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Jennifer Maher Named CEO at Sutter Davis Hospital

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Jennifer Maher

Jennifer Maher

Davis, Calif. – Jennifer Maher has been named Chief Executive Officer for Sutter Davis Hospital effective Sept. 29.

Jennifer replaces Janet Wagner who becomes the CEO for Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame.

Jennifer comes into this role after serving as Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region’s regional oncology executive since August 2011. During this time, she partnered with leaders and physicians across the region to create an integrated network of infusion centers and increased infusion service volume by 25 percent. Read More

John Boyd Named New CEO at Sutter Solano Medical Center

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 | 0 comments

John Boyd

John Boyd

Vallejo, Calif. – John Boyd, Psy.D, FACHE, has been named the new CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center, effective Aug. 1. John takes over for Terry Glubka who has served as CEO for more than a decade. Terry will be the new CEO of Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley beginning July 15.

Boyd arrived at Sutter Health in 2008 as the chief administrative officer for Sutter Mental Health and Sutter Continuing Care, which grew into the role of chief administrative officer of Regional Behavioral Health and Continuing Care for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. He achieved great success leading the staff and care services at Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Oaks Nursing Center – Midtown in Sacramento. During his tenure, Sutter Center for Psychiatry was named a 2014, 2013 and 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and earned the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., which recognizes top-performing facilities that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in physician engagement. Boyd also provided key leadership at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento where he oversaw Imaging, Laboratory, Environmental Services, Pharmacy, Plant Operations and Maintenance, and Security Services. Read More

Public Can Tour Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction ‘Gallery’

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There's at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There’s at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

SACRAMENTO — The public is invited to tour an unusual, free art gallery through Saturday, Oct. 11. Nearly 500 newly made, donated quilts adorn the walls of the Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento, and its neighboring facilities as part of the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction, which is held every three years to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment programs at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

Started in 1999, it is considered the first of its kind in the nation and has led to the creation of similar fund-raising auctions. More than $550,000 has been raised through the auctioning of 2,500 quilts in the past five auctions.

Most of the donated quilts are currently hanging throughout the halls of the seven-story Sutter Cancer Center, also known as the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Some quilts are also hanging in the bridge that connects the Buhler to Sutter General Hospital, in the Sutter General lobby, and on the first floor hallway of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, which is located across 28th Street from the Buhler Specialty Pavilion.

Most of the quilts will be won through silent auctions, with 50 of the best or unique being auctioned off live on Oct. 11 in the newly remodeled lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Read More

Community Celebrates Sutter Davis Hospital’s Prestigious Baldrige Award

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Sen. Lois Wolk, left, was on hand to present a proclamation to Janet Wagner, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital, at the Baldrige Community Celebration on Thursday evening at UC Davis' ARC.

Sen. Lois Wolk, left, was on hand to present a proclamation to Janet Wagner, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital, at the Baldrige Community Celebration on Thursday evening at UC Davis’ ARC.

DAVIS, Calif. – Distinguished community members gathered with hospital staff and Sutter Health officials to celebrate Sutter Davis Hospital’s 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence, at the ARC Ballroom on the campus of UC Davis on Thursday evening.

The event also provided an opportunity for guests to say thank you and goodbye to the hospital’s CEO, Janet Wagner, who will become CEO at Sutter Health-affiliated Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame later this month. Read More

Sutter Affiliates Named Best Places to Work in U.S.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

This is the sixth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the third time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.

This year, 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with seven of them being based in California. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region.

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Steve Young Donation to Build Music Therapy Facility for Sutter Peds Patients

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Forget football. What Steve Young presented Wednesday is music to the ears of pediatric patients and their parents throughout Northern California.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie's Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients in Utah with her music. Sophie died at age 17 in 2010.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie’s Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients with her music. Sophie, in poster at left, died at age 17 in 2010.

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento for the construction of a state-of-the-art music therapy facility inside the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The donation came from the Youngs’ philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, and the music therapy facility will be named Sophie’s Place in honor of a family friend, Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition in 2010 at age 17. Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton, were also present during the donation ceremony Wednesday.

Sophie’s Place opened last year in Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital as the first dedicated music therapy facility in a medical center, and the one inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center will be the second when it opens next year. Two others, including one inside Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, are also in the works.

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SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Physicals Before School Starts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJACKSON, Calif. – Back to school is upon us and if you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to schedule your child’s annual school and sports physicals.

Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess your child’s growth and development, which includes checking height and weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a complete physical exam. Pediatricians will also assess for other physical, emotional or social health concerns and perform any indicated or recommended laboratory testing. Read More