Joan Gellert-Sargen with ICU Nurses

Joan Gellert-Sargen (left) with ICU Nurse Kerry Sanner (center) and ICU Department Manager Bianca Lin, RN (right).


Joan Gellert-Sargen

Local philanthropist Joan Gellert-Sargen knows firsthand how important intensive care services can be. Joan was impressed by the technology available in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at French Hospital, as well as the dedication and compassion of the ICU nurses caring for critically ill patients. 

Her passion and commitment to our community inspired her to make a $50,000 gift to support the newly renovated and expanded ICU. In recognition of this generous gift, a plaque was recently installed in the ICU, renaming the nursing area as the ‘Joan Gellert-Sargen Nurses Station’. Joan’s support of the ICU at French Hospital further illustrates her passion and commitment for giving back to our community.

 “I understand the importance of having the latest and greatest technologies available, and the impact of compassionate care,” Joan says. “I want to help French Hospital provide the best possible health care for San Luis Obispo County.”

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