SAN FRANCISCO – April 8, 2014 – Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation, has introduced Project Humankindness to highlight and engage others in its mission to improve the overall quality of life. Project Humankindness showcases the collective impact of the work that Dignity Health and its caregivers have been doing outside the hospital walls over the past 20 years, including grants, investments, and volunteerism.
"At the heart of Dignity Health's mission is a dedication to improving the quality of life in the communities we are so privileged to be a part of," said Lloyd H. Dean, Dignity Health's president/chief executive officer. "In bringing all of these programs under the umbrella that we're calling Project Humankindness, we are able to celebrate the great work being done in these communities and invite others to join us."
Dignity Health's commitment to the communities it serves has included financial and volunteer support to hundreds of programs. Since 1992, the health system has provided grant awards to 185 nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $88.1 million, and low-interest loans to 3,006 projects totaling $51.3 million.
Most recent Project Humankindness initiatives include:
"Project Humankindness offers Dignity Health a meaningful way to talk about the needs that exist in our communities and to show just how life-changing even small acts can be," said Bernita McTernan, executive vice president of sponsorship, mission integration, and philanthropy at Dignity Health. "From free educational clinics and access to care, to safety and mobility assistance, we recognize the positive impact that thoughtful programs can have on individuals, their families, and the community."
To learn more about Dignity Health's commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, please visit hellohumankindness.org or join the Project Humankindness movement at facebook.com/dignityhealth.
Publish date:Tuesday, April 08, 2014