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Minutes Matter More Than Ever


Many lives have been saved and families forever changed thanks in part to the generous support of our donors.



A dedicated and compassionate caregiver at St. Joseph Hospital for decades, Melvin Schwartz and his wife demonstrated their friendship and support for the Hospital by establishing a legacy through a generous charitable planned gift.”

Minutes Matter More Than Ever

Thanks to unwavering support,  emergency services campaign advances.

In the midst of the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at Providence Saint Joseph Foundation want to express our gratitude for your generosity and continued support of our medical center and the Minutes Matter Emergency Services Campaign. Now more than ever, we need dedicated community partners like you.

The pandemic has only underscored the great need for an upgraded and more spacious Emergency Department and Urgent Care facility. The knowledge gained through this experience has informed future designs for the Emergency Department, including modifying the waiting room space to allow for safer social distancing.

“We will be different — and better — after this experience,” summarized Debbie Buffham, director of emergency department and critical care services.

Despite the pandemic, our construction is on schedule and has safely continued to make steady progress on the leading-edge, new Emergency Department and Urgent Care facility.

While the economic consequences of the pandemic present challenges to fundraising at all levels, we are happy to report that Providence Saint Joseph’s Minutes Matter More Than Ever campaign has continued to steadily raise funds. Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, we have raised more than $69.7 million — 89% to our $78 million goal.

A testament to the dedication of our own caregivers is the extraordinary $1 million commitment from our physicians, who heroically face whatever challenges come our way in order to keep our community healthy and thriving.

Building a state-of-the-art Emergency Department and Urgent Care will be critical to realizing our goal of health for a better world, and our dedicated emergency caregivers are more than ready for these advancements. By having an Emergency Department side by side with an Urgent Care Center, it will be easy for patients to access the appropriate venue for care, reducing wait times and enhancing patient experience. Thank you for helping us achieve this exciting new level of emergency care for every member of our community in need.

To learn more about the campaign or to join the group of leaders supporting the Minutes Matter More Than Ever campaign, please visit supportsaintjoseph.org/minutesmatter.

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Call: 818-847-4673
Address: 501 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91505
Email: psjfoundation@providence.org

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