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Sutter Affiliates Named Best Places to Work in U.S.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award 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 Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

This is the sixth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the third time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.

This year, 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with seven of them being based in California. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region.

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Steve Young Donation to Build Music Therapy Facility for Sutter Peds Patients

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Forget football. What Steve Young presented Wednesday is music to the ears of pediatric patients and their parents throughout Northern California.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie's Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients in Utah with her music. Sophie died at age 17 in 2010.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie’s Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients with her music. Sophie, in poster at left, died at age 17 in 2010.

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento for the construction of a state-of-the-art music therapy facility inside the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The donation came from the Youngs’ philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, and the music therapy facility will be named Sophie’s Place in honor of a family friend, Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition in 2010 at age 17. Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton, were also present during the donation ceremony Wednesday.

Sophie’s Place opened last year in Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital as the first dedicated music therapy facility in a medical center, and the one inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center will be the second when it opens next year. Two others, including one inside Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, are also in the works.

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SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Physicals Before School Starts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJACKSON, Calif. – Back to school is upon us and if you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to schedule your child’s annual school and sports physicals.

Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess your child’s growth and development, which includes checking height and weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a complete physical exam. Pediatricians will also assess for other physical, emotional or social health concerns and perform any indicated or recommended laboratory testing. Read More

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