Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center awarded $101,000 to four local organizations supporting their respective accountable care communities. As in past years, Glendale Memorial Hospital awards grants to organizations partnering together to respond to needs identified in our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment – including obesity, mental health, diabetes, alcohol and substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cholesterol.
The four accountable care communities awarded grants were Ascencia (lead organization), Corporation for Supportive Housing, and Northeast Valley Health Corporation; Glendale Community Free Health Clinic (lead organization), Family Promise of the Verdugos, and Sunday Lunch Program; Kids Community Dental Clinic (lead organization), Glendale Unified School District, and Ascencia; Wellness Works (lead organization), Trauma Resource Institute, and Veterans Coalition of Glendale and the Verdugos.
“Our Dignity Health Community Grants Program seeks to partner with other community organizations whose efforts embody Dignity Health’s five core values: Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence,” said Rev. Cassie McCarty, Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care Services for Glendale Memorial Hospital. “We are so impressed by the accomplishments of our community agency neighbors, and we are honored to support their efforts. Our community partnerships strengthen our Dignity Health mission to improve the quality of life.”
The Community Grants Program is funded by contributions from Dignity Health member hospitals and supports Glendale Memorial Hospital in its mission to provide compassionate, high quality and affordable health services.
On Jan. 28, Glendale Memorial Hospital invited the partnering agencies to accept their grant award at a luncheon hosted to celebrate their efforts. The luncheon was held in the John Stauffer Auditorium on the hospital campus.