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Message to the Community

Faith-based, legacy foundations exist to enhance the quality of life of its target populations. The Methodist Health System Foundation (MHSF) worked hard to achieve this objective during the past year. Simply, we have preserved our tradition of caring for and enhancing the lives of those we long ago vowed to support.

One of MHSF’s benchmarks is to increase the scope of collaboration with dedicated partners through innovative strategies and a shared vision. This allows us to partner with organizations that support our mission to provide health-related programs and services for the benefit of the citizens of East New Orleans and beyond. 

As of January 1, 2018, Mr. Frederick C. Young, Jr. retired as President of MHSF. His devoted leadership has been the cornerstone of MHSF’s stability and success for nearly four decades. Happily, he will continue to share his wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion as a member of the Board of Directors.

Despite the challenges faced by the healthcare industry nationwide and the volatility in the financial markets, MHSF continues its tradition of strong financial performance through responsible stewardship across our organization.

MHSF approaches our mission with an unwavering commitment to excellence, and we strive to respond to the changing needs of the communities we serve. Our community partners help us to serve more families with greater needs and to provide higher levels of care closer to home. The school based health centers offer children and young adults uncomplicated access to healthcare in a safe and secure environment. MHSF healthcare discipline scholarships, in partnership with local universities, help to alleviate the shortages of healthcare professionals.

Throughout the growth and changes, our core values remain steadfast. These values are our legacy and have served as the basis for all of our service to the community; they will continue to guide us as we strive toward our future goals.

Sincerest Regards,

Patrick M. Gibbs, Chairman
Wendy M. Beron, President

Mr. Patrick M. Gibbs
Chairman of the Board
Methodist Health System Foundation

Mrs. Wendy M. Beron
Methodist Health System Foundation