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The Role of Philanthropy

In 2010, our Sutter Health family of employees, physicians and volunteers continued to provide what our patients expect and deserve: personalized, high-quality care delivered close to home.

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 such innovative programs as music therapy and outpatient pediatric diabetes clinics, which 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 2010, Sutter Health and its affiliates received nearly $55 million in contributions from our generous donors. Philanthropic support helps us meet the changing, diverse needs of our communities.

If you would like to learn more about our funding initiatives, including how you can further support excellent health care in your community, please visit our "Ways to Give" section of our main website. You may also reach us by phone at 916-286-6826 or by email at