Who was the person behind the Barbara E. Giordano Women's Health and Education Foundation? She was a woman who possessed a keen intellect, a creative, yet solid, approach to problem-solving coupled with a child-like sense of wonder. She was the person who had a key role in the first kidney transplants and also the person who danced down the Spanish Steps in Rome while pretending to be actress Ann Miller. She was the nurse/administrator who championed the cause for EVERY patient demanding the best of care for each individual and she was also the person who baked cakes for all members of her staff on their birthdays. She was the person who was often called brilliant because of her incredible knowledge of "traditional" medicine while at the same time, she was also the person who organized meditation workshops for the staff and allowed a pet to "visit" a lonely patient. She was the person who you could laugh with and also cry with. She was a special human being—who believe that everyone was special.
Out of her dedication to bring holistic health education programs to women, she envisioned and made provisions for this work to be offered through a foundation.
The Barbara E. Giordano Foundation provides the forum to bring people together---not just physically, but spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. The Foundation fosters the belief that when two or more people get together for positive reasons, tremendous change can and will take place—not just in the lives of the individuals, but in the world.