Guardian Angel Program

Perhaps it was a kind word, a hug or a prayer that brought comfort to you or a loved one.  Or maybe it was a life-saving procedure or a visit from a volunteer or a Sister during your recent hospital stay at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center.  Our mission calls for us to “demonstrate special sensitivity toward all persons, especially those who are suffering or vulnerable.”

Express your gratitude in a very personal way

St. Mary patients express their gratitude for this exceptional level of compassion in a variety of ways – through their kind words, smiles, letters of thanks and financial contributions.  The Guardian Angel Program provides an opportunity to say “thank you” to the doctors, nurses and other team members who made a difference to you or a loved one.

When patients or family members give to St. Mary Foundation through the Guardian Angel Program, you are helping us care for thousands of patients from all reaches of Long Beach and neighboring cities.  Your gift may support general patient care or a particular department or service of special meaning to you. Gifts may also be made in honor or memory of a loved one or in honor of a St. Mary Medical Center healthcare team member.

Your contribution, large or small, can make a significant difference in patient care as well as to those who love and support them.  

Gifts from grateful patients and families:

    • Support patient care to those in need, regardless of their financial background
    • Fund scholarships and continuing education for our professional caregivers
    • Assist with the cost of patient care services not covered by medical insurance
    • Underwrite the cost of life-saving equipment and technology
    • Help fund the urgent expansion of our crowded Emergency Department