Posts made in September, 2013

Stroke Survivors Head Off to Camp

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 | 0 comments

About 100 stroke survivors and caregivers boarded buses at the Sutter Cancer Center Friday, Sept. 27, that were taking them to the 11th annual Sutter Stroke Camp at the Silver Spur campgrounds in Tuolumne.

A stroke survivor gets on the bus taking him to the Sutter Stroke Camp.

A stroke survivor gets on the bus taking him to the Sutter Stroke Camp.

Founded and organized by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, the Sutter Stroke Camp was the first of its kind in the United States and has spawned other, similar stroke camps across the nation. The camp begins on Friday evening and ends Monday morning, when the campers catch buses back to Sacramento. Read More

Sutter Electrocardiologist Leads ECG Trainings in India

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Subramaniam C. Krishnan, M.D., FACC, medical director of Arrhythmia Services for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, was honored by the American College of Cardiology for developing and directing electrocardiography training classes for physicians in India earlier this year. He led a team of physicians from the United States that toured different cities in India in June.

Dr. Krishnan leads an ECG training in India this past June.

Dr. Krishnan leads an ECG training in India this past June.

The American College of Cardiology has placed increased emphasis on reaching out to developing areas of the world where the prevalence of cardiovascular disease is staggering and often goes undiagnosed. In India, six to eight hour workshops were specifically designed to help primary-care physicians and cardiology trainees to improve ECG interpretation skills. Read More

Power of Pink Bracelets to be Unveiled Sept. 27

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Brighton Collectibles at the Westfield Shopping Town Galleria will unveil this year’s “Power of Pink” bracelet on Friday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., to benefit breast cancer patients at SRMC.

Sales of this new bracelet, which promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will run through October. Last year Brighton raised $4,000 with the sales from the “Power of Pink” bracelets.

This is the 11th annual “Power of Pink” bracelet unveiling. Each year Brighton creates a new design specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The unveiling includes a pink ribbon cutting celebration of this year’s new bracelet design.

New Physician Follows Father to Career in Pulmonology

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — A lot has changed since G. Hossein Hayat, M.D., first began practicing pulmonology 33 years ago. Physicians captured patient information in paper-based medical charts, which filled the storage rooms of hospitals and physician practices. Protocols for ventilating critically ill patients and managing complications such as sepsis were much different.

As Dr. Hayat’s son, Saman Hayatdavoudi, M.D., begins his pulmonology practice, the electronic medical record is commonplace, allowing information to be shared across different health care settings, and physicians now practice evidence-based medicine when caring for critically ill patients.

But time hasn’t touched one aspect of either physician’s practice and that happens to be the reason Read More

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter Roseville Medical Center is once again a coalition partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), promoting preparedness for the community for National Preparedness Month. In tis 10th year, National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA, is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.

Over the pats 10 years, there has been a 50% increase in Disaster Declarations made in the United States alone. We are more prepared, but more work is needed.  In a recent national poll:

– 11% of families and individuals reported Read More