Our Mission and Values
Mother Joseph, a Canadian nun, began caring for the sick in 1858 in Vancouver. She founded what we know today as PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. And she knew how to fundraise! She'd send the young nuns out to the local mining camps to raise the $1 per day required for patients at her tiny hospital. The money raised ensured that every patient who needed care got it.
Things haven't changed in that regard. Our Foundation and our Medical Center are committed to exceptional medicine and extraordinary care for every person. But we need your help to care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, and to have the very best facilities and the newest equipment and best staff and physicians for everyone coming to PeaceHealth Southwest for care.
How We Use Your Gifts
Your generosity allows us to sustain medical programs and services that benefit hundreds of community members each and every day.
Our donors help:
- Provide care for vulnerable patient populations that include low-income, uninsured and underinsured men, women, children and babies. This is what exceptional medicine and extraordinary care for every person is all about.
- Provide the highest quality medical care in terms of the latest equipment, best facilities and medical staff for everyone.
Every gift is a treasure. Every dollar counts. Thank you.