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Sutter Davis Hospital Welcomes New CT Scan Technology to Hospital

Posted by on May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS —Sutter Davis Hospital installed a new 128-slice CT scanner on Monday, enhancing the hospital’s diagnostic imaging services.

Image caption: Jo-Lisa Miller, Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor, far left, Cappy Hunt, Diagnostic Imaging Manager, center, and Dr. Deven Merchant, Emergency Department, Sutter Davis Hospital, admire the new CT scan camera at Sutter Davis Hospital.

CT, or computed tomography, is a valuable diagnostic medical exam that combines X-rays and computers. A CT scan gives the radiologist a non-invasive way to see inside a patient’s body.

The new technology will provide faster scans with less radiation exposure to patients. The scanner will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the hospital.

“We are very excited to offer this service to the community,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Jennifer Maher. “Our patients are the ultimate beneficiaries of this service, but our physicians and staff will benefit as well from this advanced technology.”

Some additional benefits of the new machine include quicker results, improved imaging quality and reduced wait times.

Sacramento River Cats Hit a Grand Slam at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on May 23, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Players from the Sacramento River Cats, the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, stopped by Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Tuesday during the annual River Cats Caravan.

Sacramento River Cats pitchers Dan Slania, left, and Dusten Knight, right, enjoyed a visit with Ricky on Tuesday during the River Cats Caravan.

“We are so grateful for the players to take time out of their morning – on a game day – to visit the children and their families,” said Amy Medovoy, child life coordinator, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “This visit brightens everyone’s day because the players and Dinger do such a great job with the kids and families. They are wonderful community partners, do such great things in the community, and we are glad they include us.”

The River Cats visited patients in Pediatrics, the pediatric intensive care unit and the pediatric day unit. They stopped to take photos with nurses and Child Life specialists and several babies who were sound asleep in their cribs, but whose families will receive a photo memento for their scrapbooks. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Doctor provides Sun Protection Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – With the summer nearly upon us and a long holiday weekend approaching, it’s important to remember to protect your skin while enjoying time with family and friends outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Barton Bradshaw, M.D., from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.

What SPF should I use?

High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet. Read More

Two Sutter Health Hospitals Named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO —Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named by Modern Healthcare as two of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. They are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the award, which 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 Center for Psychiatry was named a 100 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

This is the ninth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the sixth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, part of Sutter Health’s mental health division. It is one of two psychiatric facility recognized.

A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The two Sutter Health affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More

Expanding Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

For patients with cancer, care is now one step closer with continued construction on the new Sutter Amador Hospital Infusion Center.

Sutter Amador Hospital hosts a special reception inside the future facility in the Outpatient wing of Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, Calif.

The hospital gathered donors, foundation members, and members of the project team to celebrate construction of the future home of the hospital’s new Infusion Center that is expected to open in late 2017.

The 2,500-square-foot infusion therapy center will have 10 infusion therapy chairs and will be located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center at 100 Mission Blvd., adjacent to Sutter Amador Hospital. The suite will offer private, semiprivate and social rooms based directly on feedback SAH received from patients.

“This center will improve the patient and family experience and provide a greater continuum of care for patients,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It allows our patients to access care close to home instead of driving an hour or more for treatment.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Respected Doula Program

Posted by on May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Monday, May 15. The applications will be open until May 31.

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 nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, 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