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The coronavirus pandemic presents unprecedented challenges, but our community is standing strong – together.



What Inspires You?

Every day — and in times in crisis — St. Jude Medical Center is there for its community. Likewise, this community has never hesitated to reciprocate its heartfelt support for St. Jude.

At this moment, your support is more critical than ever. The COVID-19 crisis is having multiple ripple effects across the lives of patients, families and healthcare workers in north Orange County.

The Most Immediate Way to Support

Make a gift to St. Jude’s Emergency Response & Recovery Campaign. Your donation will help:

  • Respond to the clinical needs of patients and families affected by the COVID-19 virus
  • Strengthen St. Jude’s current and future emergency preparedness and response efforts
  • Provide resources to support the health and well-being of our frontline healthcare workers
  • Care for low-income and vulnerable populations who are experiencing a reduction of health and safety net services as a result of COVID-19

Other Ways to Support

Email SJMF@providence.org to learn more about equipment donations, in-kind giving opportunities or send a note of appreciation for our caregivers by email.

Campaign Progress

Our new twenty bed unit will help bridge the gap between the ICU and medical-surgical units.

Securing life-protecting equipment
Donations toward St. Jude’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Emergency Response & Recovery Campaign enabled the purchase of 60 high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which are being used to clean the air in COVID-19 screening and treatment areas.
Hometown heroes
As our area continues to face unprecedented challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Orange County community has stood with us — raising funds, providing protective gear, offering meals and so much more.

A donation for COVID-19 makes a difference. Here’s proof.


Now, more than ever, our community needs St. Jude Medical Center and compassionate neighbors like you.

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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

Meet The Expert

Gemma Seidl

Executive Director of Critical Care, Telemetry and Medical-Surgical Services


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Gemma Seidl

Board Member

Gemma Seidl, RN, MSN, MPH, PHN is Executive Director of Acute Care Services, Nursing Operations and Clinical Informatics Systems at St. Joseph Hospital, where she has worked since 2008.

She has a Masters in Nursing Administration from Cal State Fullerton and Masters in Public Health from Aristotle University. Over her 30 year career, she’s been recognized as an authority on sepsis, critical care best practices and nursing leadership. She’s been nominated several times for St. Joseph Hospital’s Values in Actions awards.

Gemma and her husband Michael have one son.

What motivates your desire to give back?
It is a calling to be a nurse and caring for our dear neighbor is a privilege and obligation to give back not just financially but with time, treasure and talent.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’m front and center on the needs of the hospital and the population we serve. Supporting the medical center is another way for me to support patients I see every day.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
One of my goals is to provide feedback on donor supported initiatives to ensure that they’re being used to save patients’ lives and improve caregiver work environments.

Contact Us

Call: 714-992-3033
Address: 1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200, Fullerton, CA 92835
Email: SJMF@providence.org

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