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Sacramento, CA, February 27, 2018 – Dignity Health, which operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded more than $860,000 in community grants to 11 collaborative proposals across Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada counties.
All 11 projects address priority needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessments conducted by the hospitals, including access to behavioral health services, active living and healthy eating, and homelessness. “Dignity Health Community Grants will help the most underserved and vulnerable populations in our region receive much-needed services,” said Laurie Harting, senior vice president, operations, greater Sacramento service area. “These collaborative proposals allow us to form strategic partnerships between community based organizations that link services directly to our hospitals, leveraging resources to address priority health issues to build a greater continuum of care for those we serve.”
In Sacramento County,
$700,516 in community grants have been awarded to eight partnerships:
In Yolo County, an $82,717 community grant has been awarded to two collaborative proposals:
In Nevada County, a $77,983 community grant has been awarded to one collaborative proposal:
Grants are funded by contributions from Dignity Health’s member hospitals. In the greater Sacramento region, Dignity Health hospitals that contribute to the grants program are Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital. Across the Dignity Health system, 97 community grants were awarded totaling $5.1 million.
About Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento Service Area
Dignity Health operates six hospitals in the Greater Sacramento Service Area - Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital; as well as Mercy Home Health and Hospice, and Dignity Health Medical Foundation, which includes Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Care Center, Davis Care Center and Mercy Imaging Centers. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at dignityhealth.org/Sacramento. You can also follow us on Twitter @DignityHlthSac and Facebook.com/DignityHealthSacramento.