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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Pioneers Most-Advanced Surgical Robot in California

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento on Wednesday became the first hospital in California to use the next-generation robotic surgery system called the da Vinci Xi, which provides 3-D, high-definition visualization and greater dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon as well as less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient.

The new da Vinci Xi replicates surgeon movements with enhanced dexterity.

The new da Vinci Xi replicates surgeon movements with enhanced dexterity.

Steven C. Patching, M.D., who in 1993 was the first to use laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery in the Sacramento region, became the first surgeon in California to complete a procedure – a gallbladder removal – using the new da Vinci Xi system.

The da Vinci Xi, which was approved by the FDA in April, has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci system, with the adaptability to be used across an array of surgeries in urology, gynecology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

The Xi possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient. The da Vinci Xi system’s new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before. Read More

U.S. News & World Report Names Two Sutter Hospitals Among Best in Sacramento Metro Area

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region logoSACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center have ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Sacramento metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging health issues for patients.

“We have a strong culture of caring and clinical excellence,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “It is our care teams’ commitment to the patient experience and their clinical expertise that makes recognitions such as this from U.S. News & World Report even possible.”

“This distinction is very meaningful for our patients,” said Pat Brady, CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. “These rankings are based on quality and safety data analysis, and are designed to help patients and families make informed choices about their specialized care needs. We are honored to receive such a significant acknowledgment of our quality.” Read More

Caring for Our Kids Event Raises Funds for Children’s Center

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Caring for Our Kids Group PhotoSACRAMENTO – Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento held its inaugural Caring for Our Kids event on Friday, June 27th to raise awareness about the center’s programs and services.

Physicians, staff and patient families appeared on the show, which aired during CW 31′s morning show, “Good Day,” to talk about the care their loved one received during their time at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

The event, which was sponsored by Pediatrix and Obstetrix Medical Group, raised more than $9,000 from the community. The money will go toward various programs in the Children’s Center. Read More

Sutter Surgical Hospital Named a 2014 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley announced today it has achieved Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  The distinction places Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley within the top 10 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.  Read More

Memorial Dedication Set to Honor Beloved Local Physician Robert H. Wright, Jr., M.D.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Robert H. Wright, Jr., M.D.YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter North Medical Group and Sutter Medical Foundation are hosting a memorial dedication in honor of Robert H. Wright, Jr., M.D., on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Sutter Medical Foundation offices located at 460 Plumas Blvd. in Yuba City. All those who knew him, worked with him and who were cared for by him are invited to attend the special dedication.

“Dr. Wright served us for more than 40 years as a caring professional and medical group leader,” said John Rose, M.D., president and CEO of Sutter North Medical Group. “He was instrumental in the expansion from a handful of practitioners to the largest medical group north of Sacramento. Bob was a mentor and inspiration to many of us. He will be missed.”

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 530-749-3351.

Sutter Amador Hospital Supports Amador Lifeline

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Donation funds in-home communicator equipment for medical emergency response

Amador Lifeline's Tanya Kraft accepts Sutter Amador Hospital's community investment from Jody Boetzer, marketing and philanthropy coordinator and Anne Platt, CEO.

Amador Lifeline’s Tanya Kraft accepts Sutter Amador Hospital’s community investment from Jody Boetzer, marketing and philanthropy coordinator and Anne Platt, CEO.

Jackson, Calif. – For 33 years, Amador Lifeline has helped seniors and others with disabilities, chronic illnesses, in rehabilitation or on hospice live independently in their homes by offering medical emergency response at the touch of a button. The not-for-profit program recently received a $2,800 investment from Sutter Amador Hospital to fund the upgrade of communicator equipment that is used in clients’ homes. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Celebrates Emergency Department Expansion

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Left to right, Richard Forster, Amador County Board of Supervisors and SAH Foundation Board member; Nancy LeLand, ED director; Anne Platt, SAH CEO; Nick Wilson, secretary/treasurer, Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians; Paul Beatty, M.D., medical director of the ED; Pat Crew, Jackson City Mayor; Jody Boetzer, Marketing and Philanthropy coordinator.

Left to right, Richard Forster, Amador County Board of Supervisors and SAH Foundation Board member; Nancy Leland, ED director; Anne Platt, SAH CEO; Nick Wilson, secretary/treasurer, Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians; Paul Beatty, M.D., medical director of the ED; Pat Crew, Jackson City Mayor; Jody Boetzer, Marketing and Philanthropy coordinator.

Jackson, Calif. – Officials from the City of Jackson and the Amador County Board of Supervisors, as well as donors and leaders and medical staff from Sutter Amador Hospital, ceremoniously cut a ribbon in front of the Emergency Department marking the completion of the expanded 9,115-square foot, $7.3 million Emergency Department.

The newly expanded Emergency Department is designed with patients in mind. Focusing on convenience and access, the department now has 14 private treatment rooms to accommodate a growing number of patients – all equipped with the latest computer-based monitoring system.  In addition, the comfort of patients and their family members has been addressed with a new covered entrance and expanded lobby. Read More