Sutter Health provides support for medical public programs for the poor and undeserved. It also invests in community partnerships through education and research for California students and professionals and provides cash donations, says Sutter Health.
Some of the partnerships include an African-American community health advisory committee involved in awareness of health concerns affecting African-Americans and Asian health services offering medical care to uninsured and underinsured Asian individuals. Others include Bayview child health center that offers pediatric services, and March of Dimes is a partnership aimed at preventing premature births by improving the health of pregnant women and newborns, states Sutter Health.
The company provides financial assistance for medical care through hospital financial assistance policy, and hospital billing and collections policy. Sutter Health also carries out a health needs assessment to collect qualitative data and quantitative data, and get information from public health professionals as a way of identifying chronic diseases, including mental and dental health challenges, housing problems, prenatal care, transportation issues, and reported domestic violence.
Sutter Health uses this information when outsourcing community-benefit service hospitals that serve California residents as part of the company’s community service. The company also participates in community service including physical labor, fundraising, and the provision of food, clothes and school supplies, states Sutter Health.