SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As part of a broader commitment to support military personnel, their families and veterans, Sutter Health teamed up with the Red Cross Gold Country Region to donate supplies to military members, at home and abroad. This year marks the fifth time the not-for-profit health network participated in Operation Care Package. Last Friday, Sutter Health employees delivered three moving-truck-loads of donated supplies to the official Operation Care Package donation site, the Roseville Automall. Read more... about Sutter Health Honors Military, Families and Veterans through Operation Care Package
MODESTO, Calif. – Music helps in the healing process. Music brings comfort, excitement, emotion and energy to patients, family members and caregivers. Now—thanks to a Memorial Hospital Foundation campaign, and donations by employees, volunteers, clinicians and a local music family—all who enter Memorial Medical Center (MMC) will join in the experience.
At an unveiling event in the North Tower lobby, Memorial Hospital Foundation and MMC leaders, along with employees, clinicians and others, celebrated the arrival of the Yamaha grand piano and enjoyed both live performances and the auto-play capability the piano offers.
“Patients, families and employees will hear the sweet sounds of music, contributing even more to the healing environment at Memorial Medical Center,” said Lisa Hume, Director of Philanthropy for Sutter Health’s South Valley. “We are so happy to be able to offer this enhanced experience, and can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Memorial Medical Center teams have provided music therapy to cancer patients at the bedside at Memorial Medical Center since 2005.
“This creates a beautiful environment for everyone as they come in and out of our lobby,” said Justine Hancock-Marsh, a board certified music therapist who will help determine the types of music best suited for creating a soothing atmosphere in the lobby. “It helps create a more healing environment for our patients.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Leticia Sanchez is only 52 years old, but she suffered with painful, disabling arthritis in her right knee for six years and didn’t receive permanent relief from injections and medications. She suffered through her job at a local thrift store and couldn’t walk more than a block at a time. Complicating matters, Leticia also doesn’t have health insurance.
“This surgery is very important to me because it will allow me to continue working,” the Rancho Cordova resident said. “I have to stand all day and it gets very painful.”
On Friday, May 16, Leticia received an answer to her prayers through Sutter Health’s “Gift of Surgery” program. She received a total knee replacement donated by Sutter Surgery Centers, orthopedic surgeon Michael W. Leathers, M.D., and anesthesiologist Jaime Dickerson, M.D., at the Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center in Sacramento. Read more... about Uninsured Patient Receives Knee Replacement Thanks to Sutter Health’s ‘Gift of Surgery’
Funds will help keep homeless Triage Center open
From a City of Sacramento Press Release
Sacramento, Calif. — Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Monday that investments from Sutter Health Valley Area and a private donor will allow the city’s Triage Center in North Sacramento to remain open through the end of August. The shelter, run by Volunteers of America, had been winding down operations in anticipation of closing May 31.
Sutter Health has committed $1 million toward funding the Triage Center for the next three months. The family of Helene and David S. Taylor has also made a generous donation.
In addition, Sutter Health is investing another $1.3 million to support the City as it creates longer-term emergency triage shelters to replace the Triage Center when it closes. City and Sutter Health staff members have been exploring strategies employed by other cities, including San Diego and San Francisco, which use large portable structures that can be erected quickly and house hundreds of people. Read more... about Sutter Health invests $2.3 Million to Address Homelessness in the City of Sacramento
MODESTO, Calif. – Sutter Health, along with its affiliated hospitals and medical foundations, continues to implement innovative efforts to address the health care needs of those experiencing homelessness in the Central Valley. The latest efforts include news of an expanding partnership with Golden Valley Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
With the help of a community health investment by Sutter Health, a Street Medicine Team (SMT) — consisting of a licensed vocational nurse and community health workers from Golden Valley — is travelling throughout the Modesto and Los Banos communities to provide essential whole health services.
“The SMT model is based on the Street Nurse program (launched in Sacramento in partnership with WellSpace Health) that has seen positive results and health outcomes,” said Holly Harper, Director of External Affairs for Sutter Health’s Valley Area. Read more... about Sutter Health helps launch Street Medicine Team in the Central Valley
Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament fundraiser
MODESTO, Calif. – Over 100 teams braved the elements at Modesto’s Del Rio Golf and Country Club on Monday, April 16th to assist in the fundraising efforts for Memorial Medical Center’s support services programs.
The 16th Annual Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is a popular event in the Modesto community. Business leaders and community members mark their calendars each April to enjoy a day of golf, camaraderie, dining and auction activities, all in support of community health care.
Memorial Hospital Foundation was created in 1975 to accept private gifts from the community to support Memorial Medical Center. Since its founding, the Foundation has received more than $18 million to support healthcare services that meet the needs of the local community. Read more... about Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament fundraiser
Calif. — The sun is shining and the faint sound of a ball hitting a bat resonates
around West Sacramento these days. That means just one thing – baseball season is
The Sacramento River Cats open their 2018 season next week and Sutter Health fans looking forward to attending games have another mode of transportation to get to Raley Field – their bicycles.
Sutter Health is sponsoring the River Cats bike valet this season, allowing fans to ride their bikes to the stadium and park them in a safe location where they will be monitored during the game. Fans who ride their bikes to evening games will get a special Sutter Health bike light while supplies last. All riders will receive information about Sutter Health Urgent Care clinics with directions to the nearest locations.
“We are excited to sponsor this very cool service that the River Cats offer to their fans,” said Ariel Feigenbaum, principal, strategic partnerships, Sutter Health. “Sacramento is such a walkable city and riding your bike to the game is a healthy choice. We want the community to know that we are proud of them for making a healthy choice and as a result strive to make their biking experience the best one possible.” Read more... about Sutter Health Sponsors Sacramento River Cats Bike Valet
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Twenty-one
affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network earned recognition as a “Leader
in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational
arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)
civil rights organization.
Read more... about 21 Sutter Health Affiliates Earn Recognition as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
Latest in a series of efforts to help patients receive “Whole Health Services”
Modesto, Calif. – Memorial Medical Center, part of Sutter Health, has implemented an Emergency Department Navigator Program to help with efforts to ensure area patients are receiving health care in the right place at the right time.
The program is in place via a unique partnership with Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC) — a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with clinics throughout the Central Valley. Read more... about Memorial Medical Center, Golden Valley Health Centers Partner to Implement ED Navigator Program
Sacramento, Calif – Dec. 15, 2017 – Holiday spirit was on display this month as employees from affiliates throughout Sutter Health generously donated thousands of holiday gifts to families in need as part of Sutter Health’s Adopt-a-Family program. Truckloads of gifts were delivered to more than 250 families in 10 counties in time for Christmas.
“It is an amazing thing to see boxes upon boxes of gifts pour in from our employees to help families that may not have experienced Christmas without our support,” said Cindy Coffey, executive assistant who helped organized gift donations at Gateway Oaks that supported the Child Abuse Prevention Council. “When these gifts arrive at the homes of the families on Christmas, the children wake up and believe that something magical happened and it is so heartwarming to be a part of that.”