Posts made in February, 2013

4-mile Fun Run Offers Sweet Support for Sutter Pediatric Patients

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Donut Dash participants eat doughnuts.

Donut Dash participants enjoy doughnuts halfway through the race.

SACRAMENTO – Hundreds of doughnut-loving runners will be participating in the fifth annual Donut Dash, benefiting the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. The fun run will bring participants of all ages out to Land Park on Saturday, March 9, 2013 to take part in the four-mile, four-doughnut challenge. Registration is still open and filling up fast for this one-of-a-kind event!

The Donut Dash run was founded five years ago by Zack Wandell, a Sutter Child Life volunteer. Zack saw firsthand what extra funds could bring to Sutter’s young patients and took it upon himself to organize this unique race. What started out as just a few runners has turned into a popular community event that last year alone brought out more than 1,000 participants and raised $35,000 for Sutter’s Child Life Program. Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sutter Davis Lauded as Top Hospitals in Nation

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Davis Hospital today were named two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health-care business of Thomson Reuters. The two Sutter hospitals were the only winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® award in the Sacramento region.

Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The 100 Top Hospitals® study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals. The study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia.

The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the third time Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been recognized with this honor, and the fourth time and third year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital received the award. Last year, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was also named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven. Read More

Sutter Doctor Among First in U.S. to be Accredited in Obesity Medicine

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 | 0 comments

John Hernried, M.D.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine conducted the first obesity medicine certification examination in Nov. 2012.  John Hernried, M.D., medical director for the Sutter Weight Management Institute, is one of 226 physicians across the U.S. who is now board certified in obesity medicine.

“With more than 30 percent of the U.S. adult population obese, no field of medicine is immune from the complications associated with obesity. Physicians certified in Obesity Medicine are able to positively impact all systems of the body by incorporating weight management in their traditional models of medical practice,” says Read More

Davis Girl Scouts Make ‘Chemo Caps’ for Sutter Davis Infusion Center Patients

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter Davis Hospital Infusion Center Staff and Girl Scouts show off hats that will be donated to patients at the hospital's infusion center

Sutter Davis Hospital Infusion Center’s Christine Lenihan, far left, and Michael Mannix, far right, accept “chemo cap” donations from Girl Scouts representing numerous troops within the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit.

Several Girl Scouts representing the nearly 600 from 76 troops within the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit donated 200 hats to patients receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

 These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments — treatments that can last up to eight hours. Many of these patients receive infusion therapy as part of their cancer treatment plans. Read More

Sutter Pediatric Heart Patients Treated To Special Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Emily Stringfellow, is a wide-smiled, gentle mannered girl who loves the color pink, Hello Kitty and The Little Mermaid.  She is a savvy iPod Touch user and loves taking photos and listening to Katy Perry. Although she is only four years old, Emily has gone through more in her short life than most people ever will.

Emily and Nicole hold the event poster.

Emily Stringfellow and Nicole Wilson, P.A., hold up the “Heart Kids Rock” poster during Emily’s recent doctor’s appointment

Emily was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – a congenital heart defect that can be fatal at birth. Beating the odds, Emily underwent successful open-heart-surgery at one week old and a second surgery at six months old. Two months ago. Emily underwent a Fontan surgery at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – the third open heart surgery required for her condition.

Emily’s father, Stephen, her primary care taker since her birth, and her grandmother Angela LeBeau, have been by Emily’s side each step of the way. Though it’s been a roller coaster ride, Stephen said Emily has never been better than she is now. Read More