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

Karun Grossman Recognized by California Academy of Family Physicians

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Karun Grossman, M.D.

Karun Grossman, M.D.

SACRAMENTOKarun Grossman, M.D., has been selected from among the 8,700 members of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) as Member of the Month for December 2014. She is being honored for her dedication to patient care, medical education and health policy.

Dr. Grossman is division vice president at Sutter Medical Group, where she provides full spectrum family medicine to patients, teaches young physicians in the Family Medicine Residency Program and serves as physician champion for the redesign of ambulatory care. Read More

Sutter Medical Center Rated Best Cardiac Hospital in Northern California

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the only Northern California medical center named on Truven Health Analytics’ 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2015, the third year in a row the Sutter hospital has received this honor. It is also the only California hospital to be honored under the category of “Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”

50TopCardioTruven Health Analytics, a leading, unbiased provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, is the same organization that named Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals the past two years.

According to Truven, this year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study provides key industry insights, including the fact that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • Nearly 9,500 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 3,000 more bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.
  • More than $1.1 billion could be saved.

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Heart Surgeon Extends Life of Obstetrician Who Gave Him Life

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Longtime Sutter Memorial Hospital obstetrician Jim Affleck, M.D., is very grateful to have delivered little Bobby Kincade 45 years ago. Because last month, Sutter heart surgeon Robert Kincade, M.D., assisted in the implantation of a new valve that should extend Dr. Affleck’s life by many years.

James Affleck, M.D., right, shows off a model of a TAVR, a new valve implanted in his heart. At left is Robert Kincade, M.D., whom Dr. Affleck delivered 40 years previously. Dr. Kincade was co-surgeon in the operation that extended Dr. Affleck's life.

James Affleck, M.D., right, shows off a model of a TAVR, a new valve implanted in his heart. At left is Robert Kincade, M.D., whom Dr. Affleck delivered 40 years previously. Dr. Kincade was co-surgeon in the operation that extended Dr. Affleck’s life.

Dr. Affleck delivered nearly 4,000 Sacramento-area babies in his 35-year career as an OB/GYN at Sutter Memorial Hospital, considered by locals as “Sacramento’s baby hospital” where nearly 350,000 babies have been born since 1937. After meeting Dr. Affleck in the Sutter Valve Clinic at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kincade called his mom to find out who delivered him. She said it was Dr. Affleck, and Dr. Kincade found his birth certificate to confirm it.

Dr. Kincade is the medical director of the Sutter Transplant and Advanced Therapies Programs, located at Sutter Memorial Hospital, where he was born. Dr. Kincade has been instrumental in bringing many new, groundbreaking heart devices and therapies that save and extend the lives of patients in heart failure, stenosis and other life-threatening diseases.

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