Posts made in March, 2013

Sutter Clinician Named National Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists named Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Brenda McCulloch, R.N., CNS, MSN, RCIS as its Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year Award recipient during its annual conference in March.


 The Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year Award was created to nationally recognize an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement in all aspects of CNS practice. The award acknowledges a nurse who demonstrates CNS competencies and exemplary practice in patient care, nursing and health-care delivery systems. McCulloch is the 12th recipient of this award.

“Ms. McCulloch’s expertise as a CNS has helped improve the care of thousands of patients and families. Ms. McCulloch is an excellent role model for all of us,” said NACNS 2013 President Carol Manchester, MSN, ACNS, BC-ADM, CDE. “Her work demonstrates the qualities that we look for in the CNS of the Year.” Read More

Sutter Specialists Comfort Kids in the Hospital All Year Long

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter’s Child Life Program Celebrates 25 Years of Comforting Hospitalized Kids

Child Life Specialist

Jennifer Johnson, Child Life Specialist at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, reads to a young patient.

SACRAMENTO – More than 6,000 children are seen each year at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. Some of these young patients spend a day in the hospital, while others are hospitalized for weeks or even months at a time. While an overnight stay at the hospital can be scary for anyone, a team of Child Life Specialist are dedicated to making life as normal and as enjoyable as possible for children and their families while in the hospital. Throughout March, Sutter Children’s Center joins hospitals around the country in observing Child Life Month and honoring the specialists in Sutter’s Child Life Program. Read More

Sutter Health Launches Advanced Care Program in Solano County

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Reduces Hospitalizations, Health Care Costs

Fairfield, Calif. – Even with a history of cervical cancer and heart problems, 92-year-old Enes Cereni of South San Francisco says she enjoys time with her husband of 63 years and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren thanks to Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® program. Now, Solano County patients with late-stage chronic illness like Cereni can access the same resources and support needed through AIM’s next major expansion in Northern California. The expansion extends access to Sutter Medical Foundation/Sutter Medical Group and Sutter Solano Medical Center patients. Read More

Sutter Medical Center Bridge Built Off-Site to Be Moved, Installed This Weekend

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 | 0 comments

The 29th Street bridge is ready to be installed.

SACRAMENTO — It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not: A pedestrian bridge will be crawling up J Street early Saturday morning.

The 80-foot-long bridge will be making its way to its final destination at the corner of 29th and L streets and will link the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children Center to parking lot for visitors and physicians– one of a series of spans that will connect all of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s comprehensive services on one midtown campus.

The open-air, covered bridge, which was designed by Lionakis, was built off-site in order to minimize traffic interruptions at Sutter Medical Center’s midtown campus, which includes the construction of the Women’s and Children’s Center and a major renovation of Sutter General Hospital. The plan to construct the bridge at another location allowed 29th Street to be closed only on weekends.

The bridge was built at Viking Steel on Elder Creek Road and will be loaded onto a truck and brought up Interstate 5 to J Street. From there, it will turn right onto 29th Street to the corner of L Street. Transporting the bridge will begin at 4 a.m. Saturday and will take up to two hours.

29th Street will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday to allow crews to attach the bridge to both sides. Once the span is on the site, a crane will lift the 66,000-pound bridge into place and workers will work on Saturday and Sunday to ensure that it is properly secured. Read More

|Sutter Dietitians Ask Patients to Take Action

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian

Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian

One in three adults is obese in America and Sutter Health registered dietitians are taking advantage of national nutrition month to raise awareness of the many strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

 “You can reach healthy weight goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in your eating and activity,” said Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, one of the medical weight loss programs in the new Sutter Weight Management Institute.

 In order to lose weight it is important to eat a healthy diet. What does that mean? “Eating less fat and fewer calories than Read More