The Spirit of Charity Foundation 


Make your impact and DONATE today to help a specific program. Your restricted gift provides reassurance that your support will be utilized only for that area of interest to you.

  • Bariatric Program – Funding supports the programs and services of the multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals.
  • Burn Center – This fund advances burn care in our community and region through burn related program development, including survivor care, outreach, education, burn research & conferences, and enhancement of the patient experience at UMCNO.
  • Cancer Center - The Cancer Center provides patients with a single location for clinic visits, treatment planning, surgical needs, chemotherapy infusion, and radiation oncology services offering a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.
  • Forensics Program – Funding helps assist survivors of sexual assault and violence in New Orleans by providing 24/7 trauma informed care in a safe environment after an assault.
  • General Foundation Fund – Unrestricted funds that the Foundation utilizes for the area of greatest need within its outreach, programs and services at UMCNO.
  • HIV Outpatient Program - Assists in the development and enrichment of care provided for people living with HIV by supporting patient needs that are essential to their care, engagement or retention at UMCNO.
  • Medication Bridge Program - Donations purchase prescriptions, nutritional supplements, treatment supplies, respiratory equipment, durable medical supplies and transportation to and from clinic/treatment appointments for UMCNO patients that meet financial assistance requirements and social worker approval.
  • Medical Research - These funds are available to LSU and Tulane Medical Schools to facilitate research that directly benefits our UMCNO patients. See requirements and guidelines.
  • Palliative Medicine – These funds aid in providing a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of life for people who are living with serious illnesses. Our team of doctors, social workers, and therapists will work collaboratively with a patient’s entire medical team and their families to provide medical, emotional and social support needed to cope with serious illness.
  • Resident Education & Development -This program offers strong educational initiatives that directly impact UMCNO patient care while physicians in training from LSU and Tulane Medical Schools are positively impacted.
  • Saints Fans Being Saints - Donations entertain the children of not only families affected by ALS, but also children with immediate family members that have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or have succumbed to crisis or hardship. The purpose is to put a smile on the face of a child as their family member(s) undergoing adversity.
  • Stop the Bleed - The Spirit of Charity Foundation is proud to partner with UMCNO, LSU and Tulane Medical Schools in sponsoring and facilitating the Stop the Bleed Program. It is a national campaign developed by the American College of Surgeons to teach adults and children life-saving techniques in a bleeding emergency.

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 UMC New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    UMC 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
    UMC has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).