Philanthropy in Action

Donations improve mental health services for teens

Philanthropy played a significant role in 2012 to ensure that teens with depression or other mental illness receive the help they need.

Generous community contributions and a 2012 Sutter Health matching grant helped establish a program to integrate mental health specialists into primary care physicians' offices within Sutter Health's Peninsula Coastal Region.

This new care model will allow young patients—especially those at high risk for suicide—to receive mental health care more quickly and efficiently.

Endowment supports end-of-life care

End of life care

Individual donors and community partners of Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center marked the 25th anniversary of Coming Home Hospice in 2012 by funding $500,000 of a $1 million permanent endowment for the program.

The endowment will allow the San Francisco-based hospice to continue providing compassionate care and support in a peaceful, homelike environment to patients with terminal illness. The program serves patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay.