At Sutter Health’s Novato Community Hospital,
we’ve added prominent bay area orthopedic
physicians to our growing program. Along with
anesthesiologists who specialize in your personal
pain management, you’ll receive a whole team of
physical therapists, orthopedic nurses and case
managers – partnering with you through your
hospital stay and home recovery. Expert care every
step of the way, it’s just another way we plus you.
Bone and joint care,
now more experts in Marin.
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and learning there are minorities and the chal-
lenges they face as young people. And that gives
you a keen insight, on an international basis, on
what’s happening with our kids.
Given the amount of social responsibility that
your organization takes on, does the Y have
stances on particular issues of the day? In
youth development, we work across the board
in the area of safe environments for children.
And so we get deeply involved in child abuse
prevention. We’re also extremely concerned
about health disparities and about the condition of population and health — in particular,
about the incidence of diabetes because of obesity. So childhood obesity is of great concern to
us and there is much to understand and unpack
around those issues. We are part of the Centers
for Disease Control diabetes prevention program where we look at lifestyle changes. We
take stands on mental health because mental
health is the outcropping of other issues that
exist in children, families and communities
that we have to address. We take public stands
on national parks and about access to open
space and accessibility for people with disabilities. We take stands, absolutely.
How many people does the YMCA serve every
year, here and around the world? When I’m
talking about the Y in San Francisco, that covers
Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
And we serve about 42,000 kids on an undu-plicated basis, annually, in our three counties.
We also serve 70,000 or 80,000 adults. In the
YMCAs of the United States, we’re serving 9
million youth a year, and 13 million adults. And
in the world — that’s 119 countries in which the
YMCA is present — we serve 25 million youths
and 58 million people in all.
Are there places in Marin where you like to
eat and hang out? I do like to go to D’Angelo’s
and hang out. I remember some of the most
wonderful parties there. That’s where we went
for my father’s 90th birthday, and that meant
a lot to me. And I love El Paseo. As a little
boy, going through the Sequoia theater and
turning the corner there at the five-and-dime
store and going through El Paseo and all those
shops there, I was transported into a place
that I had never been. It was magical. M