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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Three Sutter Affiliates Earn Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 | 0 comments

The Joint Commission logoSACRAMENTO – Three Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region affiliates were recognized this week as being a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Solano Medical Center were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The affiliates are three of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Sutter Davis Hospital LogoDAVIS, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation has announced the addition of several new community members to its Board of Trustees.

“Our new board members bring enthusiasm to our philanthropic mission,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We are excited to lean on their expertise as Sutter Davis Hospital enters a new chapter of leadership.”

The 11-member board brings a wealth of knowledge and community service experience to the foundation. Members contribute to their communities in a variety of ways and several have either worked or volunteered at Sutter Health hospitals for decades. Read More

Sutter Davis, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospitals Recognized for Performance Excellence

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra RegionSACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital were recognized for Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Injury Falls by CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database, which announced its annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize exceptional hospitals for outstanding performance in the areas of reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls and infections. 130 hospitals are recognized for their commitment and dedication to nursing quality.

This year’s winners represent hospitals of various sizes and affiliation. These hospitals have a long and consistent track record of monitoring and measuring performance with the CALNOC registry in order to deliver the highest standard of care to their communities.


Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Recognized as Top 10 Percent in Nation for Joint Replacement

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. — Joint replacement care at Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley is among the top 10 percent in the nation according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Read More

Healthgrades Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for Stroke, GI Care

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

AUBURN, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Stroke Care. These distinctions place SAFH among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for both services. In addition, SAFH is a recipient of the HealthgradesGI Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for GI medical treatment for two years in a row. Read More