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The mission of St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.

St. John’s is a non-profit, community-owned hospital. We reinvest all of our resources back into our community.


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It takes an exceptional community hospital to support an extraordinary community. And it takes an extraordinary community to support an exceptional community hospital.

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Julie Guttormson

Julie Guttormson

"In 2006, Julie Guttormson had lived in Jackson barely a year when she suffered a stroke. The stroke was caused from three blood clots, each located in different major veins of the brain. "

—Founder of Rock the Ride and Owner of Revolution Indoor Cycling

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Phil Leeds

Phil Leeds

"Lots of things happen on a national level, but funding goes to research, this goes to cover the need locally."

—Founder of Run & Ride for the Cure

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The Long Family

The Long Family

"If it weren’t for the chemistry analyzer that the Foundation purchased thanks to generous community donors, Mavis and I might not be alive. "

—Grateful Patient

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SJMC Words on Wellness Speaker Series: Featuring Dan Siegel, MD

Thursday, October 26, 2017

St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness Speaker Series brings acclaimed author and interpersonal neurobiology pioneer Dan Siegel, MD, to the Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 26

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25th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 23, 2017

November is Diabetes Awareness Month St. John’s Diabetes and Metabolism is devoted to improving the lives of patients with or at risk for diabetes. Through education, advanced technology, and

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Hospice Light Up Life

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Please join St. John’s Hospice for our annual Light up a Life gathering on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm. This community memorial service is a beautiful way to

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King Joins St. John’s Hospital Foundation

St. John’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Mary Katherine King has been named Director of Stewardship and Special Events. Mary Katherine King...

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St. John’s Hospital Foundation Lights the Town Pink!

On October 3rd, St. John’s Hospital Foundation turned on the Pink lights on Town Square to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month!  The event...

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Merrell Moves Into New Role at St. John’s Hospital Foundation

St. John’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Rachel Pettengill Merrell has been named Director of Development. Rachel Merrell had previously served the...

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