Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

News and information about Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital located in Auburn, CA.

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

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation Hosts Annual Ball

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – The Sutter Auburn Faith Foundation hosts their annual Faith & Fantasy ball, Around the World, on Nov. 11 at the Ridge Golf and Event Center Ballroom.

This year’s event is hosted by Tim and Colleen Sands. Tim and Colleen are longtime supporters of the hospital and they share a passion for helping others and giving back to the community.

“We are so thankful for our hosts and sponsors and look forward to a fun, engaging evening,” said Susan Willson, senior development officer at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “Together, we can have a powerful impact on the health of our community through philanthropy.”

The evening will include a cocktail reception, formal portraits, a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment. The evening will also include a special presentation on the hospital’s initiative to launch a new cardiac rehabilitation program.   Read More

Hospice ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Honored for Decades of Service

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – Pat Steinhauer is a volunteer unlike any you have ever met. With more than 33 years at the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital VNA & Hospice, she has all the heart and tenure of one of our employees and she selflessly devotes her time and energy to serve and support our hospice patients and their families.

Pat Steinhauer

Pat was recently recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) as “Volunteer of the Year,” an honor bestowed on only three others in the nation in 2017.

“I am so grateful to the hospital and am honored to receive this award,” said Pat. “As a hospice volunteer, we aren’t in this for the glory, but this feels glorious to me.”

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Sutter Health Employees Donate 3,300 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health donated more than 3,350 pounds of non-perishable items to seven food banks as part of the hospital’s month-long campaign to help food banks prepare for the busy holiday season.

Catherine Nishikawa, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

“The donations from Sutter Health employees aim to help provide local food banks with enough food to meet increased holiday demand and make sure that no table is empty on Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Angelika Corchado, community benefit associate with Sutter Health. “This is our fifth year supporting food banks in Northern California through our food drive, and each pound of food donated means a holiday meal for those in need.”

Boxes of stuffing, gravy, canned yams, rice, boxed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pie filling filled the donation bins at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Hosts Exercise Classes for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 | 0 comments

At Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, staff members understands that every patient has different needs. For our patients with Parkinson’s disease, the hospital is offering a free exercise class every Friday that is open to the community to help those with Parkinson’s disease stay active and have confidence in their movements.

“Exercise is good for everyone, but for those that are dealing with Parkinson-like diseases, regular exercise has been shown to help maintain a higher level of independence,” said Stephanie Perry, rehabilitation services supervisor at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “Our focus is on helping people improve their balance, ability to walk and to help prevent falls in a supportive community environment.” Read More

Sutter Health donates thousands of backpacks for local students in need

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Thanks to the generous donations of Sutter Health employees, Operation Backpack had a successful year bringing in thousands of backpacks, filled with schools supplies for local students before the start of a new school year.

  Operation Backpack is a yearly campaign organized by the Volunteers of America that delivers backpacks, collected for students from pre-kindergarten through 12 graders, to homeless and at-risk children in our communities. The Sutter Health Valley Area, together, generously donated more than 2,000 backpacks to the campaign to provide students with the supplies they need to help them be successful in school.

“Supporting Operation Backpack was a new opportunity for affiliates in the South Valley Area this year and I was overwhelmed by the display of generosity from our team,” said Debbie Rinaldo, community benefit coordinator at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “For us, it’s a simple donation of school supplies, but for underserved youth and their families, it means that Sutter Health cares.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital employee donations.

Recognizing that thousands of children return to school without much needed supplies, the Volunteers of America partnered with agencies and school districts to ensure as many children as possible get the tools they need for the start of school.

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