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Humankindness Lives Here


Humankindness comes to life in beautiful and unexpected ways every day. Our people and partners consistently inspire us with the actions they take towards healthier, more connected societies and we’re honored to share some of their work here. Please join us as we celebrate culture, sustainability and the health centered efforts of the communities that we’re proud to serve.

After a Wildfire, a Community Rebuilds

When Dr. Ed Zawada went back to work the day after a wildfire razed his Northern California home, he was far from alone. Many of his colleagues at Dignity Health’s Mercy Medical Center also had lost their homes or evacuated, but they knew their patients—who could see the fire burning from the hospital—needed them. With only the present and future before them, this community of healers united to support one another and spread humankindness.

Thank You, First Responders

The Carr Fire in Northern California was fought by brave, selfless men and women. Local first responders, those from across the state or beyond, and private and public enterprises all came together to save a city in distress. We're proud to stand beside them in serving Northern California's affected communities. Thank you for your countless acts of humanity and the sacrifices that give life to the communities you serve. Thank you, first responders.

Survivor-Led and Survivor-Informed

Dignity Health’s Human Trafficking Response (HTR) Program is led by Holly Austin Gibbs, a survivor of child sex trafficking and nationally known expert. Learn more about Holly and how this program is making a difference.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Dignity Health is taking a stand against human trafficking. Christine Cesa and Holly Gibbs are leading awareness programs in our Emergency Departments to help identify human trafficking in the communities we serve.

No One Dies Alone

Carol Wilson served St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton for 35 years before retiring. When the opportunity arose to organize the "No One Dies Alone" (NODA) program for St. Joseph's, Carol came out of her retirement and has since led the program as a volunteer.

Riding Toward a World Without MS

After countless milestones and advancements, much about Multiple Sclerosis is still unknown. We’re proud to sponsor Bike MS, an organization committed to fundraising research for a world free of MS. Join us as we follow Mary Allan through 2018’s Bike MS: Waves to Wine ride and learn a little bit about her own journey with Multiple Sclerosis.

Let's Reduce Straw Usage Together

When Girl Scout Shelby O'Neil reached out to us regarding plastic straw usage, we listened. We're proud to be inspired by Shelby and all of her work for the health of our oceans.

The Future for Jacob is Unlimited, an ADHD Story

A pediatrician told this mom her son had autism. A second opinion changed everything.When Jacob was just 3 years old, his mom noticed that he was acting a little differently than his siblings had at that age.

Daniel the Orangutan

Powerful alone, but better together. By treating everyone—and everything—with a little bit of kindness, we can make the world a healthier place for all.

Hmong Healing: Coming Together Through Different Cultures

When cultures blend, wires can get crossed. So when Western medicine practices were getting lost in translation with Hmong traditions, Dignity Health was there to help.

The Garden That Could

Our volunteers ignite the spirit of humankindness throughout our facilities and inspire us every day with their selfless spirit of generosity.

How Can Surfing Help a Doctor?

Dr. Oates is a former World Surf League tour physician. He currently trains physicians at Marian Regional Medical Center where he previously practiced as an emergency physician. Learn how experiencing awe helps Dr. Oates every day, and how you can find it too.

How Michael Overcame His Peanut Allergy

You never know until you try! With the help of Dignity Health Medical Groups physician, Dr. Inamdar, young Michael Lee defeated his severe peanut allergy.