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News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
VALLEJO – Employees, managers, administrators and physicians gathered to dedicate Sutter Solano Medical Center’s refurbished chapel on Monday in a formal ceremony.
The 415-square-foot chapel is the concluding piece of an overall hospital enhancement project that began in May 2015.
“The chapel and our spiritual care program are very important elements to our hospital,” said John Boyd, CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “We are excited to offer this beautiful space to our patients, their loved ones and our staff to help them find solace during a difficult time.”
The chapel has been designed to nurture spiritual practices to help the hospital’s visitors and employees cope with the ongoing stress of the hospital environment. The room has been arranged by Sutter Solano’s chaplains to accommodate the diverse spiritual practices of the community. Read More about Sutter Solano Medical Center Dedicates Refurbished Chapel
ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Roseville Medical Center this week unveiled its new Infusion Center, a centerpiece of a comprehensive cancer center on the Sutter Roseville campus that also includes offices for oncology specialists and surgeons.
The new 13,500-square-foot Infusion Center was designed after much feedback from cancer patients who will use the new facility. For many cancer patients, the new Infusion Center will become a second home, requiring them to stay up to 10 hours a day with several sessions a week, and their care can last for months and even years.
“It’s incredibly comfortable and more calming here,” said longtime multiple sclerosis patient Shawna Lopez of Lincoln, whose monthly visits last more than five hours. She said in the past she would be isolated in a room, where it was tough to while away the hours. The new infusion bays are large and open, with curtains that can be closed if patients want privacy. “Most of us like to talk to each other,” she said, “so this is perfect.”
Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s growing infusion program has been bursting at the seams, with an increase in patients making the move to a larger facility necessary. Previously, infusion services were split into two locations on the Sutter Roseville campus.
That all changed Monday. The new Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville opened a consolidated Infusion Center on the second floor with 42 infusion bays – up from 33 bays in the former locations – with plenty of space to grow. In addition, a dedicated pharmacy was constructed inside the Infusion Center and will allow for a more efficient process for preparing the medications and delivering them to the patient bays. Read More about Patients, Staff Praise New Sutter Roseville Infusion Center
Auburn, Calif. – Three Loomis Girl Scouts earned their Bronze Award recently by building a bookshelf stocked with books for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.
The girls – who were Junior Girl Scouts at the time of completion of their project – donated the books and bookshelf to the ambulatory services unit at the hospital to give children something to do while waiting for a loved one or waiting for their own procedure.
“Our staff is very excited about being able to give each pediatric patient a book,” said Judy Chavez, nurse manager, surgical services, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “We are letting each child pick out the book they want and they can take it home with them.” Read More about Loomis Girl Scouts Donate Bookshelf, Books to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
VALLEJO, Calif. – Sutter Health donated $30,000 to the “Walking for Health” program allowing more than 150 Vallejo seniors to be fitted with new shoes and socks on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.
The “Walking for Health” program was organized by the senior center with funds donated from Sutter Health for shoes, socks and program enhancements. In collaboration with Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Sutter Health and the senior center plan to reach more than 500 Vallejo senior citizens through the initiative.
“It fills us with pride and gives us great joy to be able to partner with incredible community-based organizations like the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to make days like today possible,” said James Wood, manager, business development, Sutter Solano Medical Center.
Officials at the senior center hope to inspire Vallejo senior citizens to walk and exercise through the “Walking for Health” program.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many benefits of walking, including improved circulation, stronger muscles, improved sleep, better joint support, decreased mental decline, lower Alzheimer’s risk and more. Read More about Sutter Health Issues Grant to Benefit ‘Walking for Health’ Program
Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital hosted its 10th annual World Breastfeeding Celebration luncheon in the Outpatient Services Center on August 4. More than 90 mothers who attended the Breastfeeding Success group in the last year were invited.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year, August 1-7, in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe. The 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.
“Breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-beingA from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share,” said Jane Snyder, R.N., Family Birth Center, SAH. “Breastfeeding provides nutrition, food security and, thus, poverty reduction. Breastfeeding also increases the survival, health and well-being of people everywhere.” Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
Recently approved by FDA, Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold opens clogged arteries to restore blood flow, then gradually dissolves in the body
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Retired Sacramento firefighter Edward Basurto, 66, had a stent implanted into a clogged artery Monday, Aug. 1, which will literally disappear in his body within the next few years, leaving the artery open without any sign of the metal scaffolding.
Basurto was the first Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento patient to be implanted with the Abbott Absorb stent under the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration. For the past four years, Sutter Medical Center was one of the top clinical trial sites in the country to test the unique absorbable stent.
“After four years of implanting Absorb stents within the study protocol, it is exciting to have them approved for all of our patients,” said David Roberts, M.D., medical director of the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and Sutter’s principal investigator for the Absorb stent study. “We look forward to using the experience that we have developed over the past few years with the Absorb stents to optimize the care of our patients.” Read More about New Heart Stent to Perform Disappearing Act in Sutter Patient
Sutter Amador Joins Sutter Davis and Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Annual Modern Healthcare List
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Amador Hospital joined Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be named by Modern Healthcare as three of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016. 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.
This is the eighth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the fifth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which is the only psychiatric facility to be so honored in the nation. It is Sutter Amador’s first time on the list.
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 three Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More about Three Sutter Health Hospitals Chosen as Best Places to Work