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    157 Students Awarded College Scholarships

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 27, 2011 - Sutter Health’s Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program awarded college scholarships to 157 deserving students who are the children or grandchildren of Sutter Health and affiliate employees. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 and may be applied to either a community college or four-year university for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    “Rising tuition costs coupled with continuing state budget cuts have made it extremely difficult for some college students to remain in school,” said Charlie Wait, vice president of Fund Development for Sutter Health. “Sutter Health hopes our scholarships provide the extra support needed by these exceptional students to complete their college education.”

    The Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program has awarded more than 3,700 scholarships totaling more than $5.5 million to Northern California students since its inception in 2003. Sutter Health named the program in honor of former longtime Sutter Health CEO Van Johnson. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation administers the program. Sutter awards scholarships annually. Amounts vary based on need and competitive review.

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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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