2013 Funding Priorities
Sutter Solano Medical Center
2013 Matching Grant Opportunity
Surgical Suites Enhancement-$568,127
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To help ensure the highest level of care, physicians need the best tools. Sometimes the most basic equipment, such as lighting, can make an enormous difference. Sutter Solano seeks funding for advanced LED lighting in its surgical rooms that reduces or eliminates shadows, does not overly heat the room like traditional bulbs, and is more energy and cost efficient.
SSMC also seeks funding for a new waiting area. Waiting for surgery can cause anxiety in many patients and their families. Because SSMC only has one waiting area, surgical patients and their loved ones share space with Emergency Room patients and all other visitors, which can add to stress. SSMC seeks philanthropic funding to create a peaceful waiting area that will enable surgical patients and family members to wait in a less stressful environment. The new space will include amenities such as Wi-Fi and beverages to make waiting time more comfortable.
|By the numbers|
|Gifts from donors||$284,063|
|Sutter Health matching funds||$284,063|
|Total fundraising goal||$568,127|
New Infusion Center-$40,000
Demand for infusion therapy in Solano is increasing, yet many patients from Vacaville and Fairfield find the drive to Vallejo difficult. Others aren’t able to drive or don’t have a friend or family member to drive them. These patients turn to non-Sutter infusion centers for therapy. To increase access to Sutter Health’s high-quality care, Sutter Solano Cancer Center is expanding to Fairfield inside the Medical Foundation facilities. Charitable support is needed to fund construction and equipment.
New Ultrasound Machines-$88,356
The Foundation seeks funding for two new ultrasound machines to help OB/GYN physicians to better identify ovarian and uterine masses, as well as to provide images of fetal development during pregnancy.
Bladder Scan Equipment-$15,251
Ultrasound aids in diagnosing such illnesses and conditions as prostate enlargement, symptomatic prostate cancer, urinary incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections. The Foundation seeks funding to replace outdated equipment. New ultrasound machines will be shared by three urologists and will improve diagnoses and patient outcomes.
State-of–the-art vacuum suction systems safely remove infectious fluids, promoting patient and clinician safety by reducing the risk of exposure to bodily fluids.
Zimmerman Patient Care Program-$30,000
A founding physician of the Fairfield Medical Group (now Solano Regional Medical Group) in 1951, Dr. Richard Zimmerman focused the last decade of his career on our community’s most vulnerable patients. He was Solano County’s last physician to make house calls on homebound patients – most of whom had multiple problems such as strokes or dementia that made it difficult for them to travel to a physician’s office. While many had limited financial resources, Dr. Zimmerman brought care to them in their homes, regardless of their ability to pay. Philanthropic support is needed to sustain this important program.
Community Healthcare Fund-$10,000
This fund increases access to care by supporting transportation services for patients who are unable to drive to Sutter Health facilities for doctor appointments and treatments. The fund also supports health education programs, health screenings, support groups and other wellness programs for the community.