Charities of Prime Healthcare and Dr. Prem Reddy
The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation and the Prime Healthcare Foundation
are dedicated to improving access to healthcare by supporting nonprofit
community-based hospitals and organizations and by increasing educational
opportunities in healthcare.
Driven by Dr. Reddy's life-long passion for healing and education,
the Foundations act as stewards of private funds to be used for public
good and fulfill a commitment to give back to the communities serviced
by Prime Healthcare Services.
Dr. Reddy and his family founded the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation,
previously known as the Desert Valley Foundation, in 1986. It is a nonprofit
foundation that has donated millions to various charities, including those
that support health education, college scholarships, public healthcare
education and free community clinics. Additionally, the Prime Healthcare
Foundation was founded in 2006 and funded by Dr. Reddy and his family.
It owns eleven non-profit acute care hospitals both in California, Georgia,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, which are considered community assets. Both
foundations have combined assets of over $800 million.
In the United States, the Foundations assist patients unable to afford
treatment by funding free clinics and organizations supporting preventative
care. The Foundations also seek to ensure that students of all backgrounds
can pursue careers in medicine. Internationally, the Foundations promote
and support programs that improve quality of life, which includes providing
free medical care and supplies, potable water, new schools and safe, clean housing.
Through the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, Dr. Reddy supports Samaritan's
Purse, donating equipment to be used in clinics across high-needs areas
of Africa. He supports nursing students through scholarships and infrastructure
funding at universities and facilities around the country, and has pledged
over $2.5 million this year alone. Most recently, Dr. Reddy made a commitment
of $40 million to found the California University of Science and Medicine,
a new non-profit medical school to be located in Colton, CA.