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.

How your donations will help

Every dollar donated to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation stays right here in Penobscot county to support us in our mission to provide healing and care for the whole person, in service to all our communities.

Your generous gift will go towards the following St. Joe's programs and more:

Heart Failure Clinic

Dr. Jims Jean-Jacques (back, right of picture) heads up St. Joe’s newly established Heart Failure Clinic. He’s passionate about using technology to improve healthcare for patients with a heart failure diagnosis.

Your gift today will help fund twelve new take-home kits for patient care. These kits include a specialized electronic tablet that has plug-in monitors for blood pressure, weight and oxygen levels. The data collected is used to create a unique treatment plan for each patient – with aspects of cardiology, pharmacy and lifestyle/nutrition adjustments.

These kits mean patients can stay in the comfort of their own home, but still have frequent and expert care at hand. If a patient’s vitals change, their care team can see right away and check in with them. Your gift toward this technology could prevent the next heart attack!

After the initial two-week monitoring period, the kit is returned and then loaned out to another patient.

Watch this video to hear more about St. Joe's Heart Failure Clinic from Dr. Jims Jean-Jacques.

Your gift today will reduce hospital admissions for heart failure and improve patient-centered, community-based care; all while helping a patient with heart failure live as normal a life as possible.






Healing Arts Program

The purpose of the Healing Arts Program is to enhance the healthcare environment and aid in healing and recovery. Read more about St. Joe's Healing Arts here.

Top 5 donor supported funds in 2018:

You can donate safely online to any of St. Joe's programs or departments.

Mother Mary Angela Fund
Established to support our neighbors in need with the most urgent costs of care, such as prescription co-pays, travel, and minor equipment; this fund relies solely on philanthropic gifts.

The Campaign for St. Joe’s
So many wonderful donors have invested in the future of St. Joe’s Outpatient Service Center at 900 Broadway — making it possible to look forward to breaking ground in early 2020.

St. Joe’s Unrestricted Fund
Unrestricted gifts support St. Joe’s most immediate needs. In 2018 donors helped us expand our Healing Arts Program, purchase recliners for patient rooms, and support other improvements to patient care.

SAFE Nurses
This fund supports our Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program. In 2018 donors paid the costs for training and certification of two additional SAFE nurses to meet the growing demand for services in the St. Joe’s Emergency Department.

St. Joe’s Hospice fund helps provide gentle and compassionate care for our most vulnerable patients at end of life.




From left: BSO Duet plays at St. Joe's, Mother Mary Angela Fund recipient Tammie with her home care team, SAFE Nurse Michelle Markie with a patient.