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Donating Turkeys for Families in Need

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – The Placer County Food Bank and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital are giving thousands a lot to be thankful for this year.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital employees drops off turkeys at Roseville Toyota.

For the second year in a row, the Placer Food Bank hosted the Drive Out Hunger Turkey Drive, hoping to gather 5,000 turkeys for families in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties in time for Thanksgiving.

As a sponsor of the event, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital employees from departments across the hospital donated money and turkeys for those in need. Catherine Nishikawa, manager of Nutrition and Food Services, and a group of hospital volunteers loaded up a vehicle with donated turkeys that they then delivered to Roseville Automall, joining veterans, community partners and families dropping off frozen birds. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice hosts Light Up a Life event

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – The loss of a loved one can be difficult, especially during the holiday season. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice understands the importance of honoring those who have passed by hosting an annual Light Up a Life celebration. This special evening of remembrance is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Join us for an evening that will include a message from Mark Knoble, M.D. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice medical director, live music, light refreshments and a lighting celebration. At the event, families can create a personal luminaria to honor a loved one. Doni Kay, spiritual counselor and Paws on Call, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s therapy dogs will also be present to greet attendees.

“It is something that we have done for many years and is our way of honoring, remembering and celebrating the wonderful people that have touched our lives,” said Patricia Mandrup, R.N., clinical manager of SAFH’s VNA & Hospice program. Read More

Auburn Mayor Honors National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – Auburn Mayor Matthew Spokely presented a proclamation to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Mark Knoble, M.D., medical director,  Jacklyn Whitson, R.N., Hospice clinical supervisor and Patricia Mandrup, clinical manager at the Oct. 23 city council meeting. The proclamation recognizes November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, encouraging citizens to understand and become aware of the services and programs available at the end of life.

From left: Mayor Matthew Spokely, Dr. Knoble, Patricia Mandrup and Jacklyn Whitson

“It’s an honor for the city of Auburn and members of the community to recognize and support our efforts to increase the awareness and importance surrounding end-of-life care,” said Dr. Knoble. “Our services are about making meaningful and memorable moments for our patients and their loved ones, even at the most difficult times.” Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Recognized for Preventing Patient Falls

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Jackson – Sutter Amador Hospital was recognized by CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, for performance excellence in preventing fall injuries.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the countless ways we work to keep our patients safe in our care,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO. “The safety of our patients and our staff is a top priority and I am proud of what our team has accomplished.”

In 2016, the hospital had zero falls that resulted in moderate or severe injury. Read More

Local Students Display Sign of Support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – While developing breast cancer as a teenager is rare, students at Colfax High School in Placer County wanted to do something significant to support those in the community with breast cancer.

Elle Lippold, a junior at Colfax High School, said the students wanted patients to know that they were thinking of them and sending support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Students from Colfax High School in Placer County.

The students created a 4-foot banner with pink handprints showing students’ “slapping out cancer” that is now displayed outside the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Infusion Center. In addition to the sign, the students also donated nearly 50 handmade blankets to be distributed to patients this month. Read More