Providence money to benefit local areas
Providence Health Care has announced that it provided almost $30
million to benefit residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita
Valleys in 2004.
The money was made possible through a program called the Emilie
Gamelin Program for Patient Assistance, named after the founder of
the Sisters of Providence. Much of it was spent on free medical care
for people with low incomes. Funds also benefited programs like
tattoo removal, school nurse programs and cancer outreach.
The company served nearly 100,000 San Fernando and Santa Clarita
residents in 2004 through these programs, and since 1999 its
community outreach spending has grown by 83 percent.
To find out more about Providence Health Care’s Community Benefit
Program, call 1-800-HEALING or visit Providence’s website at
July mixer at hospital
The Burbank Chamber of Commerce’s July mixer will be 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. July 28 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center’s Hope
Conference Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St.
The mixer will be co-hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Factory and will feature a $450 cash prize drawing. Admission to the
event is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
For more information, call the chamber at (818) 846-3111.