Care for the Poor Programs
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A gift toward St. Jude’s Care for the Poor programs will ensure thousands of low-income families access to quality medical, mental, dental, and vision care.
Your contribution expands access to healthcare, promotes health improvement and quality of life, and creates healthier communities across Orange County.
Together, we can bring latest technology
to treat a wider range of cardiac procedures.
59% of the fundraising goal achieved with the help of neighbors like you
The Valve ClinicA new but fast-growing program within St. Jude’s cardiac care services, the Valve Clinic provides focused evaluation of patients with complex valve disorder to assess their potential for life-saving treatments, such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) or open heart valvular surgery. The clinic supports an expedited, higher-touch referral pathway that connects patients to the most appropriate treatment plan, all while providing personalized navigation of care.
Building a comprehensive care teamCurrently, a single nurse practitioner is coordinating care, but further support is needed to support the growth and volume of the Valve Clinic, as well as to meet stringent quality metrics that improve the patient experience. In addition to the need for increased navigation support from either an advanced practice provider (NP or PA), a nurse navigator, or cardiovascular/TAVR coordinator, the Clinic is also in need of an RN catheter lab nurse and a CBT tech.
Special operating bed in one of the surgical suitesWe offer one of the state’s most sophisticated surgical settings, including a “hybrid” cardiovascular suite. This cutting-edge suite combines the diagnostic power of 4D imaging with both minimally invasive interventional procedures and traditional open-surgery techniques in the same procedure. A special operating bed in one of these diagnosis-to-treatment surgical allows for successful treatment of complex or formerly inoperable conditions.
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"This donor community has always been at the heart of St. Jude’s pursuit of excellence. Our ability to keep pace with the latest innovations and advancements in care is due to your philanthropic generosity. Our dedication to treating our patients and families with compassion, dignity and respect is inspired by your partnership in our mission.”
— Dub Drees, Chief Philanthropy Officer
“This donor community has always been at the heart of Providence St. Jude’s pursuit of excellence. Our ability to keep pace with the latest innovations and advancements in care is due to your philanthropic generosity. Our dedication to treating our patients and families with compassion, dignity and respect is inspired by your partnership in our mission.”
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