Six-year tally exceeds $1.4 million, aiding countless individuals and families
Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 29 food banks across Northern California and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health system enables local food banks to serve more than 1 million nutritious meals to those in need this winter.
“A nutritious diet plays an important role in improving overall health and wellness and can even help protect against diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “We’re partnering with our food bank neighbors to help families stay healthy—and well nourished.”
On average, every dollar donated to food banks translates to more than four meals served. Over the past six years, our donations to community food banks total more than $1.4 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.
Whether you live with diabetes or someone you love does, Diabetes Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more. According to the American Diabetes Association:
- Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
- Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
Throughout November we’re hosting a number of unique educational events. Please find details below.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Join us Nov. 5 at our free event to learn about prediabetes and how changing your lifestyle and habits can reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Join us Nov. 12 for three free events in support of World Diabetes Day. Events include free screenings, an inspirational lecture by Lou Brock, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Type 2 diabetic, and a panel discussion of expert advice covering diet and fitness.
California Pacific Medical Center
To raise awareness about diabetes, California Pacific Medical Center will host an event on Nov. 13. Hear Ironman Jay Hewitt speak, watch a live cooking demo and get health tips from Karen Earle, M.D.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Join Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Diabetes Center and Ethnic Health Institute on Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center. You’ll learn how to reduce the risk of diabetes, participate in free screenings related to diabetes and learn how to live well with diabetes. Additionally, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, Lou Brock, will meet with attendees and talk about his experience with managing diabetes. Kitchen on Fire Cooking School will provide a live cooking demo with delicious, health food samplings.
This past weekend, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) opened its doors to patients. After years of planning, design and public hearings, construction is complete on the new $284 million state-of-the-art hospital.
SSRRH will provide the full range of award-winning care and services currently provided at the Chanate Campus including: intensive care; emergency services; obstetrics, nursery care and level III neonatal intensive care; medical and surgical services; comprehensive cardiac services; and a full range of women’s reproductive health services.
On Oct. 4, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital will host an “insiders” tour to give the community a preview of the new hospital before it opens for patient care on Oct. 25.
The new hospital will provide Sutter Health’s full range of award-winning care including: intensive care; emergency services; obstetrics, nursery care and level III neonatal intensive care; medical and surgical services; comprehensive cardiac services; supporting ancillary services and a full range of women’s reproductive health services.
The event will include hospital tours, exhibitors, live music and more. For event details, please visit Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital’s events page.
Today, Sutter Health announced the donation of the former Warrack Hospital to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) to advance their mission to provide education and housing for at-risk Sonoma County youth. This building will provide a tremendous resource for the support of local youth.
In 2008, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa’s (SMCSR) Warrack Hospital building closed to consolidate services at the Chanate facility. This closure rendered the majority of the west side of the building vacant. For the past several years, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Lab, X-ray and the Institute for Health and Healing have occupied the east wing of the former hospital and will remain in operation as neighbors to SAY.