Areas of Impact

We are happy to direct your gift to the impact area
of your choice.

Greatest Needs Fund

(Unrestricted, to be used for the Healthcare System’s greatest need at the time of granting)

Like the rest of the world, the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is heavily focused on providing the best care and relief for our community, patients, and frontline workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gifts made to our “Greatest Needs Fund” are currently being prioritized for various COVID-19 related efforts such as aiding our doctors and nurses, updating equipment, and providing general support for our patients. Consider making a gift to our “Greatest Needs Fund” today.

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Your gift to support the Greatest Needs Fund ensures that the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has philanthropic support for projects and programs that they have prioritized as having the greatest need at the time of granting. During a capital campaign, or during a program-specific donation drive, your gift may be directed toward those fundraising efforts. Outside of a targeted campaign, your gift may be utilized within any of the above funding categories to support the project or program that needs it most.

Healthy Kids

(CMN Hospitals Program; Days of Discovery; Miracle Mobile; Level III NICU; Pediatric Diabetes Clinic; Asthma Day Camp; Pediatric Wellness Coaching)

nicu baby cameraChildren are our future, and we believe in giving them the healthiest start possible. Gifts made to the “Healthy Kids” fund are restricted to pediatric impact. Examples of how these funds may be used include Medical Needs Grants, providing medically beneficial equipment or services for individual children, or for Pediatric Community Health Initiatives like Asthma Day Camp. Funds might also be used for pediatric toys, comfort items, or distraction tools in our ER and Pediatrics Unit, to provide operating support for the SVMC Pediatric Diabetes Clinic, or to update the lifesaving equipment in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Cardiac and Stroke Care

(Regional Heart Center; Certified Primary Stroke Center)

We know that having a healthy heart is vital to living a healthy life, and that in stroke care, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Both of these services lines are a focus of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, earning numerous national awards and certifications. Funds given to support “Cardiac and Stroke Care” may be used to add or upgrade vital cardiac and neurology equipment, to provide advanced training to cardiac and stroke staff, to add or expand services related to these critical health conditions, or to provide community outreach and education on cardiac and stroke concerns.

Comprehensive Cancer Care

(Inpatient oncology services; Outpatient Infusion Center; Susan Bacon Cancer Resource Center)

outpatientA cancer diagnosis is something faced not only by the patient, but by their families and loved ones. During what is sure to be one of the scariest and most stressful times of their lives, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System provides a full spectrum of services, resources, and care for those facing cancer. Gifts made to support “Comprehensive Cancer Care” may be used to provide funding for inpatient oncology services or for our state of the art Outpatient Infusion Center. Funds may provide critical resources at no cost to patients including education, support groups, patient comfort bags, wigs and headscarves, and can even help with basic needs like transportation.

Buildings and Equipment

(Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center Expansion; New equipment throughout the Healthcare System; Building additions or improvements; Emergency Department Expansion)

Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center Building A healthcare system is only as strong as its capacity, and we know that access is one of the biggest health challenges faced by our community. Gifts made to “Buildings and Equipment” may be used for capital needs throughout the Healthcare System, to update or improve existing construction like our Emergency Room, or to create new access to care through the building or expansion of clinic and specialty care services outside of the main hospital campus.

Health and Wellness

(SVMC Diabetes & Endocrine Center; Behavioral Health; Mobile Health Clinic; Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center; Immunization Clinics; Health Screenings; Health, Fitness, & Wellness Classes)

Mobile Health Clinic TeamImproving health and wellness in our community is at the core of all that we do, and as health needs have evolved, so have the service lines of the healthcare system. When a community health needs assessment was conducted in 2017, the top 3 identified needs were Diabetes, Healthcare Access, and Behavioral Health. Gifts made to “Health and Wellness” support all of those health priorities and more. Funding may be used for the Mobile Health Clinic, serving children and families in need of access to primary care, or to support programs at the SVMC Diabetes & Endocrine Center, the SVMC Behavioral Health Clinic, or the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center. Funds may also go to support health, fitness, and wellness classes that are open to the community.

Kim Kelley Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The SVMHS family unexpectedly lost a beloved colleague in March of 2021. Kim Kelley was a nurse in the Emergency Department for the last 15 years, and also served as a nurse preceptor.

Kim’s family has generously created an endowment fund in her memory, with the earnings dedicated to providing scholarships for nursing students at Hartnell College.

Thank you to Kim’s family for continuing her legacy and helping support future nurses in her memory for years to come.