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Areas of Support

Area of Greatest Need

Gifts to the Area of Greatest Need allow the Foundation to support the current needs of French Hospital and our patients. The Foundation Board of Directors approves the use of these funds to purchase new medical equipment, the latest technology and provide support for special programs.

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Copeland, Forbes & Rossi Cardiac Care Center

Recognized nationally, the Copeland, Forbes & Rossi Cardiac Care Center is home to San Luis Obispo County’s leading heart care specialists. Opened in 2007, the Cardiac Care Center includes expert emergency staff, the best heart specialists and surgeons, and state-of-the-art surgical suites. 

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Copeland Health Education Pavilion

The new Copeland Health Education Pavilion, opened in Fall 2015, provides our community with a variety of preventive health education opportunities and is home to both the James R. Flanagan Simulation Learning Center and the Institute for Health Education and Research which includes a research collaboration with our academic partner, Cal Poly.

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Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center

At French Hospital Medical Center, our Family Birthing Center focuses on family-centered care, with your baby born in a private room and cared for at your bedside. Currently, thanks to community support through the Foundation, French Hospital is expanding the Family Birthing Center to include additional private birthing rooms, a new family waiting area, an upgraded nursing station and a new C-section suite.

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Hearst Cancer Resource Center

Since 2008, the Hearst Cancer Resource Center has provided thousands of cancer patients and their families with unique resources for addressing the physical, emotional and physiological issues associated with a cancer diagnosis, all at no charge. The Center offers more than 20 programs and services designed to help patients and their families through their cancer journey.

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Other Areas of Support

The Foundation also supports a variety of other programs and services at French Hospital. If you are interested in supporting a particular program or to learn more, please contact us.


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