Community Benefit

Sutter Health Sponsors Celebrity Golf Fundraiser to Research Youth Brain Injuries

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s Sutter Health signed on to be the title sponsor of a celebrity golf tournament raising funds for research on traumatic brain injuries in high school football and other sports.

Toran Maronic at age 5, left, and age 15, the season before suffering a traumatic brain injury during a football scrimmage. Toran was a Division 1 receiver prospect for Bear River High School.

The Game-Changer Celebrity Golf Classic, headlined by many former Oakland Raiders and other NFL and sports greats, will be held June 16 and 17 at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin, Calif. The event is presented by three nonprofit organizations focused on high school football brain injuries.

“The cooperation between the three nonprofits – T3 Charities, 21 Strong and Practice Like Pros – has been amazing, and the fantastic response from members of the NFL is heart-warming knowing they are supportive of our cause,” said Jeffrey R. Jenkins, M.D., chief medical executive of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “I am also grateful to all of our sponsors for helping bring this issue to the greater public. Because of this spirit of cooperation, we will be able to make a huge difference in the knowledge about detection, prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries among high school athletes.”

The tournament is hosted by the family of 17-year-old Toran Maronic of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, who was a college prospect in football and lacrosse. In June 2016, the wide receiver was brain-injured during a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Specialists believed Toran would never come out of his coma or fully recover, but he did and is now awaiting clearance to pursue playing lacrosse again. He became the first patient enrolled in groundbreaking scientific research on “second-impact syndrome” among high school football players.

Proceeds of the tournament will go to the research project, which is being conducted by Robert C. Cantu, M.D., co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston. The research is sponsored by Practice Like Pros, which encourages high school football programs to hold practices like the NFL does. According to the group, just 2½ percent of NFL injuries happen during practices, while 58 percent of high school injuries occur at practice.

Former Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown and greats Jim Plunkett, Ted Kwalick, Daryle Lamonica, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin and Charles Woodson are among the three-dozen sports celebrities participating in the golf tournament. Every player who signs up will be in a five-some captained by one of the celebrities. Entry and sponsorship fees are tax-deductible. Read More

Memorial Hospital Los Banos Partners with Local Church to Provide Showers for Homeless

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Memorial Hospital Los Banos contributed funds to allow Bethel Community Church to purchase a mobile, 2-unit shower station for the homeless community in Los Banos.

LOS BANOS – Memorial Hospital Los Banos partnered with Bethel Community Church to provide a mobile 2-station shower unit that will be parked at the church. MHLB donated more than $26,000 enabling the church to purchase the unit.

The shower was unveiled on Friday during the church’s annual Homeless Connect event, a free one-day event for people who are currently experiencing homelessness. The event brought together public agencies, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, private businesses and community members to talk with individuals about services and resources available to them. Memorial Hospital Los Banos provided health screenings to attendees. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Donates Generously to Yolo Food Bank

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

WOODLAND – Sutter Davis Hospital, part of Sutter Health, donated $6,000 to the Yolo Food Bank on Friday.

Don Hartman, left, HR Director, Sutter Davis Hospital, presents a check to Kevin Sanchez, Executive Director, Yolo Food Bank on Friday.

Don Hartman, left, HR Director, Sutter Davis Hospital, presents a check to Kevin Sanchez, Executive Director, 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

Sutter Imaging in Fairfield Offers Free Mammograms to Underinsured Women in Solano County

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 | 0 comments

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, Oct. 8.

It is one of eight Sutter Imaging sites in the greater Sacramento/Solano region that have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said David Totah, Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services manager for Sutter Medical Foundation in Solano County. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance or who have high copayments. We want to help create better access for them and put them on a path toward wellness.”

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Sutter Health Issues Grant to Benefit ‘Walking for Health’ Program

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 | 0 comments

VALLEJO, Calif. – Sutter Health donated $30,000 to the “Walking for Health” program allowing more than 150 Vallejo seniors to be fitted with new shoes and socks on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

James Wood, business development manager, Sutter Solano Medical Center, helps a participant try on her new shoes on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

James Wood, business development manager, Sutter Solano Medical Center, helps a participant try on her new shoes on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

The “Walking for Health” program was organized by the senior center with funds donated from Sutter Health for shoes, socks and program enhancements. In collaboration with Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Sutter Health and the senior center plan to reach more than 500 Vallejo senior citizens through the initiative.

“It fills us with pride and gives us great joy to be able to partner with incredible community-based organizations like the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to make days like today possible,” said James Wood, manager, business development, Sutter Solano Medical Center.

Officials at the senior center hope to inspire Vallejo senior citizens to walk and exercise through the “Walking for Health” program.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many benefits of walking, including improved circulation, stronger muscles, improved sleep, better joint support, decreased mental decline, lower Alzheimer’s risk and more. Read More

Yuba-Sutter Health Care Organizations Partner for Pink October

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation has partnered with several local health care organizations to offer the area’s uninsured and underinsured women low-cost health screenings in honor of Pink October.

Rideout Health Foundation, Ampla Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Buttes Imaging and Yuba City Advance Imaging Center are all hosting events in support of Pink October, benefiting Geweke’s Caring for Women Foundation.

For the small fee of $5, women can receive a full women’s health exam, including Pap test and clinical breast exam. Women age 40 and above can also schedule an appointment for a $30 low-cost mammogram at these events:

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7

Rideout Women’s Health Clinic
1007 Live Oak Blvd., Suite B2
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-671-8718
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Ampla Health
1000 Sutter Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-673-9420
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

Sutter Medical Foundation
Brownsville Care Center
16911 Willow Glen Rd
Brownsville, CA 95919
530-675-0466
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sutter Medical Foundation
Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street, Suites 103 & 116
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-749-3585
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sutter North Medical Group
1590 Poole Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-751-1800
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Several imaging offices are also taking appointments for low cost mammograms throughout October. Women interested in scheduling their mammogram appointment can visit www.pink-october.org for specific contact information for each health partner. Health screenings are being offered on a drop-in basis, with no appointment needed.

Community members interested in learning more about the available services and events can visit www.pink-october.org. Volunteer opportunities are also available.