The Spirit of Charity Foundation 


  • Cancer Care - This program provides prescriptions, nutritional supplements and treatment supplies for our cancer patients.
  • Medical Research - These funds are available to LSU and Tulane Medical Schools to facilitate research that directly benefits our UMCNO patients.
  • Medication Bridge Program - Donations purchase prescriptions, respiratory equipment and other durable medical supplies for patients.
  • Resident Education & Development -This program offers strong educational initiatives that directly impact patient care while physicians in training from LSU and Tulane Medical Schools are positively impacted.
  • Stop the Bleed - The Spirit of Charity Foundation is proud to partner with UMCNO and 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.
  • Transportation Assistance - This fund facilitates patient transportation to and from clinic/treatment appointments.
  • UMCNO Bariatric Program – Funding supports the programs and services of the multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals.
  • UMCNO Breast Health - Our Comprehensive Breast Health Program comprises a multidisciplinary team of doctors and other health care specialists (nurses, physician assistants, social workers and nurse navigators) focused on the comprehensive management of patients with all types of breast disease—both benign (non-cancer issues) and malignant (breast cancer).
  • UMCNO 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.
  • 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.
  • UMCNO 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.
  • UMCNO 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.
  • SOCF General Fund – Unrestricted funds that the Foundation utilizes for the area of greatest need within its outreach, programs and services.

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).