Quality Health Care
Henry W. Jones III, M.D.
Henry W. Jones III, M.D., has a special appreciation for the doctor/patient relationship given his family tree. It’s no wonder. Medicine runs all through the Jones clan; in fact, Dr. Jones' grandmother was the first female physician in Buffalo, New York. Still, it’s doubtful any of his relatives or forebears could top the experience of receiving a million-dollar check from a patient as a gift to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's (PAMF) Encina Breast Imaging Center.
"That was a wonderful moment and I wasn’t expecting it," he says. "Usually my role in philanthropy is to articulate my passion for PAMF and for the community coming together to take care of one another."
Dr. Jones has practiced internal medicine on the Peninsula since 1980. He first became involved in philanthropy during the capital campaign for construction of the Palo Alto Center. Fifteen years later, he is one of PAMF’s most experienced fundraisers.
His personal passion is to help nurture and educate the next generation of physicians, and he is proud to champion PAMF’s Pre-Med Scholarship Program. This local scholarship provides highly motivated high-school seniors with financial support and mentoring as they make their way through college and on into medical school. Many recipients are the first in their family to attend college.
"Doctors are educators," Dr. Jones says. "That role is one extension of my career. Another is philanthropy. As physicians, we all have a second job. When a grateful patient asks, 'How can I help?' It’s our job to show them how."