Dietary Aide Feeds Entire Hospital Staff to Pay It Forward

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Integrated Network, Scroll Images

SANTA ROSA, Calif., — Sutter Health dietary aide Loren Lafon just bought lunch for the entire staff at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That is a LOT of lunches for a LOT of people, especially to be paid for out of her own pocket,” said Dan Peterson, CEO of Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.

“I wanted to do it because I love being part of Sutter, I love my team, and I appreciate how hard people are working and how dedicated they are to be here right now,” said Lafon, who has worked for Sutter Health for nearly 15 years.

Loren Lafon (R) stands with the 200 meals she donated to Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting teary-eyed, Lafon shares that in 2017 she lost her home in The Tubbs Fire.

“Sutter stood by me. The organization provided incredible support for our team, and I felt it was important for me to do the same in our current situation,” said Lafon.

“She spends her time talking about others, but people like Loren really are the ones who make our culture special,” said Peterson.

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital, part of the Sutter Health integrated network of care, providing health care services to patients in Sonoma County, Calif.

Sutter’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to support employees 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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