Thinking Beyond

What is Beyond Health?


By now, most people in San Luis Obispo County have heard about Beyond Health—French Hospital’s new fundraising campaign. Billboards, banners, commercials, postcards, and conversations have amplified the promise of the reimagined health care that Your New French Hospital will bring to the Central Coast. But it’s more than just a new campus, it goes Beyond Health.

French Hospital Medical Center is expanding our investment in today’s best technology and top clinicians by enhancing our medical, surgical, and critical care services for our neighbors, families, and children. By doubling capacity to include 56 new private patient rooms, a 16-bed NICU to care for our fragile newborns, and ten new adult Intensive Care Suites, we are growing a more integrated, modern campus. But it’s more than that.

As we heard stories from our patients about their experiences, hopes, and needs, we thought beyond what was expected of a community hospital. We focused on what our patients deserve, and developed a vision that would transform the entire quality of life for our region.

In order to usher a new era of health care with this transformative campus expansion, we set a goal to raise more than $30 million from our local community and French Hospital family in order to complete the $125 million project. To do so, we created a new campaign–set apart from Dignity Health’s Hello Humankindness–where we can focus specifically on the promises that will be fulfilled by Your New French Hospital.


Beyond Health