2015-2016 Funding Initiatives
Sutter Solano Medical Center
Cancer Care - $125,000
While cancer is a medical and emotional journey for patients and their families, Sutter Solano Medical Center has one goal in mind – to provide comfort and support to our patients, and return them to good health. Great care goes beyond medicine. As a designated cancer center, Sutter Solano relies on philanthropy to fund a variety of services in support of high-quality patient care. Your gift supports programs that put people first and attend to the needs of the body, mind and spirit.
A Cancer Navigator is a registered nurse specially trained to serve as a patient’s personal guide and advocate. Having the support of a Cancer Navigator provides guidance and resources to help make the road from diagnosis to survivorship easier to navigate. This allows the patient and their family the ability to concentrate on recovery and their precious time together. Philanthropy also ensures that teams of cancer specialists can meet by video conference to share medical information and make decisions on treatment options through our Virtual Tumor Board. The Solano campus also holds specialty support groups funded by charitable gifts.
Your gift to Sutter Solano Medical Center’s Cancer Programs will help provide a full range of services that make such a difference to the quality of cancer care, right here in our community.
Pet Therapy - $25,000
People who have pets understand how animals can make their lives brighter by providing unconditional love and support. In fact, medical research has shown that animals positively affect human health. Simply petting a dog or cat can reduce stress and anxiety, improve vital signs, and reduce loneliness and depression.
Donor support allows patients and their families to be connected with trained therapy dogs to lift spirits and provide comfort. Our Pet therapy teams have been an integral part of the healing process for many patients across the Sutter Health system. Your support will allow us to launch this important program at Sutter Solano in 2016. In addition to countless smiles, therapists see heart rates drop and blood pressure readings lower when their pets are in a patient’s room.