Posts made in August, 2013

Sutter Upgrades Auburn Sierra Building for Better Patient Experience

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 | 0 comments

The front desk at Auburn Sierra Building, also called Medical Office Building 1.

The front desk at Auburn Sierra Building,
also called Medical Office Building 1.

Over the decades Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital has achieved many outstanding accomplishments to improve lives and enhance healthcare in the Auburn community. In 2008 Sutter began a total of $18 million master site renovation projects at the hospital and in 2012, began $5.6 million in expansion, renovations and upgrades at the Auburn Sierra Building, also called Medical Office Building 1. These upgrades allow Sutter to bring its medical expertise, technology and patient-focused care into one easily accessible medical campus to transform patient care for Auburn residents.

“In addition to providing the best, high-tech, clinical care, we are generating a patient-centered environment that addresses all aspects of patient care,” said Mitch Hanna, CEO, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “We have created an updated and integrated hospital campus with new streamlined services for greater efficiency and for an improved patient experience.” Read More

Sutter Hosts Low-Cost Prostate Cancer Screening in Yuba City

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation’s Urology Department invites men from the Yuba-Sutter community to a low-cost prostate cancer screening at 460 Plumas Blvd., in Yuba City from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The screening is $15 and includes a physical exam and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. Those who are interested may call 530-749-3310 to schedule an appointment. Patients may pay with cash or check only.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The only way to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages is through screening. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, beginning at 50. More than 30,000 men die annually from prostate cancer. The 10-year survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is nearly 90 percent.

Sutter Affiliates Are 3 of 100 Best Places to Work in U.S. Named by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work logo SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

This is the fifth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, which is just in its sixth year, and it is the second time for both Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Medical Foundation to be on the list. Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in California to make this year’s list, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which has an inpatient hospital and outpatient center in Sacramento along with services throughout the Sacramento region, is the only psychiatric hospital in the nation honored as a Best Place to Work.

This year, 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with only five of them being based in California. The three Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

Smaller Heart Pump Keeping Man Alive for Transplant

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 | 0 comments

Ron Walters, 66, of Santa Maria, Calif., became the first patient in the greater Sacramento region to be implanted with a new, smaller mechanical heart pump that will keep him alive until he’s healthy enough for a heart transplant.

This new, smaller left ventricular assist device will keep his heart pumping and allow Mr. Walters to get stronger and healthier in order to move up on the heart transplant list. This new ventricular assist device – called the HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System – was recently approved by the FDA, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was the first hospital in Northern California outside San Francisco to use it.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has the greater capital region’s only heart transplant center and is the only cardiac program that can utilize this new technology. With the HeartWare pump, Sutter surgeons will be able to keep more heart-failure patients alive for heart transplants, possibly including children and smaller adults who couldn’t be implanted with the larger left ventricular assist devices.

Robert Kincade, M.D., surgical director of the Heart Transplant Program, and John Chin, M.D., medical director of the Heart Transplant Program, said that, with this device implanted directly into the chest, Mr. Walters will be able to resume normal activities until a heart becomes available for him.

Harley Davidson Hog Ride Benefits Babies

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Start up your motorcycle and join the “Never Too Early 2 Ride” motorcycle outing through Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador Counties, on Sunday, Aug. 25. “Never Too Early 2 Ride” is a fundraiser spearheaded by Lori Bartholomew, of Folsom Family Medicine, to support March of Dimes research that will benefit premature babies.

The motorcycle ride will begin at Folsom Harley Davidson, at 115 Woodmere Rd., Folsom. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Folsom Harley Davidson. The cost to register is $25. For more information contact Lori Bartholomew at 916-817-3702.