Sutter Health Helps Fund Aid for Tsunami Victims
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 1, 2005 – Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations serving more than 100 communities throughout Northern California, today announced that it is contributing $200,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in South Asia and Africa following the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that swept the region in late December.
“The staggering human tragedy that continues to unfold in South Asia and Africa is beyond comprehension. It is shocking events such as these that compel us to look beyond our regional Northern California communities to the overwhelming needs of our global community,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Van R. Johnson. “I am also asking our affiliated hospitals and physicians to consider opportunities to assist in this vital relief effort.”
Sutter physicians and hospitals share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to community needs. In 2003, the network invested $649 million in these programs as well as charity care.