Denise Hale

Every year we receive letters, calls and donations from grateful patients honoring their physicians and the care they received at St. Mary’s Medical Center. However, Denise Hale just stepped it up to a whole new level. Well known not only in San Francisco society circles but internationally, Denise is one of the most grateful patients we have had cross our doors. Mrs. Hale established the Denise and Prentis Cobb Hale Charitable Gift Annuity for $1,000,000 to honor Dr. Remo Morelli and Dr. Pamela Lewis. This generous gift not only honors these two outstanding physicians but it allows each of them to direct a portion of the gift to improve health care at St. Mary’s.

The story began a number of years ago when Mrs. Hale was seeing Dr. Laurie Green. Dr. Green, who Denise attributes to saving her life, discovered early stage breast cancer which required surgery. Denise asked two people - Dr. Laurie Green and her longtime cardiologist Dr. Remo Morelli who should perform her surgery. Both said without missing a beat, Dr. Pamela Lewis. Dr. Lewis did a lumpectomy with great success and Denise never looked back.

Her trusted friend and physician, Dr. Morelli supported her throughout the entire ordeal.
We are so grateful that Mrs. Hale has recognized two of our exceptional physicians with such a generous gift. When asked about her philanthropic spirit which can be witnessed all over San Francisco and in other countries as well, she attributes it to her grandparents who helped raise her and instilled in her that actions speak louder than words.

Denise Hale

 

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