Reeling from one tragedy and confronted by a second, Robert had no local family to turn to for support.
Robert never expected to lose his beloved wife so soon. The two had plans to retire early and live out their lives enjoying one another's company. Sadly, Robert not only faced living life alone; he also faced his own medical crisis just months after losing his wife. Reeling from one tragedy and confronted by a second, Robert had no local family to turn to for support. Instead, he was referred to the Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program by one of his medical caregivers who knew that help was available because of people like you. Robert not only received financial assistance from the Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program to pay for medical expenses; he also received confirmation that people really do care about one another. The ending to Robert's story could have turned out so differently were it not for the generosity of this community.
The Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program helps numerous families and individuals, like Robert, who are faced with life's unexpected challenges, and who are in need of a helping hand. This help is made possible through the donations of caring souls who support this ministry started over 100 years ago by the Sisters of St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity. The Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program is funded entirely by donations and needs your help in order to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many. Won't you please take a moment to make a gift of any amount of your choosing, to help the Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program help others like Robert?
Last year, Penrose-St. Francis forgave millions in pure, outright charity care. While the totals are astounding they do not include the many additional dollars that we wrote off as "bad debt," due to losses from Medicaid and many other uncompensated services that we provide.
The mission of Penrose-St. Francis compels us to care for our community. With your help we can continue this tradition of caring started by the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of St. Francis more than one hundred years ago.