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Progressive Care Unit

The new Progressive Care Unit will nearly double the amount of intermediate care beds in the hospital.

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Providing a continuum of care to ensure the best possible outcome for all patients.

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

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$300K Raised
New Progressive Care Unit
Goal: $12M Raised: $300K
The new Progressive Care Unit will treat medical and surgical patients whose needs are not serious enough for the Intensive Care Unit, but unstable enough for the regular hospital floor. It will nearly double the amount of intermediate-care beds. That helps move patients along their care path quicker, reduces wait times and shortens the length of stay.
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“Our organization is unique in part because of the partnership that exists between the Foundation and the hospital itself. As chief philanthropy officer, I partner closely with our senior leadership team to identify areas of opportunity – and together we connect those opportunities with compassionate, generous donors.”

— Amy Daugherty, Chief Philanthropy Officer

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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 hospital 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.

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Call: 714-347-7900

1010 West La Veta, Suite 300 – Orange, CA 92868

Email: foundation@stjoe.org

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