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Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF), committed to providing a consistent, high quality patient experience, is looking for additional community members to join their Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The Council helps provide insight and feedback about the experiences patients and their families have had at Sutter Medical Foundation in the Sacramento area.

“We are working to make the voice of the patient and family evident in everything we do,” said Roberta Mori, Director of Patient and Family Engagement at Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we value our patients’ voices and understand they can help us to improve and promote patient-centered care.”

Advisors with the PFAC will collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical teams at SMF to help improve the patient experience for future patients. They will share their experiences and perspectives, providing SMF staff with an insider’s view about the patient experience and ensuring that the Sutter Health–affiliated medical foundation continuously improves the care they provide for patients and families.

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can visit www.sutterhealth.org/pfac to complete an online application. Interested community members may also contact SMF via email at patientfamilyeng@sutterhealth.org.

Midtown Association continues elevated efforts to find solutions for local homeless

Midtown Association continues elevated efforts to find solutions for local homeless

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association recently increased its already diligent efforts to connect those facing homelessness with much-needed services to get them off the streets and into stable supported living situations. During the month of March 2018, the Midtown Association added three additional layers to its suite of education, networking and outreach services that resulted in the placement of two previously homeless individuals in housing situations and the coordination of multiple networking successes that pave the way for future progress. 

Sacramento finishes in bottom half of state capital cities livability survey

February 22, 2018 |

A recent study of state capital cities ranked Sacramento in the bottom half of livability. 
The study conducted by personal financial website WalletHub, found Sacramento ranked 27th overall among 50 rated cities. The top honors went to Austin, Texas while Trenton, New Jersey occupied the bottom spot.
In their rankings, WalletHub compared all 50 capital cities across 51 key indicators including affordability, economic strength, quality of education, health, and overall living standards. Also included was the number of ... Read More

African-American history tour

African-American history tour

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Free born or slaves, slavery was not born in them. Celebrate the contributions of Sacramento’s African-American community as they struggled to gain a foothold in a dynamic and often hostile environment, and meet barbers, doctors, caterers, soldiers, singers, pastors, and others who settled the frontier. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information: (916) 448-0811

Elk Grove Food Bank Services recognized as 'Non-Profit of The Year' by Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Elk Grove Food Bank Service honored by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce included (left to right) 
Leilani Badley, Board of Directors, Jerry Braxmeyer, Former Board of Directors, Marie Jachino, Executive Director, Betty Hall, Board Chair and Judy Sala, CalFresh Coordinator. | 
January 16, 2018 |  

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PBS to air five-part series '#MeToo, Now What?' in February

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will air a five-part series about the sexual misconduct crisis... Read More

FBI offers $5,000 for information on Woodland youth who went missing one year ago

November 2, 2017 |  
The Sacramento office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced that a $5,000 reward is being offered in hopes of determining the whereabouts of a missing Woodland, California teenager.
On November 4, 2016, Elijah Moore, 16, was last seen by his mother. Two days later Moore’s mother reported he was missing to Woodland Police.
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