Inventor and philanthropist John C. Lincoln and his wife, Helen Lincoln, came to Phoenix in 1933 because of Helen’s ill health. Helen recovered and became involved with helping others, especially the less fortunate health seekers hoping to recover from tuberculosis, through Desert Mission. The family contributed funds to buy 20 acres of land for the Desert Mission.
As the population grew, the health care activities of Desert Mission grew, and the first hospital was built on that land. Today, the Network consists of two hospitals in Phoenix, a Level I Trauma Center, physician practices throughout the Valley, community programs, a college nursing program and medical specialty centers. Our mission is to assist each person entrusted to our care to enjoy the fullest gift of health possible and to work with others to build a community where a helping hand is available for our most vulnerable members.
Through Desert Mission, the Network stays true to its roots and reaches out to provide services to the underserved in the community. The Children’s Dental Clinic and the Community Health Center provide low-cost or no-cost care in the community. Desert Mission Food Bank helps families, seniors and children with emergency food assistance in a respectful and dignified manner. Marley House Behavioral Health Clinic helps stabilize those in crisis. The Adult Day Health Care Center, for seniors who need extra care, and the nationally accredited Lincoln Learning Center, for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, provide care and education in a nurturing environment.
The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation creates opportunities for those in the community to have a long-term impact by funding programs to help others and advance clinical care.
Primary care offices, specialty practices and an urgent care center serve the health needs of families in Phoenix, Cave Creek, Anthem, Glendale, Peoria and north Scottsdale through the John C. Lincoln Physician Network. The Network’s medical practices include physicians in family practice and internal medicine as well as specialists in neurology, gynecology, gastroenterology, medical imaging and audiology.
At John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, both in Phoenix, patients and their families find advanced medical technology and clinical approaches along with physicians, nurses and staff who provide superior care in a compassionate setting.
John C. Lincoln is the only Arizona health care organization to receive the national Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, sponsored by the American Hospital Association, the Baxter International Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation, given for its innovative and far-reaching efforts to expand access to health care.