Parkview Community Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1958. Its founders included 5 local physicians who shared a love for the community and a dream to make sure the residents of Riverside had access to quality and affordable healthcare. Today, Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center’s (PCHMC) mission remains the same. Operating in an area with a significant shortage of healthcare professionals, the hospital remains critical to the well-being of the community including areas of Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Moreno Valley, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
Parkview Community Hospital Foundation (the Foundation and our predecessor) was established in 1973 by the hospital board to seek private gifts and grants to support the hospital. Over the years, millions have been raised to purchase equipment critical to the care of patients and to support advanced health programming.
The Parkview Legacy Foundation was created in July of 2019 by the sale of Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center (a non-profit hospital) to AHMC (a for profit hospital group). With the sale, the state of California required that the proceeds of the non-profit hospital be put to use for the benefit of the community through the creation of non-profit public charity or private foundation. The Legacy Foundation is the result of that transaction. With the funds endowed to the foundation, we are honored to invest back into the local community with a broader scope of ensuring the equitable probability of wellness through social determinants of health.
Damien O’Farrell, President and CEO
Damien O’Farrell joined Parkview Legacy Foundation to lead operations after 5 years as CEO of Path of Life Ministries, the largest non-profit homeless shelter and housing provider in Riverside County. There, he was instrumental in the development of organizational systems, staff development, community integration and led the organization through to double in size and service area. In addition to his role with Path of Life Ministries, Damien has also served as the Director of Community Development at Today’s Urban Renewal Network (TURN), where he now serves as a board member. Damien is a certified facilitator and strategic lanner with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, has served on the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership Board and a past Charter Review Commission for the City of Riverside. He is the founding Vice-President and a past President of The Pick Group (a Young Professionals Organization), a member of the original creation and steering committees for Seizing Our Destiny, Give BIG Riverside, Our Riverside, Our Neighborhoods (known as 26 in 26), and serves as the Board Chair for the International Social Benefit Business, CommonChange.com.
As a lifetime resident of Riverside, he is husband to Jennifer (Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire), and father to Marleigh (7 year old RUSD student).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Parkview Legacy Foundation?
A: Parkview Legacy Foundation is a 5013c dedicated to benefiting its communities in four distinct areas: housing stability, social mobility, whole health accessibility, and integrated solutions.
Q: When was Parkview Legacy Foundation formed?
A: July 2019
Q: How is Parkview Legacy Foundation funded?
A: Parkview Legacy Foundation was initially funded by the sale of Parkview Community Medical Center, a non-profit hospital, to AHMC, a for profit hospital group. With the sale, the state of California required that the proceeds of the non-profit hospital be used for the benefit of the community through the creation of a non-profit public charity or private foundation. Parkview Legacy Foundation is the result of that transaction. With the funds endowed to the organization, we are honored to invest back into the local community with a broad scope of ensuring the equitable probability of wellness through social determinants of health.
Q: Who does Parkview Legacy Foundation benefit?
A: Parkview Legacy Foundation benefits its local community through partnerships with civic and educational institutions and non-profit organizations in four distinct areas: housing stability, social mobility, whole health accessibility, and integrated solutions.
Q: When will the community at large start to see these actions in place?
A: Our actions are ongoing. The dedicated non-profit organizations and initiatives who are the primary beneficiaries of our purpose are beginning to see the impact and benefits of our work now.
Q: How do we partner with Parkview Legacy Foundation?
A: Parkview Legacy Foundation enjoys partnering with local, regional, and national organizations to support and further work in line with our mission and service areas. Those interested in entering into a strategic partnership please contact us at 1-833-943-0003 or submit inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details about Parkview Legacy Foundation’s areas of focus and current projects can be found at parkviewlegacy.org.
For more about Parkview Legacy Foundation’s response to the 2020 economic, health, and social crises, please visit https://parkviewlegacy.org/answers-to-recent-questions/