Community Benefit

CT Scanner First of its Kind in Sacramento Region

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | 0 comments

AUBURN – With National Stroke Awareness Month upon us, it’s only fitting that Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital unveiled its $1.2 million investment in a state-of-the-art 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that will help diagnose strokes faster – and do so much more.

 

The equipment, which became a reality through matching grants raised from the community in 2013, is the first of its kind in the Sacramento region. It will be able to capture images more quickly and emits a lower dose of radiation – 40 percent less – than its predecessor. Read More

Local Health Care Providers Partner to Improve Community’s Overall Health

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | 0 comments

New Tool Helps Determine Where Important Health Care Programs and Services are Needed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The region’s four health systems have teamed up to bring telling data to life through the interactive www.healthylivingmap.com – a tool that can identify communities facing the greatest health disparities and help determine important health care programs and services needed by those struggling with poverty, food insecurity, homelessness and/or isolation. Read More

Harley Davidson Hog Ride Benefits Babies

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Start up your motorcycle and join the “Never Too Early 2 Ride” motorcycle outing through Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador Counties, on Sunday, Aug. 25. “Never Too Early 2 Ride” is a fundraiser spearheaded by Lori Bartholomew, of Folsom Family Medicine, to support March of Dimes research that will benefit premature babies.

The motorcycle ride will begin at Folsom Harley Davidson, at 115 Woodmere Rd., Folsom. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Folsom Harley Davidson. The cost to register is $25. For more information contact Lori Bartholomew at 916-817-3702.

Sutter Health Offers Local Non-Profits Sponsorships

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region invites local non-profit organizations throughout Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties to apply for community relations investments (sponsorships) beginning today, Aug. 1, that improve access to health and wellness programs.

Sponsorship applications will be available now through Sept. 30. This application period will provide sponsorship funds for January – May 2014 or for organizations requesting year-long sponsorships. 

Those who are interested in applying for sponsorships may visit http://www.checksutterfirst.org/community/sponsorship/ and follow the instructions. Read More

Safe Kids Day to Raise Awareness on Childhood Injuries

Posted by on May 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Safe Kids Placer County is celebrating Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 18th, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Bill McAnnally Racing, NAPA AutoCare Center, 900 Riverside Ave., in Roseville. Join the celebration and tour the racecar shop and transporter, get a child car seat inspection, learn about bike helmet safety, or get a complimentary vehicle safety inspection.

When a child dies or is seriously injured the lives of the families and entire communities are changed forever. In the United States, injuries are the number one killer of kids. Millions more suffer injuries that can affect them for a lifetime.

The celebration will raise awareness about the ways to protect children from preventable injuries and to raise funds to support local and national injury prevention programs.

For more information contact Safe Kids Placer County at 916-772-6300.

Generous Donation Will Help Children Heal

Posted by on May 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Terry Torr

Terry Torr

Susan and Terry Torr relocated from the bay area to Auburn in 1998. At the time Susan retired while Terry continued his work as a software engineer until 2007. The couple found a simpler and kinder lifestyle in the Sierra Foothills. They enjoyed their time together and they made many friends.

When Susan passed away in 2009, Terry lost his soul mate. Family and friends gathered to his side and supported him through that heartbreaking time. During his grieving process Terry learned that channeling his grief into helping others actually eased his some of his sorrow. He took the time to donate to various charities to honor Susan and to help others.

Terry’s most recent donation in honor of Susan is a $25,000 gift to the Sutter Auburn Faith Foundation with funds going to both the Children’s Bereavement Art Group and the Art Can Heal (the Children’s Art Gallery in the hospital). “Doing something nice for others creates a ripple effect,” said Torr. “I hope my gift to the Foundation in Susan’s honor will in turn make a healing difference in many of our local children’s lives.”