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
DAVIS – Barbara Smaystryla came to Sutter Medical Foundation’s infusion center on Monday and got a lot more than she intended: She was introduced to the Hapi drum, enjoyed listening to one of Sutter Davis Hospital’s music therapists sing her favorite tune and learned useful breathing exercises.
Tara McConnell, owner of McConnell Music Therapy Services, and Daniel Beseda, a music therapist with the company, helped debut the music therapy program at Sutter Davis Hospital on Monday.
McConnell Music Therapy Services partners with Sutter Health to provide music therapy services in several of its facilities, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. Daniel spends most of his week working with pediatric and adult patients at the Sacramento campus. Read More about Sutter Davis Hospital Brings Music to Patients’ Ears with Launch of Music Therapy
DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital received Modern Healthcare’s inaugural Healthiest Workplace award when the organization held its Best Places to Work gala on Friday, Oct. 7.
Sutter Davis won the award in the Providers/Insurers category and was recognized for promoting wellness within its workforce through access to fitness programs and facilities, the structure of the organization’s benefits plan and a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
Sutter Davis has a six-year partnership with the Davis Farmers Market, which sets up shop in front of the hospital once a week from May-October. Employees also have access to a nearby walking path which features exercise stations. There is also a meditation garden at the hospital. Read More about Sutter Davis Hospital Recognized as Healthiest Workplace by Modern Healthcare
Sutter Amador Joins Sutter Davis and Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Annual Modern Healthcare List
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Amador Hospital joined Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be named by Modern Healthcare as three of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016. They are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the award, which honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
This is the eighth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the fifth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which is the only psychiatric facility to be so honored in the nation. It is Sutter Amador’s first time on the list.
A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The three Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More about Three Sutter Health Hospitals Chosen as Best Places to Work
DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital’s volunteer doula program was recognized with 2016 American Hospital Association’s Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) honor in the Community Services Category.
The goal of Sutter Davis’ Volunteer Doula Program is to provide free doula support to laboring or postpartum patients. The term doula comes from the Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.” Volunteer doulas are non-clinical members of the care team who provide support in accordance with the medical/midwifery plan of care and patient preference. The doula’s role includes hands-on physical and psychological support during birth.
“We are honored to receive this award from such a reputable organization as the American Hospital Association,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Our volunteer doula program is just one of the many services that make Sutter Davis Hospital unique. Families come from miles around to experience our birthing center and have one of our outstanding doulas help in the delivery of their baby. It’s rewarding to see that an organization such as the AHA values this program as much as we do.” Read More about Sutter Davis Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program Earns HAVE Award