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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
By Ronald Hsu, M.D., FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FACP
Most people acknowledge the value of preventive medicine, so they consent to blood tests and undergo screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears (women) or prostate exams (men) to protect their health. There is significant trepidation about colonoscopies, however, despite the fact that this screening tool is unique in that it not only detects cancer, but can also prevent it.
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Donut Dash ‘Seis’: Participants Run 4 Miles and Eat 4 Doughnuts in Support of Sutter Children’s Center Child Life Program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Approximately 2,500 participants will take part in the sixth annual Donut Dash Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento to raise money for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. This unusual 4-mile race has runners stopping at the 2-mile mark to eat four doughnuts at Marie’s Donuts, then running 2 more miles to the finish line. The event is organized by Zack Wandell, a volunteer at Sutter Children’s Center. Last year, the event donated $40,000 to support the Child Life Program, which will help pay for new programs to help children and families cope with their medical experience while in the hospital. With funds raised last year, the hospital was able to start a music therapy program.
Among the participants will be four-time Donut Dash winner Chikara Omine and Katie Abbot, both of whom are looking to efend their titles. For more information on the event, visit www.DonutDash.org.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Davis Hospital were named two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics based on their overall organizational performance. The two Sutter hospitals were the only winners in the Sacramento region; the only other hospital in Northern California to make the list was Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
This is the fourth time and second consecutive year that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been recognized with this honor, and the fifth time and fourth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital received the award. The past two years, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was also named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sutter Davis Lauded as Top Hospitals in Nation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sutter Center for Integrative Holistic Health is offering a six-week group medical appointment for cancer patients and their loved ones in Sacramento each Tuesday from March 18 – April 22 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.
The special session will feature topics such as healthy nutrition for cancer recovery, appropriate supplements, mind-body interventions and spiritual approaches to assist with healing. This series will also feature a healthy cooking demonstration.
The group medical appointments will take place at the Sutter Oncology Office, 2800 L St., Suite 300. Please call 916-454-7080 to register. The cost is $20 for materials, plus the patient’s office visit co-pay for each visit. Most insurances are accepted and non-Sutter Health patients with insurance are welcome. HMO patients will need a referral from their primary care physician.
The group medical appointment team members include Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D., ABIHM; John Katonah, M. Div., BCC, Linda Meyers, LCSW; and Marie Gillies, C.A., PSC.
More information may also be found at http://www.checksutterfirst.org/integrativehealth/
The bariatric surgery program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The accreditation demonstrates the surgery program’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients.
To earn the accreditation, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento met the essential criteria to ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards. Accredited bariatric surgery programs provide both the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients and the support and resources necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, both pre-and postoperatively.
“This accreditation validates our commitment to providing Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Earns National Bariatric Accreditation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been granted a three-year, full reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Breast Cancer Program Accredited by the NAPBC
ANNISTON, Al. – Emergency responders, public health specialists and healthcare professionals from across Northern California, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 8-14.
The Northern California students ranged from paramedics to public health specialists. The center offered four separate courses, depending on the responders’ area of expertise. The students trained within their classes the first four days. During that time, they learned advanced response techniques, hazardous material decontamination procedures and emergency operations. On Friday, the 158 students came together to participate in an integrated capstone event or ICE respond to an earthquake Read More about N. Calif. Emergency responders, healthcare professionals participate in FEMA mass casualty training