Executive Brief

Director, Annual Giving
John Muir Health Foundation

June 2022

About John Muir Health Foundation

About John Muir Health

A leader in health care in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Muir Health is a not-for-profit integrated system of doctors, hospitals, and other services. JMH has a very strong balance sheet, with a credit rating of A+ by S&P. Serving the greater Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, JMH has a broad base of support serving over 300,000 patients annually.

Facilities, Health Care Programs & Services

The health system provides healthcare services through two of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County: JMH, Walnut Creek Medical Center – a 554 licensed bed medical center that serves as Contra Costa’s only designated trauma center, and JMH, Concord Medical Center – a 245 licensed bed medical center in Concord, which includes a full-service Cardiovascular Institute. JMH also offers complete inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs and services at its Behavioral Health Center, a fully accredited 73-bed psychiatric hospital located in Concord.

Other areas of specialty include general surgery, robotic surgery, weight-loss surgery, rehabilitation and critical care. In addition, John Muir Health provides primary care and outpatient services throughout the community and several urgent care centers throughout the region staffed by physicians associated with the John Muir Health Physician Network.

Partnerships and Ventures

JMH continues to pursue opportunities to expand its service offerings and position the organization to better meet the needs of the communities it serves. In the last few years, JMH has entered a variety of strategic partnerships and joint ventures. Some of these include:

Awards and Recognitions

Over the years, JMH has garnered numerous accolades and awards, most recently including, among many others:

US News & World Report (2021/2021)

Newsweek (2021)

Healthgrades (2021)

The Joint Commission

Human Rights Campaign 

Cancer Network and Pavilion

John Muir Health and UCSF have launched the UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Network, a collaboration offering state-of-the-art care to patients in Northern California.

John Muir Health has broken ground on a $300 million Cancer Pavilion co-branded with UCSF Health. The cancer program is a joint venture that is economically funded by both organizations with the building owned by JMH.   

For additional information about John Muir Health, including a list of Awards & Recognition, Commitment to the Community and their Community Benefit Reports, Vision and Core Value, and Hospital Executive Team profiles, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.

About John Muir Health Foundation

John Muir Health Foundation (JMHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and stewarding philanthropic support for all health services, programs and facilities of John Muir Health.

Philanthropic gifts are essential to sustaining and enhancing the margin of excellence that distinguishes JMH as a top-rated healthcare provider and vital community asset.

Making a Positive Impact

Gifts to John Muir Health Foundation give health, give life, and give hope to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. By making a gift, donors instantly become an important part of the Foundation’s and Health System’s team. Their gifts help organizational leaders plan and provide for the future. Donations provide physicians, nurses, and staff with the tools and facilities to excel at what they do best. Philanthropy also provides patients and families with peace of mind, knowing that they can count on John Muir Health to provide top-quality care in their community.

Here are a few examples of how donor support is making a difference:

The Steins are in DEEP: Elliot and Eileen Stein helped launch the Diabetes Empowerment Education program (DEEP), an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, relatives, and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. “Until there is a cure, there must be more focus on education about prevention of diabetes and how to live a healthier lifestyle,” explains Elliot Stein, a John Muire Health Foundation Board Member and diabetic.

A Warm Welcome for Newborns: One of the first sensations a new baby experiences at John Muir Health is a warm, safe bed, thanks to state-of-the-art Panda Warmers that were funded by donor contributions. 

Advanced New Technology Saves Julie’s Life: The Legacy gift of longtime donors Jack and Patsy Brown helped fund the 3-D mammography technology that detected Julie’s breast cancer and saved her life. “I wish I could thank Jack and Patsy Brown in person for their generosity and for knowing that John Muir Health would use their gift in the best possible way. My family and I are forever indebted to them,” says Julie Long.

JMHF is currently in the silent phase of a campaign for the Cancer Pavilion, a 155,000-square-foot facility slated to open on the JMH Walnut Creek Medical Center campus in February 2024. This historic $100 million campaign will be announced publicly in November 2022.

Now is the time to join this dynamic, goals-driven team to help bring a revolutionary, world-class cancer program to fruition through philanthropic support.


John Muir Health’s campuses are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation’s offices are located in beautiful Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16 miles east of the city of Oakland. With a total population of 70,127 per the 2020 census, Walnut Creek serves as a vibrant hub for its neighboring cities because of its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose and San Francisco/Oakland, and accessibility by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). Its active downtown neighborhood features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments.

John Muir Health Foundation offers many ways to give, including a direct donation, Leaving a Legacy, through Stocks and Securities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Monthly GivingShareGiveHealth - a way for donors to help raise funds in support of John Muir Health. 

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