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Grateful Patients Help Perpetuate Excellence

At the heart of Saint John’s Heath Center are the physicians who bring their medical expertise and compassion to heal patients. They are equally committed to keeping Saint John’s Health Center at the forefront of medicine through clinical excellence. Patients are the reason we exist and they enable us to continue our tradition of excellence through generous philanthropy.

Many patients choose to honor their physicians for the life-saving and life-changing care they deliver. One grateful patient paid tribute to Akanksha Sharma, M.D. with the following letter and a philanthropic gift in appreciation for her excellent care:

Robert Klein, President & CEO

Akanksha Sharma, MD
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Dr. Sharma recently took over my care in October 2020 after a long 20-year complex medical history. As a nurse myself I know how rare and amazingly lucky it is to find a doctor who is not only brilliant and clinically good, but also compassionate and caring. This is who Dr. Sharma is. She is hopeful when there is hope and honest when she needs to be. I can completely trust her, and have some hope as there always needs to be hope.

Real Patient

Dr. Sharma was the doctor I had always wanted: she was several steps ahead of me with concerns, thoughts and ideas which allowed me to let go of my worries- it was such a huge relief! I will be forever grateful for that.

Real Patient
Akanksha Sharma, MD
Young female doctor examining a small girl in her office.

The Power of Partnership

Saint John’s Health Center Foundation’s mission is to provide leadership and philanthropic support to Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Saint John’s Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute, that serve as catalysts for exceptional health care and research. This support and leadership extends to Saint John’s Physician Partners who provide much of the compassionate care our patients experience at physician offices, clinics and throughout the health center.

Saint John’s Heath Center Foundation brings together an all-volunteer board of directors, trustees, and physicians to ensure that Saint John’s is here for our community – now and into the future. These volunteers, along with physicians and administration work tirelessly to envision, plan, initiate and maintain structured programs of support for the health center’s capital, equipment, programmatic needs and community outreach. They help carry forward the Saint John’s mission of compassionate care.

The Foundation is the primary financial engine that helps fund state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technology, programs and services at the health center as well as ground-breaking cancer research. Currently, the Power of Partnership Campaign is underway with a goal of raising $200 million to revolutionize clinical care, attract world-class physicians and researchers, and remain at the forefront of leading-edge discoveries.

the Power of Partnership Campaign aims to raise $200 million to revolutionize clinical care

Donate now to honor your physician and make an impact in the lives of all Saint John’s patients

This site is made possible by Saint John’s Health Center Foundation through the generous donations of our community. For more information on Saint John’s Health Center Foundation visit our website or call 310-829-8424.