Posts made in July, 2017

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Family, friends, donors and coworkers celebrate physician’s commitment and spirit of giving.

Pictured back row, L-R: Hudlin family members Marisa Hudlin, Ryan Hudlin
Brittany Hudlin and Carol Hudlin.
Front row, holding photo of Dr. Hudlin:
Scholarship recipients Kranesh Kumar, Shiromani Charan, Katrina Rivera,
Gilberto Estrada and Jose Aguilar.

Dr. Christopher Hudlin, a general surgeon who joined Gould Medical Group in 2007, passed away in 2016. Last Friday, over 100 Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) staff, Gould Medical Group physicians, donors and friends joined Dr. Hudlin’s family in honoring him with the dedication of a bench at the Stockton Medical Plaza on Hammer Lane in Stockton.

“Dr. Hudlin was instrumental in the expansion of Gould Medical Group in Stockton,” said Gary Zufelt, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “He was very active in medical group and Foundation activities, and was a leader in motivating others to help support worthy causes.”

That involvement included a leading role in fundraising for SGMF projects and philanthropic activity throughout the San Joaquin County region. “He was a key figure in rallying our physicians and staff to support many, many charitable causes,” said Lisa Hume, Director of Philanthropy for the Sutter Health Valley Area (South). “He was particularly fond of the Health Careers Academy high school in Stockton, and supported our efforts to help students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.”

At the conclusion of the dedication ceremony, SGMF’s Katrina Holmes (Regional Director Gould Ambulatory Surgery Centers), a family friend and colleague of Dr. Hudlin, announced the recipients of the first annual scholarship from Health Careers Academy. “Opportunities to contribute to the scholarship in Dr. Hudlin’s name will help continue the vision he had for supporting our future healthcare leaders,” said Holmes.

For more information on how you can contribute to the Dr. Christopher Hudlin Endowment fund, visit   or contact Lisa Hume by calling 209-530-3777 or via email at

Blanketing Patients With Hope

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Karen Budde, center, thanks the SAFH Infusion Center staff for her new blanket.

Auburn – For a patient dealing with cancer, a small gesture can sometimes brighten a whole day. Such was the case for Karen Budde, a Sutter Auburn Faith Infusion Center patient, who was surprised with a free blanket during her treatment this week.

“It meant a lot to me to know that someone was thinking of me and wanted me to have this very thoughtful gift,” said Karen, 75, a Foresthill resident. “It’s so soft and I can use it when I receive my treatments, which are an hour a time, two times a month.”

Gold Rush Subaru of Auburn in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society donated dozens of blankets to cancer patients at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The donation is part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative that is teaming up to spread warmth and hope to those fighting cancer across the country.  

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Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary Announces Christmas in July Gift Shop Sale

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Mid-year is the perfect time to stock up on holiday wares and the Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop has an offer you can’t turn down.

The gift shop, a gem within the Davis community, will hold a special sale from July 10-21 to give shoppers the opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping.

The shop has a wide variety of unique gifts for friends and family members of all ages. Whether you are looking for jewelry, handbags or scarves, items for children or garden decorations for that member of your family with a green thumb, the gift shop has a lot to offer. The shop has also expanded its clothing selection with an increased selection of women’s clothing, sleep shirts and ponchos.

The gift shop will offer special extended hours during the sale. Visit Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.- 5p.m., Tuesday from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the shop go back to the hospital.