St. Rose Hospital Foundation

St. Rose Hospital is a private, Nonprofit healthcare facility located in Hayward, California. St. Rose Hospital’s 55-year history of community service includes a long history of providing high quality, unbiased healthcare to the underserved in Alameda County. 

Mission Statement

The St. Rose Hospital Foundation helps St. Rose Hospital carry out its mission by raising the necessary resources needed to meet the hospital’s current and future needs. The Foundation provides community support and a level of assistance that enables the hospital to serve all those in need in our diverse community.


The purpose of the Foundation is to financially support the hospital’s ongoing projects. For St. Rose Hospital to meet the needs of the community, it requires up-to-date facilities, equipment, and resources. Regardless of insurance status, the hospital provides access to quality healthcare services to low-income families throughout the Hayward and Southern Alameda County community.

Organization History and Populations Served

Before 2005, St. Rose was part of the Via Christi Health System, a nonprofit health system comprised of several hospitals and clinics.  As part of a larger system, St. Rose was able to access the system’s resources (both financial and operational) to absorb and offset losses and lower operating costs.  In 2005, Via Christi elected to no longer have St. Rose as part of its system and St. Rose became an independent nonprofit hospital.  This change has had a dramatic effect on St. Rose’s financial condition and its ability to survive.

Since October 9, 2012, St. Rose has been managed by Alecto Healthcare Services under a management services agreement. Alecto’s management services agreement was approved by Attorney General Kamala Harris in her oversight role over nonprofit hospitals. Alecto has maintained St. Rose’s nonprofit status since it began managing the Hospital and is committed to manage the Hospital on a long-term basis so long as St. Rose receives the support it requires to survive.

St. Rose Hospital is a safety-net hospital that provides services to central and southern Alameda County residents, regardless of income or insurance status. With a population over 150,000, the hospital serves as the only hospital in Hayward, a Bay Area city that boasts the third largest population among all Alameda County cities. We are one of two safety-net hospitals in the area. We serve 15% of the uninsured/underinsured. Our Emergency Department receives well over 40,000 visits annually. Many people in our community use our facility as a replacement primary care physician due to lack of access to care. As the only hospital within the city, St. Rose Hospital has made it a priority to provide quality healthcare services. We serve all who come to us in need of care.

The Saint Rose Hospital Foundation works rigorously to develop partnerships within the community and conducts outreach whenever possible. Foundation members also take leadership roles within the community by educating and promoting the services that the hospital provides as well as building community rapport and goodwill. St. Rose Hospital Foundation raises funds to support the hospital so that they can take care of our very diverse community. Federal, State and County funding is insufficient for the hospital to operate optimally without our additional fundraising efforts.

St. Rose Hospital is an extraordinary facility providing medical services including the following:

  • 217 Licensed Hospital beds
  • 17 Emergency Room Treatment Stations
  • 881 Employees
  • 360 Physicians and Staff
  • 1 of 4 Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) in Alameda County and the only one not affiliated with a public agency or a children’s hospital.
  • 1 of 3 Safety net hospitals in Alameda County and the only one located in Southern Alameda County.
  • 1 of 4 Hospitals in Alameda County that contract with Medi-Cal.
  • 1 of 8 Hospitals with Cardiac Catheterization Lab (pacemakers, stents, angiographs, etc.).
  • 5th Largest employer in the City of Hayward.

Our Population served demographics:

  • 7% Hispanic/Latino/a
  • 2% Caucasian
  • 22% Asian
  • 9% African American
  • 14% live in poverty
  • 2% have no health insurance
  • 57% language other than English is used as at home