News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Sutter Davis Hospital Named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 | 0 comments

sutter davis hospitalDAVISSutter Davis Hospital was named one of 2015’s “150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare for the second year in a row.

The 2015 list includes both health care providers – medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health providers and hospitals and health systems – along with other types of health care-specific companies, such as consulting firms, technology providers and professional organizations. Read More

$450,000 Gift Paves Way for Cancer Infusion Therapy Center at Sutter Amador

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 | 0 comments

JACKSON, Calif. – An Amador County philanthropic organization, the Spinty Foundation, is donating $450,000 toward the building of a $1.2 million infusion therapy center in Jackson, a needed community service that will allow cancer patients to receive care near their homes, it was announced Wednesday evening.

Janie Williams, president of the Spinty Foundation, and her son Jess, a director of the foundation, get a standing ovation when announcing their $450,000 donation on March 4.

Janie Williams, president of the Spinty Foundation, and her son Jess, a director of the foundation, get a standing ovation when announcing their $450,000 donation on March 4.

With this major gift and $24,000 in other donations, Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation has already raised the majority of funds needed from the community in 2015 in order to receive a matching grant from Sutter Health to construct the new infusion therapy center.

“Most cancer patients in Amador County need to travel an hour and sometimes more to receive infusion services, such as chemotherapy,” said Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt. “We are very happy that the Spinty Foundation made such a generous gift so that, when completed, all cancer patients in Amador County and beyond will have access to excellent infusion services right here in their own community.” Read More

Sutter Medical Center Named a ‘100 Top Hospital’ in Nation for Third Straight Year

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Truven Health Analytics today named Sutter Health hospitals Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.

100Top_2015_PRINT_hiresThe Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. Truven, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, has conducted this study annually since 1993.

“Our hospitals and doctor groups consistently rank among California’s highest performers,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer. “Our entire not-for-profit network congratulates these Sutter hospitals for earning these prestigious recognitions.”

This is the fifth time and third year in a row that SMCS received this honor, and the first time STCH won the award. Read More

Sutter Health, UC Davis Partner for ‘Words Take Wing’ Events

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

SACRAMENTOSutter Children’s Center, Sacramento is partnering with UC Davis School of Education for the 11th annual “Words Take Wing” on Feb. 9 and 10. “Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature” will feature award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, whose children’s books and storytelling abilities delight audiences of all ages.

“Words Take Wing” features a unique opportunity for the public to meet this renowned author. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Seeks Volunteer Doulas

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 | 0 comments

DoulaDAVISSutter Davis Hospital will be accepting applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program from Jan. 25-Feb. 7.


Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center R.N.s with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“We greatly appreciate having prospective volunteer doulas join our labor support team,” said Kim Andersen Johnson, R.N.C., doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More

Sutter Medical Foundation Opens Occupational and Hand Therapy Program in Jackson

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) will offer occupational and hand therapy services at 815 Court Street, Suite 5, in Jackson beginning Jan. 5, 2015.

This program offers personalized therapy using the latest equipment and most effective treatment approaches. Susan Wright, occupational therapist, works with patients to identify specific rehabilitation goals that help them to return to their daily activities.   Read More

Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office Launches Fluoride Varnish Program

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Fluoride-protection1JACKSON Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their tooth on or after their six-month birthday.

The fluoride varnish, which strengthens the enamel on the teeth, is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this varnish due to the lack of any fluoride in the county’s drinking water. Read More