PAMF Doctors Believe in the Healing Power of Philanthropy
They practice different medical specialties and they see patients in different parts of our community—Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Cruz—but they share a single belief: improving the patient care experience. They also share a deep passion for philanthropy and work as the Medical Directors of Philanthropy at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).
- Internist Henry W. Jones III, M.D.—Palo Alto Division
- Gastroenterologist Bart C. Lally, M.D.—Camino Division
- Urologist Joseph H. Franks, M.D.—Santa Cruz Division
In addition, pediatrician Jimmy Hu, M.D., will support fundraising in Alameda, where he assumed the role of Division President on April 1, 2013.
We are extremely fortunate to have them all as partners," says PAMF CEO Richard Slavin, M.D., himself a surgeon and long-time supporter of philanthropy for healthcare.
"They are all busy clinicians, yet they go above and beyond to make sure we have the best possible resources to offer the best possible care for our patients.
"No one knows better than these physicians the importance of excellent facilities, equipment and programs to enhance the lives of their patients. And they know how much our donors appreciate the opportunity to support our charitable mission."
"At PAMF, philanthropy usually occurs when a grateful patient wants to recognize the quality of care and service provided by our physicians and staff," Dr. Slavin says.
Drs. Jones, Lally and Franks are exemplary clinicians. They are also liaisons, educators and voices of inspiration. They share what they know about PAMF and its needs. They link people who want to help with people who know how they can.
They speak with three voices, one message: "Generosity heals."