The Prime Healthcare Services Foundation takes its roots back to1989 when a generous donation of 1 million dollars from its Founder and the Chairman of the Board, Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP established a long running tradition of giving. “Lend a Helping Hand” has become its mantra for helping those in need.
In January of this year the Foundation added Montclair Hospital Medical Center to its growing chain of not-for-profit hospitals which includes Encino Hospital Medical Center which was donated to the Foundation in 2009. Montclair Hospital Medical Center was originally founded by a group of community physicians in 1973. It changed ownership several times before becoming a part of the Prime hospital network in 2006. It is a 102-bed acute care facility located in Montclair, California, offering a wide range of healthcare services to the Inland Empire area. Encino Hospital Medical Center is a 150-bed, state of the art hospital located in the Encino, California with a multi-disciplinary staff comprised of 330 physicians and 520 professional support staff. It serves a diverse population and with a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services.
Among the Foundation’s charitable activities are generous educational scholarships for students pursuing careers in health care at various institutions of higher learning. The Kelly Lukart’s Vision for the Future Program provides free eye glasses to elementary school children. Numerous community education programs are funded through the Foundation.
The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation also donated a free Public Health Library was established for the general public providing books, journals, magazines, videos and internet access for immediate access to the most current medical publications. The Circle of Care Foundation was established to help seniors, and the Circle of Care Leeza’s Place in Sherman Oaks, CA, provides assistance to individuals and their caregivers who are affected with memory disorders. The Circle of Friends program in Orange County, CA, supports the Senior Community through a free community health clinic in Huntington Beach. A Senior Wellness Center was recently opened in Apple Valley, CA, designed specifically with seniors in mind.
The Prime Healthcare Services Foundation is another vehicle for Dr. Prem Reddy’s well documented philanthropic endeavors, which have touched tens of thousands of lives throughout the past two decades, and will continue to do so as the Prime organization grows.