The Spirit of Charity Foundation

About Spirit of Charity Foundation

The Spirit of Charity Foundation’s contributions to the growth and historical preservation of the legacy of Charity Hospital are essential to our beloved city and its surrounding parishes as we pay homage to the founder of Charity Hospital, Jean Louis and seek to continue his spirit of generosity to the disadvantaged of our region. In doing this, the Foundation continues to promote what Charity Hospital has stood for; the ideals of humanism and caring for the most vulnerable in our society.

Spirit of Charity Foundation Values

  • Dignity - A belief that everyone is worthy of respect
  • Empathy - The ability to understand and share the feeling of another
  • Integrity - Begin all projects with the Foundation mission in mind
  • Service - Commitment to helping or serving others
  • Stewardship - Determination to responsibly manage or look after other's resources
  • Sustainability - Determined to ensure our efforts are maintained at the highest level

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).