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The future starts now at Sutter Health

The future starts now at Sutter Health

Jose Aguilar didn’t always know he wanted to be a doctor. And he certainly didn’t know he was going to get help with that journey from a doctor he had never even met. That doctor was Chief of Surgery Christopher Hudlin of Gould Medical Group. As luck would have it, Jose’s journey began as he became one of the first recipients of the Dr. Christopher Hudlin Memorial Scholarship while attending Health Careers Academy, a high school in Stockton. 

Let the music play! Memorial celebrates piano donation

Let the music play! Memorial celebrates piano donation

MODESTO, Calif. – May 31, 2018 – (Click to Watch VIDEO) Music helps in the healing process. Music brings comfort, excitement, emotion and energy to patients, family members and caregivers. Now—thanks to a Memorial Hospital Foundation campaign, and donations by employees, volunteers, clinicians and a local music family—all who enter Memorial Medical Center (MMC) will join in the experience.

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

MODESTO, Calif. – May 24, 2018 –The Porges family, owners of the successful chain of Prime Shine Car Wash locations in the Central Valley, was recently honored during a reception acknowledging their $100,000 donation to Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Sutter Health Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Medical Center.

The hall that leads to the Heart and Vascular Institute on the 3rd floor of MMC’s North Tower is now known as the “Porges Family Pathway to Your Good Health.”

“Prime Shine has been a part of the Central Valley for over twenty-seven years, and we couldn’t be more proud that we have the ability to donate to this institute,” said Evan Porges, Prime Shine Car Wash president. “It will provide our community vital heart care, not just today, but for generations to come.”

The institute allows MMC to place a renewed emphasis, not only on providing new treatments for heart disease, but also new ways to prevent this devastating illness — the number one killer in America. Heart disease can strike anyone at any time, without regard for age, ethnicity or gender. Half of men and two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary artery disease have had no symptoms and no known risk factors.

Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser

Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser

MODESTO, Calif. – Over 100 teams braved the elements at Modesto’s Del Rio Golf and Country Club on Monday, April 16th to assist in the fundraising efforts for Memorial Medical Center’s support services programs.

The 16th Annual Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is a popular event in the Modesto community. Business leaders and community members mark their calendars each April to enjoy a day of golf, camaraderie, dining and auction activities, all in support of community health care.

This year’s funds raised will help Memorial Medical Center’s support services programs, including the following:

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

Local family makes lead gift for Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial

Modesto, CA – Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the receipt of a generous $100,000 donation from the Bruno family — long-time residents of Modesto — to help kick off a public campaign to raise funds for a Heart and Vascular Institute in the Central Valley.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will be located at Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals. The Foundation hopes to raise one million dollars from the community to contribute toward the projected three million dollar cost of the project.

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Family, friends, donors and coworkers celebrate physician’s commitment and spirit of giving.

Dr. Christopher Hudlin, a general surgeon who joined Gould Medical Group in 2007, passed away in 2016. Last Friday, over 100 Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) staff, Gould Medical Group physicians, donors and friends joined Dr. Hudlin’s family in honoring him with the dedication of a bench at the Stockton Medical Plaza on Hammer Lane in Stockton.

“Dr. Hudlin was instrumental in the expansion of Gould Medical Group in Stockton,” said Gary Zufelt, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “He was very active in medical group and Foundation activities, and was a leader in motivating others to help support worthy causes.”