Posts made in October, 2012

Local Health Systems Partner with County on New Low Income Health Program

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Three Sacramento County health care providers—Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – announced today they are continuing their commitment to help those in need by pledging support for Sacramento County’s new Low Income Health Program (LIHP). Read More

Sutter Medical Center Named One of Nation’s Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and is the only hospital in California honored among teaching hospitals without cardiovascular teaching programs.

“Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the leader in the region in cardiac care, especially when it comes to complex heart and vascular procedures and the latest technologies to save and lengthen patients’ lives,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We are very excited to be recognized as one of the premier programs in the nation.”

The study by Truven, formerly the health-care business of Thomson Reuters, examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties. This year’s winners were announced this week in Modern Healthcare magazine.

“This year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals have proven that a commitment to deliver excellent care is still attainable in times of economic uncertainty,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The hospitals in this study have achieved higher levels of care and efficiency than their peers, demonstrating incredibly strong focus by cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and cardiovascular service administrators and staff on basic care and outcomes.” Read More

Sutter Hosts Free Mammography Days for Uninsured Women

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 | 0 comments

A group of women gathered around a table with refreshments

Members of the Sutter Elk Grove Imaging Team greet patients as they enter the care center

SACRAMENTO – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Health’s diagnostic imaging centers across the Sacramento region are dedicating every Saturday in October for a very special occasion—free digital screening mammograms for uninsured women who are 40 years of age or older.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said Barbara White, M.D., Sutter Diagnostic Imaging radiologist who specializes in women’s imaging. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance. At Sutter, we want to help create better access for those seeking care and put them on a path toward wellness.” Read More