Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Grateful Patient Program

Perhaps it was a kind word, a hug or a prayer that brought comfort to you or a loved one. Or a life-saving procedure or a visit from a volunteer during your hospital stay. Our mission calls for us to “demonstrate special sensitivity toward all persons, especially those who are suffering or vulnerable.”

Express your gratitude in a very personal way

St. Joe’s patients express their gratitude for this exceptional level of compassion in a variety of ways – through their kind words, smiles, letters of thanks and financial contributions. The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity to say “thank you” to the doctors, nurses and other team members who made a difference to you or a loved one.

When patients or family members give to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation through the Grateful Patient Program, you are helping us care for thousands of patients from all reaches of northeastern Maine. Your gift may support patient care in areas of greatest need (unrestricted) or in a department or service of special meaning to you. Gifts may also be made in honor or memory of a loved one or in honor of a St. Joseph Healthcare team member. 

Your contribution in any amount can make a significant difference in patient care as well as to those who love and support them. Financial gifts, large and small, help St. Joe’s to help others.

Gifts from grateful patients and families:

  • Support patient care to those in need, regardless of socioeconomic background
  • Fund scholarships and continuing education for our professional caregivers
  • Assist with the cost of patient care services not covered by medical insurance
  • Underwrite the cost of new equipment and technology
  • Provide a healing environment, with monies used to purchase art

Here's How to Give

Giving online is simple and easy. To share your gratitude and make your grateful patient gift online, click here.  You may also want to include a few remarks about your or your loved one's experiences with our caregivers in the form field provided.

You may also make your gift by contacting the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation office at (207) 907-1740, emailing us at or stopping by our office in the Clift Darling House, located at 106 Congress Street in Bangor.

Upon receipt of your grateful patient gift, we will send a card to the caregiver(s) you wish to honor. You will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes along with our thanks.

Your gifts to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Would you be willing to share why you are grateful?

We want to hear from you! Tell us how you or someone in your family has been helped by the caring and compassionate staff and physicians of St. Joseph Hospital. Email us at and tell us about your experience, or write to us at:

St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 1638
Bangor, Maine  04402-1638

Please be sure to include your full name and phone number so that we can contact you! We enjoy sharing grateful patient stories on the website and St. Joe’s publications, but we will not do so without your permission.