ARROYO GRANDE, CA – September 12, 2017 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to share that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County in support of its Cancer Care Fund.
The Cancer Care Fund exists to provide cancer patients and survivors with their immediate basic needs as they undergo treatment or transition into recovery. The ultimate goal of this assistance is to minimize disruption in patients’ treatment and to remove any unnecessary stress that could potentially diminish their health.
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County provides leadership and encourages charitable giving for the issues that improve and enhance lives in the county. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is committed to supporting the charitable and community health care mission of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital through fundraising and relationship building to advance the community’s access to health care.
“It is so wonderful to have the support of a distinguished community organization like the Community Foundation. This grant will help us ensure that local cancer patients are given everything they need to help them focus on making a full recovery,” said Montisa Phelan Lopez, Vice President of Philanthropy at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation.
Through the Cancer Care Fund, patients in need are provided with financial and emotional support, such as gas and grocery gift cards, childcare, transportation, assistance with rent or utilities, cancer support groups, counseling, and a nurse navigator who serves as a critical source of support for each patient from diagnosis throughout recovery.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast.
Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.