St. Rose Hospital Foundation Receives $75K Grant from Fremont Bank Foundation

Grant will fund facility upgrades to ensure best possible care

HAYWARD, Calif., November 21, 2013 - St. Rose Hospital, a nonprofit health care organization serving the East Bay community, will soon begin facility upgrades to improve care for the thousands of Alameda County residents it serves each year. The work is made possible thanks to Fremont Bank Foundation, which recently contributed a $75,000 grant for the improvements.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and grateful to Fremont Bank Foundation for its generous support of our work,” said Michael Cobb, executive director of St. Rose Hospital Foundation. “Because we are a nonprofit and an independent hospital, grants like this are needed so that we can continue offering excellent, cost-effective care to all of our patients.”

St. Rose Hospital Foundation will use the grant to make critical facility and technological upgrades that will improve security at the hospital and enable doctors and nurses to care for patients more efficiently.

“St. Rose Hospital is an outstanding health care provider serving all residents in need regardless of income or insurance status,” said Marie-Pascale Peterson, director of community outreach at Fremont Bank. “The bank prioritizes partnerships with organizations like St. Rose Hospital that care for people often lacking access to important health and human services. We are proud to partner in the hospital’s much-needed work and look forward to its continued success.”

Fremont Bank Foundation has strongly supported St. Rose Hospital Foundation for more than a decade.

About St. Rose Hospital Foundation

St. Rose Hospital Foundation is the charitable arm of St. Rose Hospital ( Built in 1962, St. Rose Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and has built a strong reputation for outstanding cardiology, emergency, diagnostics and women’s services. It is one of only four facilities in Alameda County to be designated as a Cardiac Receiving Center.

About Fremont Bank Foundation

Fremont Bank ( is the primary funding source for Fremont Bank Foundation, which was established in 1995 as an independent, private grant-making foundation. Sharing with the community is at the heart of Fremont Bank Foundation, which provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of services and programs that enhance the quality of life for all people in the communities served by Fremont Bank. 

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