Because wellness is more than healthcare.
Though adequate access to healthcare is extremely important in a local community, this is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. The St. James Hospital Wellness Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization created as a platform to bring together healthcare providers, local government entities, social service providers, community health partners, industries, small businesses, schools and community members to address all aspects of wellness in our community. Together, we can truly improve the lives of our citizens.
The Foundation will develop, participate and support health and wellness services and programs for the communities we serve such as purchasing equipment and supplies, promoting, fundraising and raising awareness of health and wellness; designing and directing services, monitoring and analyzing community health and wellness data; facilitating and collaborating with stakeholders for health and wellness programing and lead projects to generate community health and wellness by addressing all social determinants of health.
- LWCC Foundation
- In 2020, St. James Hospital Wellness Foundation was awarded a $25,000 COVID response grant supporting the mental wellbeing of healthcare workers. The grant funded private counseling services and grief support for hospital workers.
- The Mosaic Company
- In 2020, St. James Hospital Wellness Foundation was awarded a $10,000 community investment grant to help fund start-up costs for a community garden named “St. James Wellness Farmacy.”
- The Capital Area United Way
- In 2021, St. James Hospital Wellness Foundation was awarded a $25,000 Hurricane Ida Disaster grant in support of St. James Parish Hospital Employees with unmet needs due to the storm. Funds will allow our foundation to assist employees significant property damage and/or hardship due to Hurricane Ida.