Dignity Health is a California-based not-for-profit public-benefit corporation that operates hospitals and ancillary care facilities in three states. It is the fifth-largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Dignity Health has supported the Joshua’s House Hospice project for some time and we are pleased that they are sponsoring our 2021 “Be a Hero for the Homeless” Virtual 5k Walk/Run.
In a letter to Joshua’s House Hospice, a Dignity Health representative wrote, “Homelessness is a significant health concern in our region and we believe a hospice house is a much-needed addition to Sacramento’s continuum of care. No person should ever be forced to live their final days, weeks or months, living on the streets without adequate access to services that provide comfort and dignity.
“Joshua’s House Hospice would serve to significantly reduce healthcare costs while providing quality hospice care to those who are terminally ill in the homeless community. Joshua’s House Hospice would provide a safe place for Dignity Health and other local hospitals to discharge terminally ill homeless patients with the knowledge that patients would receive quality hospice care! Hospice care significantly reduces the costs of re-occurring ambulance usage, ER visits, and short-term hospital stays.”
Sutter Care at Home:
Sutter Care at Home, a Sutter Health affiliate, is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care and hospice agencies in Northern California. Since its beginning in 1906, Sutter Care at Home has sought to enhance the health and well-being of Northern California communities through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based and hospice services and products.
Sutter Care at Home offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. And they are proud to serve more than 100,000 patients in 23 Northern California counties each year.
Sutter Care at Home aims to lead the transformation of home care and hospice to achieve the highest levels of quality, access, and affordability for patients within the health care industry.
Joshua’s House Hospice is grateful for our sponsors, and we look forward to a continued working relationship with Dignity Health & Sutter Care at Home once our Joshua’s House Hospice Village opens. Stay tuned for more information on our progress and subscribe to our twice monthly newsletter HERE for regular updates.