Philanthropy plays a vital role in Sutter Health’s integrated network. It powers innovation, funds clinical research, supports new technology, and expands access to care for our patients and their families. Generous donors gave $101 million to help Sutter Health support patients in 2018.

Philanthropy Donors
Enhance Patient Care

Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans and Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., CEO, Bay Medical Foundations, discuss Philanthropy’s impact on improving healthcare.

Generosity Helps Build
Amador Infusion Center

Generous donors helped create the new Amador Infusion Center, reducing a patient’s treatment day from 12 hours to three hours with this local option.

Gifts Help Support
Well-Being of Elderly

With the help of generous Sutter Philanthropy donors, we opened an Acute Care for the Elderly Unit in Sacramento in addition to one in San Francisco to serve patients at Sutter’s new CPMC Mission Bernal Campus hospital.

Sutter Provides Bundles of Services for Every Baby

Smart Start

To help support every baby’s first year of life and raise awareness of safe sleep habits, we launched “Smart Start,” an innovative campaign funded entirely by Sutter Philanthropy at Sutter’s Lakeside Hospital in partnership with Mother-Wise, Lake County Tribal Health and First 5 Lake County.

Nurturing NICU

Generous donors help fund programs in neonatal intensive care units across Sutter. Years after their hospital experience, many parents remain connected to the caring people who staff the NICUs.

Lactation Consultants

In 2018 at Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz — and at all Sutter maternity care facilities — our breastfeeding and lactation specialists focused on helping new mothers provide the best nutrition options for their newborns.

Honoring Generosity: Meet ‘Ron the Robot’

Ron Leineke helped fund the da Vinci Surgical System at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The gift tripled the size of the new surgery center and made its benefits available to more patients.

Ways to Give

Sutter Health Philanthropy provides funds to innovate care, create vital new programs, support clinical research and expand access to our not-for-profit network for our patients and their families. Learn how a contribution of time or funds can help support medical programs and services in local communities.

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