Community

By giving millions of dollars back to the communities we serve, we fulfill our not-for-profit mission and make our neighborhoods safer and healthier places to live and work. In 2018, Sutter Health invested $734 million in community programs.

Sutter’s Partnerships
Provide ‘Gift of Surgery’

Through Sutter Health partnerships with community health programs, Leticia Sanchez received a total knee replacement at the Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center in Sacramento, as well as home health services through Sutter Care at Home for her recuperation period.

Sutter Helps Address
Homelessness Crisis

Our community partnerships support initiatives to move people into temporary shelters and provide respite care for those who need a safe place after being discharged from the hospital. Among our investments in 2018, Sutter gave $2.3 million to address homelessness in Sacramento and also financially supported three separate Community Cabin sites for homeless people in Oakland.

Partners in Health

Sutter's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center helps people through the Community Integrated Healthcare Partnership. Learn more here about ways Sutter partners with the community

Caring for the Planet

Sutter Health enhances the well-being of the people in the communities we serve in part by protecting and improving the environment.

Working Together for a Healthier World

At Sutter Health, we care about one another and the people we serve –and we understand that our success in creating a healthier environment depends on all of us. Learn more. Learn more about how we're creating a healthier world.

  • Climate Alliance

    Sutter helped form the California Healthcare Climate Alliance in 2018, bringing healthcare’s expertise to the legislative and regulatory process for climate-smart policies.

  • Practice Greenhealth

    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento received two awards in 2018 from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare.

  • LEED Certification

    Sutter’s two new hospitals in San Francisco were designed to achieve the highest levels of certification from the group Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

  • Sustainability Efforts

    Sutter made great strides in sustainability in 2018, from new solar panels in our parking lots to reducing waste to bringing farmers markets that sell local, healthy foods to some of our campuses.

Community Benefit Highlights

As a not-for-profit health system, we support the people and places we serve. Our goal is to make our cities and neighborhoods safer, healthier places to live and work.

Read more about how Sutter honors military members.

Sutter Honors Military Members

Our not-for-profit health network participated in Operation Care Package to donate supplies to military members, at home and abroad. We also contributed to a 2018 Veteran’s Day donation. Sutter Health employs more than 1,460 veterans and reservists. Read more. Read more about how Sutter honors military members.

We Donate to Food Banks

Food insecurity impacts the health and well-being of local communities we serve. In 2018, Sutter Health donated $265,000 to 29 food banks across Northern California and Hawaii. Read more. Read more about how we donate to food banks.

Read more about how Sutter supports the March of Dimes

Sutter Supports March of Dimes

Since 1997, teammates across Sutter Health have raised more than $9.4 million to support March of Dimes in their life-saving research and educational programs to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. In 2018 alone, we raised over $540,000. Read more. Read more about how Sutter supports the March of Dimes

Read more about how we contribute to diaster relief

We Contribute to Disaster Relief

Sutter Health donated $150,000 to the 2018 American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund. This fund helps provide relief and ongoing recovery support for individuals, families and communities devastated by California wildfires. Read more. Read more about how we contribute to diaster relief