Posts made in May, 2012

Sutter Opens Doors to New Elk Grove Surgery Center

Posted by on May 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Individuals laughing and clapping in front of surgery center after cutting a red ribbon with an oversized prop scalpel

Sutter Health and City of Elk Grove officials ceremoniously cut a ribbon with a prop oversized scalpel to mark the opening of the Sutter Elk Grove Surgery Center.

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Officials from the City of Elk Grove, as well as leaders and medical staff from Sutter Health, ceremoniously opened the doors today to the new 7,622-square foot, $10.8 million surgery center on Sutter’s existing medical campus on Laguna Boulevard.

The Sutter Elk Grove Surgery Center is the next step toward a full medical campus in Elk Grove, giving patients broader access to more critical specialty services close to home. The surgery center will be located on the northeast corner of the property, next to the existing Sutter Medical Plaza/Laguna medical office buildings at 8170 Laguna Blvd. The center, located at 8200 Laguna Blvd., will officially open for patient care on May 29. Read More

SMCS Earns Quality Award from Midas+

Posted by on May 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was recognized this month as a top performing hospital in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program.

The award is based upon SMCS’s 2011 performance in the Midas+ National Comparative Database in key areas of clinical performance, including readmission rates, heart care, stroke care, pneumonia care, length of stay, as well as related mortality rates. It is scored based upon the performances of more than 650 participating hospitals. Midas+ selected the top 5 percent of eligible hospital performers. Read More

Know Stroke Signs to Get Immediate Help

Posted by on May 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Free Lectures to Get Word Out About Strokes, Treatment Options

ROSEVILLE – Timely treatment for someone experiencing signs of a stroke is crucial for survival. That is why Asim Mahmood, M.D., regional medical director of stroke services for the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, wants to get the word out during May – Stroke Awareness Month – about how to recognize stroke signs and treat a stroke.

Common stroke symptoms are usually sudden, including onset weakness on one side of the body, severe headache, and difficulty with vision, balance or speaking. Dr. Mahmood says it is important for people to know the signs of a stroke and get help as fast as possible if they or others are experiencing these symptoms. Read More

Sutter Davis Certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Posted by on May 18, 2012 | 0 comments

DAVIS – After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Sutter Davis Hospital received certification from The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies hospitals across the United States to provide acute stroke treatment, reviewed and evaluated Sutter Davis Hospital’s stroke program and determined that it qualified as a center of excellence for stroke service. Read More

Local Toddler Thrives After Life-Saving Liver Transplant

Posted by on May 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Just 3 years old, Luca Salcone of Folsom has already had a run of health issues from diabetes to infantile spasms to a liver transplant. Now, to celebrate Luca’s survival, his parents will be on a run themselves on May 5 to raise money and awareness for organ donations.

Luca’s journey began at just 2 months old when he was among one of the youngest patients in Sacramento to be diagnosed with neonatal diabetes, better known as type 1 diabetes. Just four months later, Luca developed infantile spasms, a rare epilepsy disorder, which if not detected and treated right away could lead to brain damage.

With his infantile spasms and diabetes under control, his parents’ joy was short-lived when they received the devastating news the following year that Luca was in need of a liver transplant.

It began on Dec. 4, 2010, when Luca came down with a sudden illness and was rushed to the ICU at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Lehman Black, M.D., determined Luca’s liver enzymes were sky-high and had Luca airlifted to Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Once at Stanford, Luca’s conditioned worsened and doctors diagnosed him with liver failure and immediately placed Luca at the top of the national organ donors list. As baby Luca’s condition worsened by each passing hour, the Salcones received the news they were waiting for– a liver match had been found just in time. Read More