SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Gold Country Region to support disaster relief efforts across Texas.
The donation bolsters the American Red Cross' ongoing efforts to provide food, shelter and other desperately needed supplies to those affected by the devastating hurricane.
"We want the people of Texas to know that they're not alone, and we hope our donation will help bring safety, shelter, comfort and relief to those in need," said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. "Now is the time for communities across the nation to come together and support the first responders and help those who have lost so much."
Sutter Health has long partnered with the American Red Cross and other organizations to help people in need both close to home and around the world. Our contributions have helped support relief efforts during many natural disasters including the typhoon in the Philippines, the earthquake in Nepal, Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and the massive Northern California fires. Last year, Sutter Health invested $669 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.
For information on how you can help support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
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Sutter Health was named one of the nation's top five large health systems in 2016 thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers—more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health's not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support and learn from the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter pioneers adopt new technologies, make novel discoveries and embrace creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health. From its street nurse program that provides check-ups for homeless people, to telemedicine-aided specialist consultations, to walk-in care clinics, to smart glass technology, the Sutter Health team goes beyond traditional models to make care more convenient and to nurture and empower people throughout their medical journey.
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