2009 Report To Our Communities
"Giving warms the heart for all." Michelle Marchese, Philanthropy Coordinator

The Role of Philanthropy

Philanthropy plays a vital role in the success of our not-for-profit network. The support of our donors enables us to:

  • Equip our facilities with the most advanced technology to save lives and improve patient care
  • Care for the needs of expectant mothers--from pregnancy through childbirth and beyond
  • Fund research that benefits patients and advances our understanding of disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Create innovative programs such as music therapy and outpatient pediatric diabetes clinics that would not otherwise exist
  • Maintain high levels of quality and satisfaction for patients and employees
  • Bring loving care to hospice patients and their families.
  • Construct new facilities to deliver advanced, efficient care to the thousands of patients who come through our doors

Philanthropy Changes Lives

During 2009, Sutter Health and its affiliates received more than $50 million in contributions from our generous donors. Philanthropic support helps us meet the needs of the communities we serve.

The following are highlights of programs and projects supported by generous donors.
  Contribution
Bayview Child Health Center $491,576
Breast Diagnostic Center $3,074,959
Cardiac MRI upgrade $500,000
Community Cancer Care Center $1,084,941
Dedicated breast MRI $1,200,000
Digital mammography $169,120
Echo ultrasound machine $95,249
Emergency Department expansion $118,902
Glidescope $37,781
Infant ventilators $55,000
Institute for Health and Healing $325,081
Levy breast cancer research grant $1,157,000
Meditation garden $213,000
Midas Rex drill $45,000
Mills-Peninsula expansion $10,824,175
Prostate seed ultrasound $152,542
RapidArc technology $310,371
Stereotactic breast biopsy equipment $82,298
Surgical C-arm $178,668
Wheelchair-adapted van $61,356

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Contributions to Sutter Health and its affiliates are applied according to donors’ wishes within the local community. Donated funds support vital medical programs, services and equipment needs.

If you would like to learn more about our funding initiatives, including how you can support excellent health care in your community, please contact us at 916-286-6826 or philanthropy@sutterhealth.org We will connect you with a local staff member.

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