By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– – St. Mary Medical Center Foundation is pleased to welcome Mike Page as the new Director of Special Gifts. Mike has lived and worked in the High Desert community for more than 15 years and his knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to the foundation as it continues its mission to support St. Joseph Health, St. Mary. In its support of St. Mary, the foundation works to bring new services and quality healthcare to High Desert residents. As St. Mary begins building its new $260 million medical center in Victorville, Mike and the foundation team will be looking to the families, individuals and businesses of the High Desert to achieve this dream that will provide critical health services to the High Desert community for generations.
“I have long admired St. Mary and its emphasis on ministry and caring for the most vulnerable in our community. I am excited to now be a part of its important mission and ensuring quality healthcare for all High Desert residents,” said Mike.
Mike worked in the telecommunication industry for more than 25 years most recently serving as the Director of Governmental and External Affairs for Verizon. In this role Mike has diligently worked with local business leaders, elected officials, community organizations and key community leaders. In addition to his work, Mike has actively been involved in the community in chambers of commerce and Rotary Club as well as serving on the California State University Foundation Board. For the past 10 years, Mike has represented the community as an elected member of the Mojave Water Agency. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and political science from California State University, San Bernardino.
“Mike brings an extraordinary level of commitment to St. Mary along with a vast knowledge of the business and civic leaders in the High Desert. His enthusiasm, experience and belief in perfect care for all persons bring a great fit for his position and the mission of St. Mary,” stated Foundation Vice President Larry Woodard, FAHP.