February 6, 2017

Around the nation: A grateful patient gives $1M to a Delaware hospital

Daily Briefing
    • Delaware: Gregg and Stacey Bacchieri have donated $1 million to Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. Gregg Bacchieri, a former bank executive, was treated at the cancer center for throat cancer three years ago. "I've received excellent care and attention from the moment I was diagnosed," Bacchieri said. "Stacey and I wanted to show our family's gratitude to the health system, and hope this gift will springboard future philanthropic investments in important research" (George, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2/1).

    • New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a $20 million program to help health care providers in the state expand or upgrade their services. The new Community Health Care Revolving Fund will disperse low cost loans and is targeted specifically at community health organizations such as mental health treatment centers and clinics. Cuomo said the money will help expand access to health care in the state (AP/News & Observer, 2/3).

    • California: Sutter Health is moving forward with a campaign, "Getting to Zero," that will match funds of up to $20 million to help local governments provide housing for homeless populations. The Getting to Zero campaign aims to help the region reach the point where the number of homeless people is equal to or less than the number of permanent housing slots available to place them. James Conforti, president of Sutter Health Valley Area, said the campaign aligns with a "Housing First" model of care for homeless populations, which aims to first secure permanent housing for homeless individuals and then follow up with support services (Patton, Sacramento Business Journal, 2/3).

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