JACKSON – Sutter Amador Hospital presented checks to five local community partners on February 1 during the Community Advisory Council meeting at the hospital.
Operation Care, Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA), Amador County Fair Foundation, Amador STARS and the Interfaith Food Bank all received a donation from the hospital to help support local programs and initiatives.
"We are so grateful for the generosity of the hospital," said Virginia Manner from ATCAA, who assists seniors living independently in Amador County. "This donation helps us to help others, and can go a long way in making a big difference in the lives of members of our community."
Ginger Rolf, chairperson for Amador STARS, also thanked the hospital for its support. She said Amador STARS, a free transportation program for cancer patients, drove more than 100,000 miles in 2016 transporting cancer patients to receive care.
“Thanks to the support of the hospital, we can continue to grow our services without charging for them,” said Rolf.
After delivering almost $10,000 in donations, Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO, thanked the organizations for attending and collaborating to help improve the health of the community.
“We appreciate working alongside you to provide high quality care to this community and we will continue to support you,” said Platt to applause from the Community Advisory Council.
Interfaith Food Bank was not present at the Community Advisory Council meeting but received a donation from the hospital as part of Sutter Health’s $255,000 total donation benefiting 30 food banks throughout Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii.
In total, the Sutter Health network has donated $1.8 million over the past eight years to food banks in local communities. The donations are provided on behalf of the health care network’s approximately 53,000 compassionate network and affiliate employees, plus caring physicians and dedicated volunteers as an extension of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission.
Sutter Amador Hospital's CEO Anne Platt recently provided donations to local organizations.
· Operation Care – Linda Zender, Board Representative
· Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency – Virginia Manner
· Amador County Fair Foundation– Ciro Toma, ACFF Board President
· Amador STARS – Ginger Rolf