At Natividad Foundation, each gift tells a story. Women, men, children and families receive access to health care services regardless of their ability to pay. Our public-​private partnerships help develop innovative and effective programs like Indigenous Interpreting+®, provide specialized medical technology, enhance the county’s state-​of-​the-​art Level II Trauma Center and support its award-​winning Acute Rehabilitation Center.

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It’s Official: Jennifer L. Williams-​Carpenter is Natividad Foundation’s President & CEO


On Thursday, May 17,  Jennifer Williams accepted the position as permanent President & CEO of Natividad Foundation.  Jennifer’s been with the Foundation for 17 years, and was formerly our Director of Development. Under her interim leadership since January, Natividad’s partners have come together to support our important projects and programs.

This month, we received the California Wellness Foundation’s grant for $225,000 to support CHOICE. This is their first grant to our Foundation and helps fund the program for three years. Earlier this year, the Harden Foundation, which has supported our Foundation for more than 25 years, gave us a $100,000 grant for the hospital’s Radiology Modernization project. We are honored and grateful for these partnerships and the immense impact they have on our hospital, our staff and the health of Monterey County.

Jennifer joined the Foundation staff in 2002, shortly after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master of Arts in Theology. She first started working in hospital settings at 15 years old when she joined the volunteer auxiliary at her local city hospital.

Over the last 16 years, as part of a talented team, she has written, secured and managed more than $10 million in federal and state grants for Natividad. Jennifer has also worked with more than 100 foundations that have donated millions of dollars to support critical programs that have enhanced and strengthened the hospital and helped our patients live healthier lives.

Jennifer can be reached at jennifer@​natividadfoundation.​org or (831) 755-​4187.










Natividad Medical Center and Natividad Medical Foundation have new names!

Natividad Medical Center announced yesterday a new name. The hospital is now known simply as Natividad. A new tagline, “Inspiring healthy lives,” communicates Natividad as a health care partner with purpose and impact beyond inpatient care. The subtle change in name reflects the central and expanding role Natividad, a public hospital serving the community for over 132 years, plays as a resource for advancing full and healthy lives.

Natividad Medical Foundation also changed its name to Natividad Foundation and updated our logo, a move that brings the Foundation in alignment with the hospital’s new
name and brand. Read more here.

“Natividad is on a first-​name basis with everyone in the community. Our doctors, nurses, specialists and support team members provide comprehensive care that helps patients feel less vulnerable and get back on the road to healthy lives.”
– Dr. Gary Gray, Natividad’s CEO

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Reach for Your Own Peak Health
Natividad is proud to introduce its new magazine, Peak Health. Conveniently provided in both English and Spanish, the magazine inspires healthy lives by sharing stories of top health practices at the hospital, inspiring patient experiences, and glimpses of Natividad’s work both in the hospital and in the community. It will help you reach your own Peak Health.

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Media and Press Inquiries

We’re always available to answer questions or provide media with information about us and our important programs that transform health care into healing. Please email Hillary Fish or call 831-​755-​4187.