$2 Million Committed To Fund Unique Pain Management Center At Saint Francis Memorial Hospital In San Francisco

Benefactor Phoebe Cowles Provides Major Funding For Clinic

Oct 15, 2015, 09:00 ET from Saint Francis Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saint Francis Foundation today announced a $2 million financial commitment from philanthropist Phoebe Cowles to fund a unique pain management clinic at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

The Phoebe Cowles Center for Comprehensive Pain Treatment will offer a holistic approach to pain management by bringing together in one clinic physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, as well as non-traditional forms of medicine, physical therapy and spiritual practice.

"The Phoebe Cowles Center For Comprehensive Pain Treatment is a first-of-its kind clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area that offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing pain," said Kevin Causey, President of the Saint Francis Foundation. "Everyone at the Foundation and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is grateful to Phoebe Cowles for her generosity and her vision in supporting this unique new center of excellence."

The Center will be lead by Medical Director Dr. Hoyman Hong and Administrative Director Roxanne Schulkin. Dr. Hong has been working with Ms. Cowles over the past 12 years to help her manage a chronic pain condition.

"I am very pleased to support the pioneering work in pain treatment being done at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital," Ms. Cowles said. "Dr. Hong and his team are renowned leaders in the field of pain treatment, and their interdisciplinary approach will help many more people like me manage persistent pain. I hope others will pledge their financial support to the Center to advance the treatment and study of pain."

The Center, located at 1199 Bush Street, Suite 300 across the street from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, will open in Summer 2016.

To learn more about the Phoebe Cowles Center for Comprehensive Pain Management, call Saint Francis Memorial Hospital at 415-353-6000.

About Saint Francis Foundation

Established in 1979, Saint Francis Foundation is a public, non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide philanthropic support to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the community. The Foundation manages approximately $97 million in assets and has a Board of Directors comprised of 25 community leaders. Saint Francis Foundation is also founder of Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP), a collective impact project dedicated to advancing the health and safety of the 33,000 residents who live in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.

About Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Located atop Nob Hill near the downtown business and visitor centers in San Francisco, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital meets the health care needs of the community with a wide spectrum of programs and services. In addition to its Bothin Burn Center, Saint Francis is renowned for orthopedic specialties in sports medicine, spine injuries and joint replacement, as well as acute rehabilitation. Saint Francis has also been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star recipient for Heart Failure Survival, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Respiratory Failure, Spinal Fusion Surgery, and Stroke Survival. For more information, visit www.saintfrancismemorial.org.

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SOURCE Saint Francis Foundation