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A Strong Foundation to Build Upon

Donor gifts help countless patients on the Central Coast

French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) experienced an incredible rebirth just a few short years ago when it joined the Dignity Health network of hospitals and instituted it's very first foundation.

The FHMC Foundation Board of Directors was established in 2005 as an all-volunteer board with a mission to supporting the charitable and community health care mission of FHMC through fundraising and relationship building. The Foundation solicits philanthropic gifts, provides stewardship of these gifts, and grants funds to the hospital to advance the community's access to health care.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $16 million, which has resulted in the completion of the state-of-the-art centers and programs that contribute to the overall health of the San Luis Obispo community.

The first year it was established, the Foundation raised funds that supported a healing garden for patients and staff in memory of a local firefighter, a Community Outreach Fund to provide assistance to those unable to afford health care and a valuable mentoring program for student nurses.

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French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-5353