Statement by Sarah Krevans, president and CEO, on standing against hate, racism and prejudice
I was disturbed and saddened by the violence in Charlottesville last week. Every day across Sutter Health, we demonstrate that empathy and caring are at the heart of who we are as an organization. I am proud of how we support all members of our communities, regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious belief. As a care provider, we welcome everyone who comes through our doors—patients, volunteers, visitors and family members. We strive to be a place of healing and understanding, and we stand against racism and prejudice.
In keeping with our longstanding commitment to our diverse communities, Sutter Health recently joined other prominent California organizations in sponsoring the California Museum’s new Unity Center in Sacramento. This long-term interactive exhibit celebrating our state’s diverse people and customs opens Aug. 26. There’s no better time to celebrate our unique experiences and cultures than right now, and I encourage you to visit this new exhibit.
I believe that when we appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our friends, neighbors and colleagues, we can build stronger, kinder and healthier communities.