Doctors, nurses, and social workers request resources from the Greatest Needs Fund when their patients are ready to move forward with healing, but don’t have the basic resources to make a successful transition. Donors contribute to basic necessities such as medications, transportation, shelter and other resources they need to transition back to independence. These one-time gifts help patients in need to safely leave the hospital and move forward with their lives.
Through the Patient Greatest Needs Fund, donors, including the employees of Monterey County, contribute to ensure good care turns into good outcomes for patients, families, and the community. Over the past ten years, the Foundation has provided more than $360,000 to Natividad’s patients — and transformed the lives of many patients as a result.