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    Sutter Health Donates $25,000
    to Food Banks in San Joaquin County

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For more information, contact:
    Karen Mudd, (209) 833-2427.


    Tracy – November 20, 2009– Sutter Health, on behalf of the employees of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation is donating $10,000 to Tracy Interfaith Ministries and $15,000 to the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin to help feed the hungry in our community this holiday season.

    “As community caregivers, our employees have seen firsthand how the national recession has affected so many of our local families,” said David Thompson, CEO of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “Sutter Health makes this donation on behalf of our hardworking employees, and we hope it will make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need,” adds Paul DeChant, MD, CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation.

    Sutter Health has a long history of partnering with and supporting charitable programs and services. This donation – made on behalf of the employees Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation – further expands this commitment. As budgets are stretched thin during these difficult economic times, donations such as Sutter Health’s help community food banks extend their significant purchasing power.

    Sutter Health, a family of doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers, is donating $255,000 to food banks across Northern California. A variety of local food banks will share the quarter-million-dollar donation to help put much-needed meals on the tables of thousands of families across the north state.

    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 join resources and share 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 Organization. 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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