You can be a catalyst in transforming women's care in San Francisco. Thanks to visionary philanthropic partners, women cared for by CPMC’s Gynecology and Women’s Health specialists get the expertise of an academic medical center combined with the compassion and convenience of their local community hospital. Every dollar of your philanthropic investment goes directly to the CPMC Women's Health program that most inspires you.
Giving Opportunities in Women's Health
- Women’s Health Resource Center (WHRC) — The center offers classes, support groups, massage therapy, a cancer boutique, the Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Recovery Program and a Mini-Medical School on Women’s Health.
- Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Recovery Program at the WHRC — Women undergoing treatment for uterine, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar, and peritoneal cancer can receive education and support services tailored to each patient’s unique needs. To ensure that every woman who needs it has access to this supportive care, the program is free and funded by philanthropy.
- Gynecologic Oncology — Dr. John Chan's research efforts—funded in part by philanthropy—give gynecologic cancer patients at CPMC access to more clinical trials than any other medical center on the West Coast.
- Notkin Family Breast Cancer Recovery Program — Every year this program assists hundreds of women and their families through the process of diagnosis, treatment options and survivorship, including counseling and support groups.
- Dr. Goodson Breast Cancer Research Fund — Your gift will help fund vital research into how environmental factors can influence the development of breast cancer.
Maternity and Newborn
- Deikel Family Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — Invest in our tiniest patients. The newly named Deikel Family Newborn ICU delivers exceptional care to around 600 premature babies and families every year. Our NICU exemplifies the combination of “high-tech” and “high-touch” medicine that is our goal for all of the care CPMC provides.
- Newborn Connections™ — Offers support and education through pregnancy and early parenthood, providing prenatal classes, support groups, breastfeeding and baby supplies and lactation services.
- Dr. Michael Katz Cervical Cerclage Research Fund supports a critical procedure in obstetrics care, which may be used if a woman’s cervix is at risk of opening under the pressure of the growing pregnancy. The program will study new and proven techniques on how to prevent miscarriage or premature labor, and share the information with patients, caregivers, and the caregiver community.
- Carol Baer — Bay Area resident and cancer survivor invests in breast cancer research at CPMC.
- The Notkins — Their thoughtful investment created the Notkin Family Breast Cancer Recovery Program.
- Saks Key to the Cure — Saks Fifth Avenue donated San Francisco event proceeds to CPMC's Women's Health Resource Center during Key to the Cure weekend.
- More than half of all newborns in San Francisco—5,000+ babies a year—take their first breath on one of our campuses.
- CPMC's Division of Gynecology has earned a Top 50 national ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
- More benign and malignant gynecologic surgeries are performed at CPMC than any other hospital in San Francisco.
- By adding 3D mammography to the screening process, the overall detection rate for breast cancers increases 27 percent. All 3D mammography units at CPMC’s nationally accredited Breast Health Center were funded by philanthropy.
A Legacy of Care
At the 2018 Legacy Society Luncheon, longtime CPMC philanthropic partner Shelby Notkin announced, “I have included CPMC in my estate plans and I plan to leave at least one million dollars to support women and their families at CPMC’s Breast Health Center.”
Philanthropy Powers Our Innovation
You can be a catalyst in transforming women's care in San Francisco. Every dollar of your philanthropic investment goes directly to the CPMC program that most inspires you. To learn more about giving opportunities in women's health, please contact:
Fermin P. Nasol
Campaign Director, Women's and Children's Health
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115