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St. Joseph’s Medical Center Employees Donate over 1,300 Toys to Children in Need

(STOCKTON, CA) December 15, 2023  –  Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) held their annual Adopt-a-Child toy drive on December 14th, with 1,332 toys and 31 bikes collected for local children. For more than 40 years, employees at SJMC have donated gifts through the annual event that is organized and carried out entirely by employee volunteers.

Through partnering with nonprofits such as Child Abuse Prevention Council, Human Services Agency, PREVAIL, Children’s Home of Stockton, and Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, the toys will be distributed to over 500 local children in the San Joaquin community prior to Christmas. 

"We are humbled by the generosity of our employees who continue to make Adopt-a-Child an astounding success year after year,” said President and CEO Donald J. Wiley. “This truly exemplifies St. Joseph’s Medical Center staff’s dedication and commitment to our local community, and I am grateful that we are able to give back in such a meaningful way during the holiday season.”

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About St. Joseph’s Medical Center 

Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 355 beds, a physician staff of over 700, and more than 2,700 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children's services, St. Joseph's is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. As a Sponsoring Institution for Graduate Medical Education, St. Joseph’s supports rapidly growing educational programs for both resident physicians and medical students. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph's is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. St. Joseph's is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O'Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph's continues to lead the region in medical innovation. St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health/CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit Catholic health system with care sites across 21 states dedicated to advancing health for all people. For more information, please visit  

Employees Donating Toys

Publish date: 

Friday, December 15, 2023

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