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Sutter Tracy Celebrates Diversity with Annual Cultural Day

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Crowds of people – from employees to community members – enjoyed Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s annual Cultural Day.

TRACY – Sutter Tracy Community Hospital held its annual Cultural Day on Wednesday, August 2, giving employees, physicians and volunteers an opportunity to celebrate the diverse cultures in the community.

“This is an event that been going since 2003,” said Sutter Tracy CEO David M. Thompson. “It’s very popular and gives everyone who attends an opportunity to share their culture with one another.”

Cultural Day committee members set up booths representing various countries and cultures, preparing authentic dishes, displaying artifacts from their country and providing information for attendees. While the event was intended for Sutter Tracy hospital employees, hospital visitors and community members passing by the hospital walked through the festivities.

Community groups such as PowerHouse Dance, Ballet Folklorico de las Rosas, Hula Ikaika Ohan O Kaawai and Native American Folklore and Dance by Tony Fuentes performed throughout the day. Tracy resident Darcy Paris opened the event by singing the national anthem.

“We are very proud of our diversity at Sutter Tracy,” said Dave. “And we want to ensure that our staff has an opportunity to educate and inform one another about their own culture and background. Everyone looks forward to this event and we are happy to put it on year after year.”

Sutter Teen Programs Celebrates Young Parents with Grad Party

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The road to a high school diploma isn’t always easy for teen parents. For those who take advantage of the services, Sutter Teen Programs provides support to ensure the milestone is achieved.

The teen program, part of Sutter Women’s and Children’s Ambulatory Services Department in Sacramento, held a graduation celebration for nine participants to congratulate the grads on a job well done.

“We want these parents to know that we are proud of their accomplishments and all that they overcame to graduate high school,” said Elaine Ellers, manager, Sutter Teen Programs.

The celebration was held at Sutter Medical Plaza, Sacramento, and catered by Chipotle. Participants attended with their families. Read More

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.

Creativity is Delivered in a Box to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento Patients

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Cindy Costa doesn’t consider herself crafty. In fact, the Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento volunteer turned to Pinterest to learn how to paint and find unique craft projects to bring to the pediatric unit during her shift.

But, she understands the therapeutic impact art can have on a hospitalized child and has seen art bring families closer together.

Cindy Costa, founder, All About Hope, sits with a patient after delivering a Hope Box at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

Cindy is the founder of All About Hope, a Roseville-based non-profit organization dedicated to giving hospitalized children and their families the tools they need to dream beyond the hospital room.

All About Hope delivered its first set of 100 Hope Boxes to Sutter Children’s Center earlier this month. Hope Boxes are filled with art supplies and project ideas that transport children from their current situation and into the incredible world of their imagination – improving their quality of life and promoting hope of recovery. Read More

Sacramento Teen Completes Eagle Scout Project at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Staying in a hospital with a sick child for an extended period of time is not fun for any parent. In addition to the worries parents have about their child, getting a good night’s sleep and eating a good meal are not common.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez enlisted the help of several of his Boy Scout troop members to help with his Eagle Scout project.

Thanks to a Sacramento Boy Scout, many of these local resources became much more accessible.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez, a senior at Del Campo High School, completed his Eagle Scout project by creating an app, Food Scout, and having two iPads installed in the family lounges at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

“This is a great resource for our families,” said Debbie Curtis, R.N., Assistant Nurse Manager, Pediatrics, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We are grateful for this and very proud of Stephen and his fellow scouts for completing this project and thinking of us.” Read More