Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation
The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation and the Prime Healthcare Services Foundation are dedicated to improving access to healthcare by supporting nonprofit community-based hospitals and organizations and by increasing educational opportunities in healthcare.
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, 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 local to facilities around the country, and has pledged over $2.5 million this year alone.
The foundation also supported Access to Healthcare in Nevada, a nonprofit medical program offering discounted medical services to Nevada's working poor uninsured, and provides funding for clinics, such as the Turner House Children's Clinic in Kansas City, making access to high quality pediatric health care services available for underserved and uninsured children. The foundation also recently made a large donation to the YMCA in Kansas City, funding a cancer survivor program which allows participants to attend free of charge and receive much needed support during their recovery process.
Most recently, Dr. Reddy made a commitment of $40 million to found the California University of Science and Medicine, a new non-profit MD school to be located in San Bernardino, CA. Through Prime Healthcare Services facilities and the myriad of foundation donations, Dr. Reddy, The Prime Healthcare Foundation and the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation strive to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
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.