Posts made in February, 2014

Sutter Offers Group Medical Appointments for Cancer Patients in Sacramento

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Blueberries in handSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sutter Center for Integrative Holistic Health is offering a six-week group medical appointment for cancer patients and their loved ones in Sacramento each Tuesday from March 18 – April 22 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.

The special session will feature topics such as healthy nutrition for cancer recovery, appropriate supplements, mind-body interventions and spiritual approaches to assist with healing. This series will also feature a healthy cooking demonstration.

The group medical appointments will take place at the Sutter Oncology Office, 2800 L St., Suite 300. Please call 916-454-7080 to register. The cost is $20 for materials, plus the patient’s office visit co-pay for each visit. Most insurances are accepted and non-Sutter Health patients with insurance are welcome. HMO patients will need a referral from their primary care physician.

The group medical appointment team members include Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D., ABIHM; John Katonah, M. Div., BCC, Linda Meyers, LCSW; and Marie Gillies, C.A., PSC.

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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Earns National Bariatric Accreditation

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Steven Patching, M.D.

Steven Patching, M.D.

The bariatric surgery program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The accreditation demonstrates the surgery program’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients.

To earn the accreditation, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento met the essential criteria to ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards. Accredited bariatric surgery programs provide both the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients and the support and resources necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, both pre-and postoperatively.

“This accreditation validates our commitment to providing Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Breast Cancer Program Accredited by the NAPBC

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SCC_1line_clr_tag_rgbSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been granted a three-year, full reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.  Read More

N. Calif. Emergency responders, healthcare professionals participate in FEMA mass casualty training

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 | 0 comments


Center for Domestic Preparedness training center in Anniston, Alabama

Center for Domestic Preparedness training center in Anniston, Alabama

ANNISTON, Al. – Emergency responders, public health specialists and healthcare professionals from across Northern California, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 8-14.

 The Northern California students ranged from paramedics to public health specialists. The center offered four separate courses, depending on the responders’ area of expertise. The students trained within their classes the first four days. During that time, they learned advanced response techniques, hazardous material decontamination procedures and emergency operations. On Friday, the 158 students came together to participate in an integrated capstone event or ICE respond to an earthquake Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital, Community Exceed 2013 Matching Grant Goal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 | 0 comments

More than $300,000 raised to enhance local surgery services

American Legion donates $10,000 to Sutter AmadorJACKSON, Calif.  – Thanks to generous community support, the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation raised more than $168,000 toward the 2013 Matching Grant exceeding their goal of $150,000. Community members’ investments were doubled thanks to Sutter Health’s matching grant program – bringing the grand total to $318,000. This valuable funding will improve access and strengthen surgical care in Amador County with proceeds designated for orthopedic and general surgical equipment. Read More