This Holiday Season, Make a Gift
to California Pacific Medical Center
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This holiday season, I hope you will be moved to make a tax-deductible contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more to CPMCOpens new window to support CPMC's lifesaving work.
And we hope you will enjoy this short video - a holiday gift of gratitude to you from all of us at California Pacific Medical Center. Seeing these honest, heartfelt expressions of emotion is rewarding for those of us who work here. And it’s an experience we're so happy to be able to share with you.
This three minute presentation is titled “The Hands-on Healing of Terri Slagle, M.D.” But its real star is a little boy named Savion Saint-Prix. At four years old, this child’s exuberant spirit and abundant good health are a testimony to his remarkable courage and strength. They are also a testimony to Dr. Slagle and the other health professionals in CPMC’s Newborn Intensive Care UnitOpens new window who provided critical care for Savion during the first 100 days of his life.
Savion’s mom, Andrea, says, “Coming out of a situation like this, you are very acutely aware of the fragility of life . . . that in a moment, things can change.”
The emotions expressed by Savion’s parents are experienced thousands of times every day at CPMC, in units providing care for patients of all ages. In CPMC's emergency departmentOpens new window, cancer centerOpens new window, cardiac intensive care unitOpens new window and stroke centerOpens new window, the feelings are the same.
I hope that seeing and hearing Savion’s story will help you realize how significant an impact you have when you help us invest in the latest technology, hire outstanding staff and conduct world-class medical research. CPMC Foundation’s current funding efforts reflect the diversity of the patient population we serve. Two examples of 2012 priorities on which we will continue to focus in the year ahead are:
- Retina Camera for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. This new equipment will help CPMC’s physicians diagnose and treat vision problems in premature infants like Savion and other young children.
- Support for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. This year, CPMC opened a new Brain Health Center to aid patients and families coping with cognitive impairments due to dementia and other neurological disorders. Part of our Neurosciences Institute, this new program will also pioneer important clinical research.
From all of us at the Medical Center and the Foundation, warmest holiday wishes for peace and joy and the best of health in the coming year.
President, CPMC Foundation
P.S. If you have not yet made an end-of-year contribution, won't you please do so now? Thank you.
Because life is precious, we encourage giving to life and a lifetime of giving.