Emergency Response Fund     Non-Cash Donations

Emergency Response

Our East Valley Dignity Health team has served the community for 60 years and we began as the Sisters of Mercy in Phoenix exactly 125 years ago.

We have always anticipated and responded to the needs of the community. Today is no different, as our health system and our community face the threat of COVID-19. In coordination with the Arizona Department of Health Services, our local governments, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dignity Health is taking every possible step to address COVID-19 by identifying cases, isolating patients, and providing them care and the best chance at recovery. At the same time we’re taking extraordinary precautions to protect the community at large, our caregivers, and all staff and visitors at our Urgent Care Centers, Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center – along with our partners at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Arizona General Hospitals and Emergency Rooms. At a time when communities must come together to provide prevention, healing and recovery, our entire system is providing the medical care necessary to help us navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
We cannot do this critical work alone. As part of the Dignity Health team and CommonSpirit Health nationally, we are uniquely positioned to address this crisis. As part of the largest nonprofit healthcare system in the United States our medical centers and urgent/emergency care locations have access to medical resources, best practices, and clinical information that will directly impact our work with patients. Locally, we rely on medical professionals, community leaders, volunteers, and a broad array of donors to advance our work. We will continue to rely on these individuals as this situation unfolds. To address COVID-19 in our community, our Foundation has created an Emergency Response Fund, to provide philanthropic financial resources to our teams. Donations to this fund are restricted to the hospital’s response to COVID-19 and treatment of patients affected by it. 
Among the critical areas supported by this fund:

  • Medical supplies
  • Equipment
  • Resiliency training and resources for physicians, nurses, and hospital staff
  • Education
  • Patient financial assistance
  • Funding for additional physicians, nurses and caregivers 

Gifts of any size to our Emergency Response Fund will make a positive impact in our community. 
Please do not show up to the hospitals with your donations, please email eastvalleyfoundation@dignityhealth.org or call 480.728.3931 from 7am to 8am (leave a message if no one answers). We appreciate each and every one of you reaching out to our care giving teams, we are overwhelmed and grateful for your support. We continue to work to keep everyone safe, even with donated items so please do contact us to discuss the donation and delivery.