Sutter Health Gives $150,000 to American Red Cross for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

May 22, 2013, 12:22 ET from Sutter Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health today announced a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter to support relief efforts following the devastating tornado in Oklahoma this week.

"It's almost impossible to comprehend the staggering devastation caused by the massive tornado," said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. "Our hearts are with the victims, their families and all those affected. We hope our donation encourages others to support ongoing relief efforts."

Sutter Health and the American Red Cross have a long partnership history. 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, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.

"We are heartbroken to see the damage this disaster has done, but inspired to see so many join together to help in the response," said Kathleen Weis, acting CEO for the Capital Region Chapter. "It is the generosity of donors like Sutter Health that help us to provide comfort and relief to those impacted by disasters such as these devastating tornadoes. We are grateful for the support."

Sutter Health physicians and hospitals share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to community needs. In 2012, our network invested $795 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.

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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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.orgor join our blog at American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter.

SOURCE Sutter Health