Sutter Health CEO Sarah Krevans accepts award at supporter appreciation event.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (NOVEMBER 3, 2017). – MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to global health, today honored Sutter Health with a Global Humanitarian Award, which was accepted by Sutter Health’s President and CEO Sarah Krevans. The event was in recognition of Sutter Health’s outstanding leadership in supporting at-risk communities that require medical supplies and equipment. In addition to Sutter Health’s recognition, the event also recognized local Bay Area supporters who were instrumental in MedShare’s ability to deliver on-demand humanitarian aid. The event was hosted at the Google Community Space in San Francisco.
“We are honored to give Sutter Health our 2017 Global Humanitarian Award,” said Charles Redding, CEO of MedShare. “Sarah’s leadership and vision for Sutter Health have been inspiring and we look forward to doing more with them for many years to come.”
A Fantastic Partner
Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving 3 million patients in Northern California. As a major supporter of MedShare’s mission, the health system has made a significant impact in the following areas:
• Donated more than $8 million worth of lifesaving medical supplies and equipment to improve global health—including a recent donation of 20 pallets of medical supplies such as stents, foley catheters, central line trays, medicated dressings, chest tubes and phlebotomy needles
• Focused specifically on Maternal and Child Health in developing nations
• Helped MedShare provide high-quality care for over 442,000 people worldwide, including two free clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area
• Contributed to MedShare’s 2 Million Mothers campaign, which focuses on providing clean birthing kits to prevent infant mortality
Leadership in a Global Healthcare Effort
The MedShare Global Humanitarian Award is given to organizations truly committed to expanding access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities worldwide. Sutter Health’s President and CEO, Sarah Krevans, has a background in serving vulnerable communities and has informed her leadership at Sutter Health and motivated the organization’s generosity to MedShare’s mission.
“Helping people in need is part of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission. We believe deeply in improving the quality of life of people and communities—locally and globally,” said Sarah Krevans, president, and CEO of Sutter Health. “I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of Sutter Health and our network’s physicians and employees, who inspire me daily with their dedication, compassion, and generosity to support people around the world.”
MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. In 2018, MedShare will be celebrating 20 years of impacting its local and global communities. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www.medshare.org.
About Sutter Health
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