Programs We Support

Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center's programs and services reach beyond the hospital's walls into our community, bringing education, comfort, healing and life-saving care to people in need. Donors to Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation make it possible for Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center to continue its mission of caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

  • Sisters of Charity Patient Assistance Program

    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. 

  • Wall of Honor at Penrose Hospital

    A Gift That Will Do So Much Good Today. A Tribute That Will Live On For Generations To Come.

    It's difficult to find the words that describe the truly special times of our lives, and the special people in our lives.   

    How do you express the joy of a newly born life? The grief for a lost love one? The gratitude for a lifetime of support and friendship? Or just a message of love and caring to someone special on a birthday or anniversary?  

    Now there is a way to demonstrate these unspoken emotions with a powerful, positive action. The Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation offers a special program of commemorative giving that channels your sentiment in to a benevolent, caring contribution to those who need it most.

    The Wall of Honor 
    The Wall of Honor is an attractive, dignified wall located in the new main lobby in the E Tower of Penrose Hospital. Presented on a 46" LCD, each name appears independently with your special message.

    A Heritage of Caring

    For over 20 years, Penrose Hospital's Wall of Honor has occupied a very prominent place in our hospital's main lobby. It is a reminder of how special each and every person truly is whether with us today or passed on; relative or friend, close or far away. It reminds our physicians, associates, volunteers and visitors of the sacredness of every human being. It reminds us of our mission and that we are children of God and are called to serve everyone.

The Guest House Ministry

John Zay Guest House


Together, under the umbrella of our Guest House Ministry, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation will be able to better support the operational needs of both guest houses at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.

Patient Assistance

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The Halos for Heroes program at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center offers patients and guests a special way to say "thank you" to a physician, nurse, or other hospital associate.

Associate Assistance

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Your gift will directly support patients and fellow associates right here at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, our local and global communities through the United Way and Global Health Initiatives funds.