Posts made in October, 2012

Sutter Health Gives $500,000 to American Red Cross for Sandy Relief

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

October 31, 2012–Sutter Health today announced a half million dollar donation to the American Red Cross, Capital Region Chapter, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast this week.

“The damage caused by superstorm Sandy is indescribable,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. We hope our donation brings comfort to our fellow Americans in their time of great need.”

In recent years, Sutter Health has supported the American Red Cross’ humanitarian efforts close to home and across the globe, with donations for disaster relief work following the earthquake in Haiti; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; Hurricane Katrina; and fires in California.

Sutter Health physicians and hospitals share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to community needs. In 2011, our network invested $756 million in care and services for the poor and under served.

For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at

About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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My Volunteer Story: Roger, R.N., Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

“Helping patients gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, both on the job as an administrative nursing supervisor and in my volunteer work with the Bay Area Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT, CA-6),” says Roger, R.N., administrative nursing supervisor at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Read Roger’s volunteer story, the next in our series featuring employees who give back to our community by volunteering. Read More

My Volunteer Story: Alison, Alta Bates Medical Center

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

Video of Alison, Alta Bates Medical Center

Watch the next story in our series featuring employees who volunteer in our community to make where we live and work a better place.Hands making the shape of a heart

Find out why Alison, clinical nurse specialist—NICU, volunteers with the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors and how it makes her an even better team member.

My Volunteer Story: Betsy, R.N., Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

Hands making the shape of a heartFor Betsy, R.N., Alta Bates Summit Medical Center nurse, showing she cares on the job and in her community as a volunteer makes life richer.

Find out how she gives hope and encouragement as a tutor at the Santa Rita Jail in the Reading for Life Program.

My Volunteer Story: Kathy, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Posted on Oct 19, 2012

Everyday our employees provide outstanding care on the job and in their communities, as volunteers.Hands making the shape of a heart

Watch Kathy, patient financial services representative, tell her story about volunteering with the Contra Costa County Quilters Guild for over 20 years and what making a difference means to her.

Video of Kathy, patient financial services, ABSMC