Community Benefit

Memorial Medical Center, Golden Valley Health Centers Partner to Implement ED Navigator Program

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access

Latest in a series of efforts to help patients receive “Whole Health Services”

ED Navigators Rita Mejia and April Gomez at Memorial’s emergency department.

Modesto, Calif. – Memorial Medical Center, part of Sutter Health, has implemented an Emergency Department Navigator Program to help with efforts to ensure area patients are receiving health care in the right place at the right time.

The program is in place via a unique partnership with Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC) — a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with clinics throughout the Central Valley. Read More

Sutter Health Supports Families in need during the Holidays

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Community Benefit

Sacramento, Calif – Dec. 15, 2017 – Holiday spirit was on display this month as employees from affiliates throughout Sutter Health generously donated thousands of holiday gifts to families in need as part of Sutter Health’s Adopt-a-Family program. Truckloads of gifts were delivered to more than 250 families in 10 counties in time for Christmas.

“It is an amazing thing to see boxes upon boxes of gifts pour in from our employees to help families that may not have experienced Christmas without our support,” said Cindy Coffey, executive assistant who helped organized gift donations at Gateway Oaks that supported the Child Abuse Prevention Council. “When these gifts arrive at the homes of the families on Christmas, the children wake up and believe that something magical happened and it is so heartwarming to be a part of that.”


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Eden Medical Center Celebrates 5 Years of Incredible Impact

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Community Benefit

Eden Hospital, which first opened in 1954, was reborn as Eden Medical Center on December 1, 2012. In the five years since over 240,000 patients have been touched by the teams of doctors and nurses who work in the hospital.

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Sutter Health Donates $50,000 to Help Feed Residents in Three Counties

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Community Benefit, We're Awesome

 Sutter Health today announced donations totaling $50,000 to food banks serving Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties. The donation by the not-for-profit health network enables local food banks to provide healthy meals or food to those in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, based in San Jose, will receive $33,500 and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, based in Watsonville, will receive $16,500.

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

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Sutter Health Donates $12,500 to Eden Area Food Pantry

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Community Benefit

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. — Today Sutter Health continued its nine year tradition of donating to the Davis Street Family Resource Center Food Pantry – a local resource that provides bags of food to those in need and new toys for children.

“I’m thankful for the continued support of Sutter Health. Despite the upturn in the economy it’s clear how many people need our support. To date, the Holiday Basket Program has enrolled more than 215 seniors and 775 low-income families including nearly 3,000 kids that probably wouldn’t have received any new toys this Holiday Season.” Rose Padilla Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Davis Street.

The twelve thousand, five hundred dollar donation to Davis Street is just one way the organization gives back to local communities. In 2016 Sutter Health invested $2,343,215.00 in Eden Medical Center’s service area which includes Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Cherryland, Ashland and San Lorenzo. This figure does not include staff volunteer hours or investments in medical facilities.

“At Eden Medical Center we’re passionate about creating a healthier world,” said Stephen Gray, CEO of EMC. “The Eden team and I are proud to work for a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the well-being of people. Our partnership with community organizations like the Davis Street Family Resource Center makes a difference in the lives of those who need it most and helps us put our mission into action.”

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Sutter Health Donates to Two Nonprofits that Feed Marin County Residents

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Community Benefit

NOVATO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced a $10,000 donation to SF Marin Food Bank and reaffirmed its commitment to donating extra food from the Novato Community Hospital cafeteria to Together these pledges help local residents receive healthy meals or bags of groceries.

“We’re in the process of turning this $10,000 donation into $50,000 worth of food to nourish thousands of individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities” said Paul Ash, Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank. “We thank Sutter Health for stepping up and helping to make our community a little healthier and stronger, especially this time of year.”

“Partners like Novato Community Hospital help us serve children, adults, and families in Marin through our county-wide food recovery program. Every month reaches more than 6,000 vulnerable people with deliveries of healthy, fresh food and the hospital’s thrice-weekly prepared food donations meet a critically important need for proteins” said Marv Zauderer, Executive Director of Read More