Sacramento, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center Foundation has announced the addition of four new community members to its Board of Trustees.
“Our new board members bring great knowledge of the industry and community as well as enthusiasm to the Sutter Medical Center Foundation board. We are excited to have them as we know that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will continue to have a great presence in the community because of their efforts,” said Greg Walaitis, Director, Philanthropy, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Read More about Sutter Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
DAVIS – Thriving Pink, a Davis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors thrive after diagnosis, donated $20,000 to 18 women throughout Yolo and Solano counties to help with medical care and quality of life costs not covered by health insurance.
Two of those recipients, Chasity Baltazar and Carlotta Gallardo, are Sutter Davis Hospital patients and were presented with checks on Thursday by Thriving Pink board members in an emotional ceremony at the Sutter Medical Foundation infusion center on the SDH campus.
“The nursing staff at Sutter Davis Hospital are heroes for what they do every day for these women,” said Mary Yin Liu, Executive Director, Thriving Pink. “So many women are struggling to make ends meet. This support will make a huge different to ensure they have the best care possible. It’s incredible special for our thriving community to come together like this.”
Both women were extremely appreciative to Thriving Pink for the generous gifts. Read More about Thriving Pink Donates Funds to Two Sutter Davis Hospital Patients
WOODLAND – Sutter Davis Hospital, part of Sutter Health, donated $6,000 to the Yolo Food Bank on Friday.
Sutter Davis Hospital’s contribution marks the eighth year of donations by the not-for-profit network to local food banks and comprise a portion of Sutter Health’s $255,000 total donation benefiting 30 food banks throughout Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii.
Food banks say that monetary donations help maximize the amount of food available for the hungry – in many instances, a $1 donation can translate to approximately $5 worth of distributed food.
“Our community’s food banks are a vital source of nutritious food for families who, at times, may have to choose between food, rent or heat for their home,” said Sarah Krevans, President and CEO, Sutter Health. Read More about Sutter Davis Hospital Donates Generously to Yolo Food Bank
SACRAMENTO – Dozens of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and siblings of NICU patients paraded the lobby and breezeways at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Monday to celebrate Halloween.
Employees from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento set up trick or treat stations and carnival games on the first and second floors of the hospital, allowing children to collect non-food treats for the holiday.
This was the second year for the event and it was an even bigger success this year than in its debut in 2015. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event
SACRAMENTO – Several Sutter Health affiliates are forming councils to involve the community and get insight and feedback about their experiences at the hospital.
Advisors with the Patient Family Advisory Councils will collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical initiative teams at Sutter affiliates to help in the planning and decision-making process for future patients. Through this partnership, advisors will share their experiences, and perspectives, providing the hospital’s care teams with an insider’s view about the patient and family experience and helping identify opportunities to improve care for all patients and families.
Ideal candidates have received care at one of our Sutter hospitals or care centers within the last five years and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a unique way. Advisors are asked to give 4-6 hours per month to various projects related to being a member of the Patient Family Advisory Council. This includes participating in meetings and process improvement activities throughout the hospital and advising on patient communication materials.
“The feedback a patient can provide us about their experience, or a loved one’s experience, in the hospital is invaluable and a key factor in how we will improve as an overall healthcare system,” said Roberta Mori, director, Patient and Family Engagement, Office of the Patient Experience, Sutter Health. “The Patient Advisory Councils are a great way to incorporate the patient in the culture of our hospitals and care centers and help us continue to improve.”
Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can contact Roberta Mori at MoriR@sutterhealth.org or call (916) 949-4656.