City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Established in 1913, the nonprofit has been finding better treatments and better prevention strategies for cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. With expert staff, patient-centered care, innovative treatment, and a first-class educational training campus, City of Hope is committed to finding cures and saving lives.
What sets City of Hope apart from other philanthropic organizations is the equal emphasis placed on research and on patient-centered care. Although Senior Prospect Research Analyst Libby Fennell has worked with health-related nonprofits before, she has “never seen something like” City of Hope’s hospital. “The attention to patient care and patient experience is so important,” Fennell shares, “but then you also have groundbreaking research going on in the building right next door. That’s something I was blown away by.”
ITS Administrative Services Manager Eleana Liou agrees with Fennell, and notes that “City of Hope puts a lot of effort, thought, and design into our research centers and hospitals.” So while there are IT teams and researchers indirectly improving patients’ lives by advancing health projects, there are also doctors and nurses who are directly caring for patients. And, according to employees, both groups see the life-changing value in the organizations’ meaningful work.
Apart from being motivated by City of Hope’s mission, employees are inspired by their co-workers on a daily basis. “Everybody has a smile on their face and they’re here for the right reason,” says Fennell. “We’re here to help those who are sick and prolong life. And hopefully bring a smile to those people who maybe haven’t seen a smile because they are sick. And I think that’s the important part of the work we do.”
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