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    Sutter Health Gives $25,000 to Housing, Rehabilitation Programs for Veterans and Active Duty Military

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 - In recent years, more than 2 million military veterans have called California home. As part of a broader commitment to support military personnel and their families, Sutter Health announced a $25,000 donation to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of service men and women in Northern California.

    • The Fisher House Foundation provides lodging for families of military personnel undergoing medical treatment, with locations in Sacramento, Palo Alto and Hawaii. Sutter Health’s $15,000 donation will help four families stay at a Fisher House free for one year.
    • Rivers of Recovery supports veterans and active duty military through recreational rehabilitation programs and outdoor-based therapies, such as fly fishing. Sutter Health’s $10,000 donation will help expand outreach for injured combat veterans in Modesto and throughout Northern California.
    “Within Sutter Health, we are privileged to employ more than 1,000 veterans and reservists and are extremely grateful for the many contributions they bring to work every day,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Beyond our network of employees, we deeply appreciate the sacrifices veterans, active duty military personnel and their families have made across our nation, and we salute them for serving our country.”

    Last November, the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense National Committee, honored Sutter Health with a Patriot Award for demonstrating leadership in support of veterans, employees on active duty and their families.

    “I wouldn’t be able to serve my country without the support of my employer," said Patrick McClain, a Programs Manager for Sutter Health’s Human Resources Information Systems department and 15-year reservist with the United States Air Force. "I’m grateful for what Sutter Health has allowed me to pursue in my professional career and continued military service.”

    The Patriot Award presented to Sutter Health

    Sutter Health also partners with the Employment Development Department to promote jobs for military members seeking employment, in addition to longstanding partnerships with local military bases across Northern California.

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    Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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