Sutter Health Supports Relief Efforts for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

Donates $500,000 to the American Red Cross

Mar 18, 2011, 19:50 ET from Sutter Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health today announced a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that swept the region last week.

"There's an overwhelming need for basic supplies in Japan, such as food, shelter and clean water," said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. "Supporting global relief efforts is a natural extension of our not-for-profit mission. The American Red Cross is a long-time, valued community partner of Sutter Health, and we're proud to support its humanitarian work."

Sutter Health physicians, hospitals and other health care service providers share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to public needs. In 2009, the not-for-profit network invested $667 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.

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

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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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