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Physician’s Longtime Free Flu Clinics Continue in Tracy

Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Uncategorized, Wellness

TRACY, Calif. — One of the longest-running free flu clinic programs in Northern California will continue this year with two opportunities for San Joaquin County residents at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, with the first once slated for Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Free flu vaccinations have been given in Tracy since the early 1960s, when longtime San Joaquin County obstetrician and medical leader Audrey Glover, M.D., saw a need in the community to prevent the spread of the disease during the flu season. Through the years, about 60,000 free flu shots have been administered to local residents.

“The flu was devastating during those early years,” said longtime friend Dan Schack, a Tracy engineer. “Dr. Glover felt there was a need to provide the vaccinations for free.” Read More

Former Patients Invited to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Sutter Rehabilitation Institute

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a patient reunion Oct. 3.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, Placer County’s only acute rehab facility, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is inviting its former patients – more than 9,000 of them –to a patient reunion from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The reunion is the opportunity for the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute care team to see the progress patients have made over the years, and for the former patients to reconnect with other patients and say thank you to the specialized care staff that helped to rehabilitate them so they could return home and to their regular lives.

The reunion will be held in the outdoor therapy area at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, 6 Medical Plaza Drive, Roseville. Those wishing to attend can RSVP at (916) 878-2597 or email SutterRI@sutterhealth.org. Appetizers will be served, and complimentary valet service will be provided. Read More

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 Health partnership provides a safe place for homeless after hospital discharge

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC), Sutter Health and Dignity Health have announced a partnership for a pilot program that will provide respite care for those experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to rest and recover after being discharged from the hospital.

The Haven House program, located in Woodland, will focus on providing a safe place for homeless individuals to recuperate after hospital discharge and getting them linked to wraparound services and resources. They will be able to stay at Haven House, which offers four respite beds, for up to 29 days. During their stay, YCCC staff will assist guests by working to connect them to services including health insurance enrollment, finding a medical home, substance use and mental health services and placement in permanent housing.

As part of the partnership, Sutter Health and Dignity Health together have contributed $10,000 for tenant improvements to the Haven House, as well as providing $60,000 each for the program’s first year. Read More

Sutter Health Scholarship Program Helps 228 Students Pursue College Dreams

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Health today announced it awarded college scholarships to 228 students for the 2018-2019 school year through its Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program.

Scholarship recipients attend a community college, four-year university or graduate program and received awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Administered by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the program’s competitive review process considers multiple factors, including academic achievement, school and community involvement, work experience, educational and career goals and special circumstances.

For 16 years, Sutter Health has proudly supported the continuing education of tomorrow’s leaders by offering these scholarships, named in honor of former longtime Sutter Health CEO Van R. Johnson. The scholarships are available exclusively to college-age children and grandchildren of employees within the Sutter Health network. Since 2002, Sutter has awarded 5,118 scholarships, totaling almost $8.6 million.

Sutter Health Proud Partner of San Francisco’s Doula Program

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

New program creates access to doula services for low-income families

 

Mothers delivering at CPMC’s campuses, including the new Mission Bernal hospital, can request a doula to assist with their delivery thanks to the City’s new program started through a fund set up by Sutter Health.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s President of the Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen today announced the launch of the City’s Doula Program that will provide doula services for low-income families. Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is proud to help fund the program.

The City’s Doula Program is made possible through the San Francisco Foundation’s Community Health Innovation Fund. Not-for-profit Sutter Health set up the fund as part of the development agreement for its two new CPMC hospitals in San Francisco. Mission Bernal Campus hospital opened on Aug. 25, and the Van Ness campus hospital opens in March 2019.

“We work to respect each family’s childbirth choice,” said Shannon Thomas, R.N., site administrator at CPMC Mission Bernal Campus. “CPMC provides access to free doula services for all expecting moms in our community, to ensure this specialized care is available to them during childbirth if they choose it.” Read More