Newsroom

News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Mayor-elect Steinberg Praises Sutter Expansion of Mental Health Services

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – With mental health advocate and Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg calling it “a great day” for Sacramento, Sutter Center for Psychiatry unveiled its new, larger Outpatient Center this week and announced plans to expand its behavioral health services to include an after-work program for adults and an after-school program for adolescents.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry CEO John Boyd, left, introduces Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, right, during the grand opening event of the new Sutter Outpatient Center.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry CEO John Boyd, left, introduces Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, right, during the grand opening event of the new Sutter Outpatient Center.

The new Sutter Center for Psychiatry Outpatient Center located at 7919 Folsom Blvd. contains 10,000 square feet – nearly twice as much space as the former outpatient center – and has been designed to aid in the wellness process. Soothing, full-wall nature scenes welcome visitors and patients, and each group room was personally designed by the therapists in order to maximize their therapy style and sessions.

“The expanded program capacity comes with new and beautiful space that is designed with the healing environment in mind,” said Sutter Center for Psychiatry CEO John Boyd. “The Outpatient Center’s programs use evidence-based treatment and support that are key components of our overall continuum-of-care services available within Sutter Health.” Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Only NorCal Hospital on Top 50 Cardio List

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Truven Health Analytics announced this week that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made its list2017-Cardio-Sample-Report-page-001 of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. Sutter Medical Center was the only Northern California hospital named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and the only California hospital in the group of “Top Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”

Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, headquartered at Sutter Medical Center, offers the most comprehensive care for cardiovascular patients in the greater Sacramento region. It saves the lives of hundreds of Northern Californians with its Advanced Heart Therapy Services, including heart transplants, ventricular assist devices, valve replacements such as TAVR, and many other life-saving surgeries and cath lab procedures. Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 | 0 comments

IMG_0095SACRAMENTO – Dozens of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and siblings of NICU patients paraded the lobby and breezeways at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Monday to celebrate Halloween.

Employees from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento set up trick or treat stations and carnival games on the first and second floors of the hospital, allowing children to collect non-food treats for the holiday.

This was the second year for the event and it was an even bigger success this year than in its debut in 2015. Read More

SMG Radiologist Selected as Technical Expert Panelist for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento radiologist David J. Seidenwurm, M.D., Sutter Medical Foundation’s medical director for radiology quality and safety, has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Technical Expert Panel for the Quality Measure Development Plan. He was selected for the panel because of his diverse quality management expertise and for his extensive patient care and healthcare background.

 SeidenwurmAs a technical expert panelist, Dr. Seidenwurm will work with stakeholders and experts to provide methodical input on the development, selection and maintenance of the Quality Measure Development Plan. The plan’s intent is to support the transition from fee-for-service to Medicare. Read More

Sutter Health Looking for Advisors for Patient Family Advisory Councils

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Several Sutter Health affiliates are forming councils to involve the community and get insight and feedback about their experiences at the hospital.

Advisors with the Patient Family Advisory Councils will collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical initiative teams at Sutter affiliates to help in the planning and decision-making process for future patients. Through this partnership, advisors will share their experiences, and perspectives, providing the hospital’s care teams with an insider’s view about the patient and family experience and helping identify opportunities to improve care for all patients and families.

Ideal candidates have received care at one of our Sutter hospitals or care centers within the last five years and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a unique way. Advisors are asked to give 4-6 hours per month to various projects related to being a member of the Patient Family Advisory Council. This includes participating in meetings and process improvement activities throughout the hospital and advising on patient communication materials.

“The feedback a patient can provide us about their experience, or a loved one’s experience, in the hospital is invaluable and a key factor in how we will improve as an overall healthcare system,” said Roberta Mori, director, Patient and Family Engagement, Office of the Patient Experience, Sutter Health. “The Patient Advisory Councils are a great way to incorporate the patient in the culture of our hospitals and care centers and help us continue to improve.”

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can contact Roberta Mori at MoriR@sutterhealth.org or call (916) 949-4656.

Sutter Davis Hospital Brings Music to Patients’ Ears with Launch of Music Therapy

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Barbara Smaystryla came to Sutter Medical Foundation’s infusion center on Monday and got a lot more than she intended: She was introduced to the Hapi drum, enjoyed listening to one of Sutter Davis Hospital’s music therapists sing her favorite tune and learned useful breathing exercises.

Barbara Smaystrla, right, learns to play the Hapi drum from Tara McConnell, music therapist, at Sutter Medical Foundation's Infusion Center, on Monday. Sutter Davis Hospital launched its new music therapy program recently.

Barbara Smaystrla, right, learns to play the Hapi drum from Tara McConnell, music therapist, at Sutter Medical Foundation’s Infusion Center, on Monday. Sutter Davis Hospital launched its new music therapy program recently.

Tara McConnell, owner of McConnell Music Therapy Services, and Daniel Beseda, a music therapist with the company, helped debut the music therapy program at Sutter Davis Hospital on Monday.

McConnell Music Therapy Services partners with Sutter Health to provide music therapy services in several of its facilities, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. Daniel spends most of his week working with pediatric and adult patients at the Sacramento campus. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Recognized as Healthiest Workplace by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital received Modern Healthcare’s inaugural Healthiest Workplace award when the organization held its Best Places to Work gala on Friday, Oct. 7.

Sutter Davis Hospital employees have access to a walking path behind the facility that also features exercise equipment throughout the route.

Sutter Davis Hospital employees have access to a walking path behind the facility that also features exercise equipment throughout the route.

Sutter Davis won the award in the Providers/Insurers category and was recognized for promoting wellness within its workforce through access to fitness programs and facilities, the structure of the organization’s benefits plan and a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

Sutter Davis has a six-year partnership with the Davis Farmers Market, which sets up shop in front of the hospital once a week from May-October. Employees also have access to a nearby walking path which features exercise stations. There is also a meditation garden at the hospital. Read More