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Sacramento, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center Foundation has announced the addition of four new community members to its Board of Trustees.
“Our new board members bring great knowledge of the industry and community as well as enthusiasm to the Sutter Medical Center Foundation board. We are excited to have them as we know that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will continue to have a great presence in the community because of their efforts,” said Greg Walaitis, Director, Philanthropy, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Read More about Sutter Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
Sutter Amador Hospital accepted a generous $228,000 donation from the American Legion Ambulance Service to help support the hospital’s Emergency Department.
Al Lennox, president of the American Legion Post 108 Ambulance Services (ALA) and Alan McNany, vice president of the ALA, presented the check to hospital CEO Anne Platt, physicians and staff of the ED.
“We are extremely thankful for the generous donation from the American Legion,” said Anne. “We value our partnership with the American Legion as we work together to provide compassionate and quality health care to this community. This donation goes a long way in assisting us to provide additional services in our Emergency Department.”
Al Lennox, who is involved in ambulance services for the past 30 years, said the collaboration and care that Sutter Amador provides is essential to Amador County, and is one the organization is proud to support.
As SAH’s ED is the sole community provider for Amador County, the donation will be used to purchase several pieces of equipment, portable cardiac monitors and wheelchairs for ED patients. The funding will also allow the Emergency Department team to complete cardiac stress testes directly in the ED.
The Sutter Amador ED sees approximately 80 patients per day.
SACRAMENTO – Drivers at night time on the Capital City Freeway in February are seeing a red dress illuminated on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Ose Adams Medical Pavilion in honor of American Heart Month.
Sutter Health in the Valley Area is a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red activities that draw attention to heart disease and stroke that take the lives of 1 in 3 women each year.
“This is a cause Sutter Health has supported for many years in the greater Sacramento area, and now we’re starting to make a big push beyond this region into Stockton and Modesto, so we hope it only continues to grow from here,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and board chair for the Sacramento division of the American Heart Association. “Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, and we want more women to be aware that this is their greatest health threat. We are truly thankful to see our communities embrace the Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness and help women live longer, healthier lives.” Read More about Why Is There a Red Dress on Sutter Medical Center? It’s for a Good Cause
SACRAMENTO – Just a month into 2017, and two birth milestones have been reached at Sacramento’s newest “baby hospital.”
The 10,000th mother was delivered on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus. That followed the news that on Jan. 20, the 10,000th baby was born (counting all babies delivered, including multiples). Both milestones occurred less than 18 months after the new facility opened and birthing services were moved from the grand dame of maternity centers, Sutter Memorial Hospital.
The total number of babies for 2016 – the first full year for the Women’s and Children’s Center – was 6,844, making it the second highest number of births in one year at Sutter Medical Center in its 93-year existence. The record is 6,995 during 1993 at Sutter Memorial Hospital, when the nation was going through a baby boom of sorts. During Sutter Memorial’s last full year, 2014, there were 5,438 babies born.
However, 2016 did set a record – for most babies born in one month. In August 2016, 627 babies were delivered. Read More about 10,000th Baby Born at Sacramento’s Newest ‘Baby Hospital’
JACKSON – Sutter Amador Hospital presented checks to five local community partners on Feb. 1 during the Community Advisory Council meeting at the hospital.
Operation Care, Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA), Amador County Fair Foundation, Amador STARS and the Interfaith Food Bank all received a donation from the hospital to help support local programs and initiatives.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of the hospital,” said Virginia Manner from ATCAA, who assists seniors living independently in Amador County. “This donation helps us to help others, and can go a long way in making a big difference in the lives of members of our community.” Read More about Sutter Amador Hospitals supports community partners
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Beginning Feb. 10, patients seeking care from Sutter Medical Foundation’s Urgent Care Center in Roseville will see some major improvements.
The Urgent Care Center will make a short move across Medical Plaza Drive to a larger, more accommodating location on the Sutter Roseville Medical Center campus. The new location, at 3 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 140, promises to bring shorter wait times, improved parking and more efficient processes to the very popular urgent care service.
“We are excited to be moving to our new space,” said Robert Bixler, M.D., Urgent Care Department Chief and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) physician. “One of the most exciting features our new urgent care offers is that our physicians and staff will have 20 exam rooms in which to treat patients, as opposed to the seven rooms in our current location. This should definitely improve our ability to provide care in a smoother, faster manner. I think our patients will be pleased with the process.”
The relocation is part of a combination of changes aimed at increasing access to SMG physicians. Also this month, SMF’s Internal Medicine department makes the move to occupy the space formerly housing urgent care at 2 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 130 and an additional office at Suite 200.
Urgent care centers offer a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. The hours of operation will remain the same – open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. Onsite laboratory and imaging services make the urgent care experience even more convenient.
“Most of our patients in need of urgent care services come to the center on a walk-in basis, and we want to make their visit as smooth as possible,” said Jennifer Kubasek, Manager of Urgent Care Services. “From ample parking to more space in the clinic, our new location will help us continue to provide quality health care when urgent services are needed.”
Patients can check approximate wait times at all of the SMF urgent care centers by visiting their web site at www.suttermedicalfoundation.org/urgentcare. Sutter Medical Foundation Urgent Care Centers are located in Sacramento, Auburn, Davis, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Roseville and Yuba City.
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SACRAMENTO – Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for 18 years, has been named the new Chief of Staff for the medical center, succeeding Dineen Greer, M.D.
In his new role, Dr. Humphreys will identify strategy and growth plans that will continue to support patients and present new service opportunities. In partnership with the Medical Executive Committee, he will establish the direction and goals for the medical staff for the next two years.
Dr. Humphreys, who served as Vice Chief of Staff for the past two years, worked on the physician engagement committee headed by Dr. Greer for the SMCS expansion, move and EHR go-live that took place in August 2016, and has served as a trustee on the Sutter Medical Center Foundation Board. Read More about Dr. Humphreys Is New Chief of Staff at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento