Three Sutter Affiliates Earn Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 | 0 comments

The Joint Commission logoSACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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, Calif. – 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

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

Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Preparation and Updated CDC Guidelines

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals, home health and other service providers released the following statement in response to newly released guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the treatment of patients with the Ebola virus and the safety of staff who might care for these patients.

“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees, physicians, patients and communities,” said Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer Gordon Hunt, M.D. “Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Response Planning Team has taken significant steps to prepare for the screening, isolation and treatment of Ebola patients—and our efforts continue. We’re constantly monitoring updated guidelines from the CDC and others, and we’re incorporating the newest information into our training, protective equipment and response plans. Read More

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccines for Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJackson, Calif. – One of the best ways to protect children from acquiring the flu is getting them vaccinated for seasonal flu and H1N1.

“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.” Read More