Sutter Health Plus Helps The HEAL Project Garden Grow

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

The HEAL Project GardenIn 2015, The HEAL Project garden at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay was demolished by new construction, upsetting the children, teachers and parents. This year’s donation of $43,333 from Sutter Health Plus will enable The HEAL Project to resume the popular 10-year-old project that introduces hands-on gardening and healthy cooking lessons to hundreds of San Mateo County elementary school students.

This year, The HEAL Project is able to provide their Intensive Garden Program (IGP) to 220 second and third grade students, and the Garden Club project to 330 first, fourth and fifth graders. Some of the Sutter Health Plus funds will be used to set up a new water catchment system from the roof of the building next to the gardens, and an automatic irrigation system. Currently, the gardens are hand-watered by buckets of city water. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Year in Review 2015

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Access, Affordability, Community

Sutter Health Plus recently published a Year in Review report highlighting major accomplishments last year. By the end of 2015, the HMO gained 21,903 new enrollees and ended the year with 30,209 members. Today, the health plan serves nearly 40,000 Northern Californians.

In addition to featuring stories about affordability, innovation and access, the report includes testimonials from members, employers and brokers. Take a moment to watch a short video featuring United Pallet Services.


Read the Sutter Health Plus Year in Review 2015 report here.


Video: Sutter Health Plus is Creating a Buzz

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Access, Affordability, Community

Since launching in January 2014, Sutter Health Plus has expanded to 14 Northern California counties, partnered with brokers and employer clients and grown our membership. We’re also creating a buzz online and in our communities.

In this video, travel with us through the Central Valley, Sonoma and the Bay Area communities. Help spread the word about Sutter Health Plus.

Sutter Health Plus Invests $65,000 to Help Feed Local Families

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Community

Sutter Health Plus recently donated $65,000 to the United Way of Stanislaus County community health initiative, CHEF. In addition, Memorial Medical Center and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, both part of the Sutter Health network, donated $10,000 to the program.

Launched in 2015, the CHEF program teaches students healthy eating through the universal art of cooking. CHEF offers hands-on meal preparation lessons, fresh food bags and health education to elementary school families.

United Way Check Presentation2Pictured left to right: Barbara Santos, United Way Board Chair; Tina Pollock, Memorial Medical Center Chief Operating Officer; Sy Neilson, Sutter Health Plus Commercial Marketing and Plan Communications Director; Francine DiCiano, United Way of Stanislaus County President/CEO; and Catherine Larsen, Sutter Health Central Valley Marketing and Communications Director Read More

Sutter Health Plus Invests $10,000 to Health Careers Academy Community Program

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Community

Sutter Health Plus recently donated $10,000 Health Careers Academy High School, a Stockton charter school focused on a curriculum that teaches students health care technical skills. In addition, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation donated $2,500 to the program.

Health Careers Stockton Health Careers Academy HS Check Presentation CroppedAcademy High School currently has 493 students and 17 teachers, and graduated its first senior class earlier this year. As a not-for-profit, Sutter Health Plus partners with local community programs that align with its mission, vision and values. The health plan identified Health Careers Academy High School as an organization that supports the future of health care by preparing students for a career in the medical field. This is especially important in communities—such as Stockton and the surrounding areas—that today experience a shortage of health care professionals. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Invests $75,000 to Fit Quest Community Program

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Community

Sutter Health Plus recently invested $75,000 in Fit Quest, an on-site school program that teaches 5th and 6th grade students easy ways to increase physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits and engage in activities that promote mental wellness.

The Fit QShady Creek Check Presentation 10 13 15_1uest program, sponsored by Sutter Medical Foundation and Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation, reached more than 2,400 students in the Yuba City and Marysville school districts in the 2014-2015 school years. Fit Quest will use Sutter Health Plus’ investment to expand the program into Sacramento and Placer county communities.

Pictured left to right: Monica Majors, Shannon Cueva, Daria Ali and Sy Neilson

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