Donor Spotlight

Amy DeWan

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Amy DeWan has worked as an EHR Administrative Coordinator in Dignity Health's IT department for two years.

What areas do you philanthropically support and why?

I support the Healthy Babies Fund. I think it’s a great program to be involved in. I have had first-hand experience with my daughter being born prematurely and it was a very scary time for me. Everything happened so quickly and if it weren’t for the skilled staff who kept me calm and comforted, I don’t know what I would have done. My daughter was in great hands, and it is all owed to the great training these nurses and doctors had.

What motivated you to start giving?

I want to be able to be a part of the help with continuing education for all babies! I feel very confident that there is never too much information one can learn. The more knowledge on healthy babies our community of doctors and nurses has, the more successful deliveries will be in the future. If my contribution will help out others, I am all for it!

Why do you think it’s important to be engaged through philanthropy as a Dignity Health employee?

It’s all about giving back to the community. Programs like these need to be ongoing for many years to come. I think it will benefit the overall community and be a touching reminder that YOU can make a difference!

What’s your fondest memory of working at Dignity Health?

My fondest memory would have to be the Northridge EHR go-live, which was my first onsite go-live experience. I bought a brand new pair of dress flats to wear for the go-live, accompanied by a pair of tennis shoes. The flats ended up being comfortable enough to be worn all week with my dress attire. Well, by the end of the first week from so much running around, I had worn a hole straight through the bottom of my “brand new shoes!” We all got a kick out of it, and I learned a valuable lesson. Do not wear dress flats to a go-live, stick with running shoes!

What’s one fun fact others might not know about you?

I am the oldest of five girls in my family, and three of my sisters are adopted from foster care.