M.D., & Gayle Cekada,  M.D. & Friends
 Thomas J. Spillane, M.D. & Karen Allen, M.D. Jim Malone, M.D. & Jessica Malone, R.N., N.P.
 Bert and Candace Forbes Dr. Michael and Jenni Clayton
 Dr. Roman Bukachevsky and Anne Yarema Nanci Bell and Family
 James and Sandra Copeland Jeanne Bayer
 Digital West Networks, Inc. Susan Minker, M.D.
 Susan L. Vincent Bank of America
 Tom and Linda Grissom Coral J. Corsaut
 PUMA Aquatic Swim Team Central Coast Wine Classic
 Ben Kulick Jim and Debi Saunders Family
 Dr. Jonathan and Kelly Stella  

Links to our Community Partners and Resources: 

Community Partners:


Cancer Support Community  Livestrong
American Cancer Society  National Cancer Institute
Team Survivor   Prepare to Live
Cancer Connection  Planet Cancer
Jack's Helping Hands  Coalition for Cancer Cooperatives
 Jennifer Diamond Foundation

Community support is essential to maintain and grow HCRC programs and services. Community donations are being sought to contribute to an endowment with a goal of $4 million to preserve the long term funding of the HCRC.

To make a tax-deductible donation, contact the FHMC Foundation (link), call (805)542-6496, or e-mail Debby Nicklas at (

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