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Sutter Health Donates $265,000 to Support Community Food Banks

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Food insecurity impacts the health and well-being of local communities



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced more than quarter-million-dollar donation to 28 food banks across Northern California, and in Oregon and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health network enables local food banks to provide healthy meals or bags of food to those in need.

“While the issue of hunger typically comes into sharper focus during this season, it is a year-round problem that far too many people in our communities face every day,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “I’m proud that Sutter Health has long been a part of a greater effort to help those who need it most.”

Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past 10 years total more than $2 million—which has fed countless individuals and families.

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Sutter Health’s Cynthia Cantril Recognized by Biden Cancer Initiative

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

First-Ever FIERCE Awards Highlight Exemplary Work Supporting Cancer Patients

Dr. Jill Biden, co-chair Biden Cancer Initiative (left), Cynthia Cantril director of Cancer Support Services and Patient Navigation, Sutter Health (center), Vice President Joe Biden (right).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cynthia Cantril, R.N., MPH, OCN, CBCN, director of Cancer Support Services and Patient Navigation for not-for-profit Sutter Health’s Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, has been recognized by the Biden Cancer Initiative as one of 10 individuals or organizations nationwide making a transformative impact on the lives of cancer patients.

Today Cantril received a first-ever FIERCE Award at a ceremony held at the Biden Cancer Summit for her work establishing patient navigation systems that help cancer patients and their caregivers find their way through the complicated and confusing maze that is the cancer journey.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the summit to promote new solutions and bring together problem solvers epitomizing what it means to be cancer FIERCE. As part of the initiative, more than 350 communities throughout the country organized their own cancer summits focusing on improving the cancer journey for patients, their families and caregivers. Read More

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Recognized as a Bike Friendly Business

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Earns Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business Designation by League of American Bicyclists


SANTA ROSA Calif.— Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members, with a prestigious Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification.

With the announcement of 64 new and renewing BFBs across the country, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) joins a growing  list of 1,250 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies leading the way to transform transportation, health, and wellness for the betterment of U.S. workers and local communities. Read More

Rural Docs and City Specialists Pool Knowledge to Benefit Lake County Patients

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 in Expanding Access

Regular case conferences, education and networking through telemedicine give local Obstetricians the confidence to care for women who have high risk pregnancies and babies born early or ill.

LAKEPORT, Calif., On March 21st Dr. Scott Witt spent time getting ready for an important date. Dr. Witt, who normally works at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, packed up his car, as he does every six months, and drove to Lakeport to spend two hours with Obstetricians and nurses who care for patients at the Sutter Lakeside Hospital Family Birth Center.

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Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in We're Awesome

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  Read More