Posts made in July, 2017

An Opportunity To Give Back at Sutter Coast Hospital

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City — Do you have free time that you want to use to make a difference to the people in the community? Consider volunteering at Sutter Coast Hospital.

The hospital is looking for volunteers that want to give back and learn new skills to join its tight-knit team. In the hospital, volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the hospital gift shop, lobby information desk and the surgery waiting area.

“As a community hospital, we rely on the heartfelt efforts of volunteers,” said Jamie Forkner, human resources partner at Sutter Coast Hospital. “There are several programs and ways for new volunteers to participate in helping Sutter Coast Hospital fulfill its commitment to providing compassionate and high quality care to the community.” Read More

Auburn Journal Ranks Sutter Auburn Facilities as ‘Best of the Best’

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn –  Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and the Auburn Urgent Care Center were both chosen as the ‘Best of the Best’ in the Auburn Journal’s 2017 reader poll.

For the second year in a row, both Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Medical Foundation have received an Auburn Journal Readers’ Choice Award as Best Medical Facility and Best Urgent Care in Auburn, California.

“Since opening four years ago, our team has been dedicated to the residents in our community and the patients in need of urgent care,” said Dr. Robert Bixler, Department Chief of Sutter Urgent Care. “We are grateful to everyone who voted for us, and honored that they trust us with their urgent care needs.”

With more than 50 years in the community, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is deeply rooted in this region, providing affordable, patient-centered care.

“As a not-for-profit hospital, our focus is always on improving the care and health of our community, and we are honored to be recognized,” said Mitch Hanna, Sutter Auburn Faith CEO. “Thank you to the Auburn community for voting us the Best of the Best for 2017.”

Sacramento Mayor Thanks Sutter Staff, Outlines Plan to Help Homeless

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff for its care of the homeless population.

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s leaders for the midtown hospital’s treatment of the homeless and mentally ill, and outlined his goals to markedly reduce the city’s homeless population.

“Society has done you a great disservice,” he said, speaking to Sutter Medical Center’s Hospital Council during its July management meeting. “I don’t think you should have to be the first and last refuge for people with psychiatric disabilities or in psychiatric crisis. We ought to be about helping people before they even have to get to an emergency room.”

He thanked Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for their partnerships on many programs aiding the homeless population, including helping Sacramento to become the only city in the state to receive a Whole Person Care grant that will provide $64 million toward homeless programs. Read More

Sutter Coast Imaging Center Marks First Anniversary

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City — The Sutter Coast Imaging Center in Brookings Harbor celebrated its first anniversary offering affordable CT scans, ultrasounds, walk-in digital X-rays and 3D mammography. To celebrate, the hospital thanked local providers, Sutter Coast volunteers and the community for their commitment and support of the facility.

“We are grateful to the community and our dedicated team of technologists who have helped create many milestones in our first year,” said Mitch Hanna, chief executive at Sutter Coast Hospital.

The imaging center provided more than 1000 procedures and became the first in the region to offer 3D mammography. The new 3D technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast with low radiation. For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less false positives and more peace of mind. Read More

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