Posts made in November, 2013

Sutter Auburn Faith Doubles Down for State-of-the-Art CT Scanner

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is participating in a unique challenge to raise funds with a Matching Grant to purchase a state-of-the-art 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner.  For every dollar the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation raises from outside sources, three dollars will be contributed to the project. One dollar will come from Sutter Health, One dollar from the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation and one dollar from the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, making this a three-to-one matching opportunity.  

 “This innovative CT scanner will be the first of its kind in the Auburn and Sacramento area,” said Mindy Danovaro, Executive Director, of the Foundation. “The new scanner will enhance our already existing CT scanning capability, providing faster and more detailed scans.” Read More

Remembering Loved Ones at Light Up a Life – Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Auburn

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | 0 comments


Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm, at The Ridge Golf Club and Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Rd., Auburn.

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm, at The Ridge Golf Club and Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Rd., Auburn.

“Light up A Life”, a special evening of remembrance, will be held Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm, at The Ridge Golf Club and Event Center, 2020 Golf Course Rd., Auburn.  This free event which is open to all members of the community especially welcomes families who have experienced a loss during this past year.

 The program will include speakers from the community, music, a candle lighting ceremony and light refreshments.  Families can obtain a free keepsake ornament prior to the event from the host locations to personalize with pictures, poems or any other mementos.  Guests can also choose to arrive at 6:15 when the doors open to decorate an ornament with craft items provided. All personalized ornaments will be placed on the holiday trees in recognition of loved ones.

 Hosts for Light Up A Life are Auburn Oaks Care Center, Chapel of the Hills, Lassila Funeral Chapels, Sierra Foothills Funeral Services and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice.  For more information please call 530-886-6881.


Is it too much Thanksgiving turkey or is it GERD?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | 0 comments


Ronald Hsu, M.D.

Ronald Hsu, M.D.

After seconds or even thirds of turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, your stomach may begin to make some strange noises.  But when are those noises something to worry about?  Gastroenterologist Ronald Hsu, medical director of Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center, has some tips that may help explain the racket your belly is making.

“People may be surprised to learn that those gurgling noises coming from your abdomen don’t actually come from the stomach,” said Dr. Hsu. “They’re generated by the intestines when food particles, gas and other substances move from one end to the other.”

A gentle rumble is usually considered Read More

Sutter Health and Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS) Join Forces

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health and Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS) have agreed to join forces in providing diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services across the greater Sacramento region.

Effective Feb. 1, 2014, Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) will own and operate RAS’s Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging services, and RAS shareholder physicians will join Sutter Medical Group (SMG). It is expected that Sutter Health will have a need for the services of the current RAS employees.

“This is an exciting time for health care in our region as two quality organizations with long histories embark on a new chapter together,” said James Conforti, regional president of Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. “Both Sutter and RAS believe it is always our duty to provide the most integrated, timely, accurate and high-quality medical care and service for patients. Our collaboration only strengthens that tradition.”

“Joining our two organizations makes perfect sense from a clinical value and patient quality perspective,” said Jonathan Breslau, M.D., FACR, RAS Medical Group president and chairman of the board. “We have united because of our similarities as organizations, our vision and our thought to giving patients greater access to care. Simply said, we can do more together for our patients.”

Sutter Health and RAS will work collaboratively to ensure all patient care is seamlessly transitioned. The combined clinical workforce will be able to share best practices in caring for all patients from Auburn to Vacaville.

“Sutter Medical Group welcomes the addition of Radiological Associates of Sacramento’s long-standing, respected community physicians,” said Christine Griger, M.D., president and CEO of SMG. “This broadened team of clinicians will work collaboratively to provide patients with a comprehensive range of services on which we hope to expand in the future.”

These services include diagnostic imaging (adult and pediatric), comprehensive women’s imaging, PET and nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, interventional and neurointerventional radiology, and teleradiology services.

Sutter General Hospital Lit Purple for World Prematurity Day

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | 0 comments

The thousands of cars that traveled the Capital City Freeway Saturday and Sunday nights saw a lot of purple. That’s because, in honor of World Prematurity Day on Sunday, Sutter General Hospital was bathed in the color purple to symbolize hope for a healthy start for more babies.

Passers-by on Capital City Freeway saw Sutter General Hospital bathed in purple for World Prematurity Day.

Passers-by on Capital City Freeway saw Sutter General Hospital bathed in purple for World Prematurity Day.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been a longtime partner with the March of Dimes in the fight against preterm birth. Preterm babies are born at a higher rate in the United States than in 130 other countries of the world, including many poorer nations, according to a March of Dimes report, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth.” More than 15 million babies are born premature worldwide and more than 1 million die as a result of their early birth. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities. Read More