Role of Philanthropy

In 2011, physicians, nurses and other health professionals within our Sutter Health network of care continued to provide what our patients expect and deserve: high-quality medical services delivered with a personal touch.

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, which would not otherwise exist
  • Maintain high levels of quality and satisfaction for patients and employees
  • Bring compassionate 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

Thanks to generous donors, Sutter Health received more than $70 million in 2011 to help our network of care provide more programs and services to patients and communities. These donations have enabled us to build new facilities, purchase more lifesaving medical equipment, offer more specialty programs and services and further support clinical research.

To learn more about our funding initiatives, including how you can further support excellent health care in your community, please visit Ways to Give. You may also reach us by phone at 916-286-6826 or by email at philanthropy@sutterhealth.org

The following are highlights of donor-supported programs and projects:

Adult noninvasive ventilators (4)

$ 56,493.00

Adult ventilators (6)

$ 171,915.00

Advances in cardiology technology

$ 245,518.00

African American breast health and 'Sister to Sister' programs

$ 79,391.00

Alcon Constellation

$ 139,136.00

Bayview Child Health Center

$ 516,474.00

Brain Lab Cranial Navigation System

$ 241,367.00

BrainSUITE Intra-operative MRI

$ 1,000,000.00

Breast MRI machine

$ 2,538,000.00

Cancer complementary therapy program

$ 55,000.00

Cancer programs and services

$ 420,560.00

Cardiac Independence Program patient monitoring tools

$ 10,000.00

Cardiac MRI upgrade

$ 476,472.00

Cardiac transport monitor - cardiology

$ 11,047.00

Chest Pain Center Blanketrol equipment

$ 38,000.00

Child Life Program for Pediatric Specialty Center

$ 48,102.00

Children's programs and services

$ 136,302.00

Coming Home hospice

$ 124,055.00

Community Cancer Care Center fund

$ 1,627,728.00

Community education programs (such as youth nutrition program, adolescent health projects)

$ 209,800.00

Community flu clinic - community health education

$ 4,500.00

CPR for Kids program

$ 50,000.00

Defibrillators

$ 195,000.00

Digital Core Biopsy Radiography

$ 63,244.00

Digital mammography equipment at St. Luke's

$ 750,000.00

Drill system

$ 67,778.00

Employee/physician smoking cessation program - community health education

$ 3,000.00

Empower cardiovascular program

$ 400,000.00

Every 15 Minutes teen drunk driving prevention program - trauma

$ 26,000.00

Eye laser

$ 106,072.00

Fremont infusion therapy fund

$ 411,138.00

Fusion ENT navigation system

$ 132,035.00

Haag Streit BQ 900 LED slit lamp - emergency/trauma

$ 20,228.00

Healthy breast campaign - Santa Cruz

$ 131,794.00

Healthy Connections Resource Center

$ 75,000.00

Heart Failure Continuum of Care program - cardiology

$ 4,000.00

Hematology/oncology programs

$ 62,949.00

Hepatitis B free screening project

$ 30,353.00

Holmium laser

$ 51,149.00

Innovation Center (successful aging)

$ 172,630.00

Institute for Health and Healing

$ 305,489.00

Instrumentation sets

$ 59,595.00

Kalmanovitz Child Development Center

$ 734,381.00

Lactation education

$ 9,000.00

Laparoscopic equipment

$ 40,000.00

Lehua Unit renovation project

$ 1,270,000.00

Linear accelerator

$ 3,000,000.00

LS-VCT upgrade

$ 309,396.00

Motors/traverse rails

$ 219,109.00

Mountain View/Sunnyvale SPEC/CT

$ 416,833.00

MRI coil

$ 63,352.00

MRI compatible anesthesia machine

$ 73,098.00

Neonatal transport gurney

$ 146,000.00

Neoprobe (2)

$ 87,826.00

Neuroscience programs and services

$ 231,094.00

New furniture and equipment for patient rooms

$ 259,054.00

NICU phototherapy, infant scale and milk warmer

$ 16,000.00

Nurse navigator

$ 10,000.00

Nursing magnet journey

$ 355,000.00

Ophthalmology instruments (5 sets)

$ 125,000.00

Ortho care console

$ 32,860.00

Orthopedic navigation system

$ 194,185.00

Pacific epilepsy program

$ 250,000.00

Patient assistance programs

$ 120,000.00

Pediatric transport gurney

$ 61,500.00

Primary care redesign

$ 581,000.00

Program in medicine and human values

$ 145,750.00

Radiation oncology patient stabilizing equipment

$ 38,500.00

Radiation oncology Q/A wireless

$ 41,000.00

Renovation and expansion of the John A. Graziano Memorial Library

$1.9 million

Research on cancer chemotherapy

$ 135,832.00

Santa Cruz da Vinci surgical system

$ 432,710.00

Senior care transport vehicle

$ 24,204.00

Senior Focus program

$ 71,542.00

Sherlock 3CG TPS PICC system - cancer/oncology

$ 15,063.00

Sonosite ultrasound systems

$ 51,118.00

Staff education

$ 18,100.00

Staff education & nursing scholarships

$ 62,785.00

Student athletic cardiac screening

$ 66,366.00

Surgery microscope

$ 309,885.00

Surgical microscope system

$ 70,963.00

Sutter Amador Family Birth Center

$ 100,463.00

Sutter Auburn Faith hospital renovation

$ 1,133,333.00

Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center

$ 27,068.00

Sutter Institute for Medical Research

$ 337,385.00

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento master site project

$ 2,019,797.00

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute expansion

$ 559,519.00

Sutter Resource Library

$ 160,000.00

Therapeutic medical clowning program

$ 67,520.00

Tote bags for new moms - women's health

$ 5,968.00

Transitional care program

$ 750,000.00

TraumaMan patient simulator

$ 39,000.00

Ultrasound machines (2)

$ 492,763.00

Women's Health Resource Center

$ 88,563.00

Women's programs and services

$ 75,802.00