Posts made in March, 2014

Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Illness Management Program in Yuba and Sutter Counties

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | 0 comments

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

AIM Registered Nurse Remy Dris and Patient Enes Cereni

AIM Registered Nurse Remy Dris and Patient Enes Cereni

Yuba City, 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, which launched in Solano, Sonoma and San Mateo counties recently, as well as in the East Bay Region and in San Francisco. Beginning today, patients with late-stage chronic illness in the Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Home Health & Hospice’s service area can access the same resources and support available to Mrs. Cereni through AIM’s next major expansion in Northern California. The expansion extends access to eligible Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Medical Group physician patients in Yuba and Sutter counties. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Extends Hours for Women’s Imaging Center

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

The Women’s Imaging Center, which provides digital mammography and bone density screening at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, is expanding its weekday services to include two Saturdays a month. The Women’s Imaging Center conducted a pilot study in February 2014 to see if Saturday hours would be beneficial to patients. Sixteen women made appointments for the first Saturday of the pilot study confirming that the extended hours will better help women get the screenings they need to safeguard their health.

Beginning Saturday, April 5, the Women’s Imaging Center will be open on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing a convenient access for women in the community. For more information or to schedule a mammogram or bone density screening, please call 530-886-6562.

Sutter Davis Hospital Seeks Volunteers

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 | 0 comments

DAVIS, Calif. — Back in her teen years, Chris Dechoretz served as a volunteer candy striper at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, a job she “enjoyed very much.”  Perhaps that’s why, after retiring from her UC Davis job in 2006, she immediately thought of volunteering at Sutter Davis Hospital.

“I wanted to do something that would provide meaning for both me and the organization, get me out of house and put me in contact with others,” she explained. “And I get the most pleasure from the camaraderie between volunteers and staff. It’s a very inclusive environment.”

Today, Dechoretz is co-president of the hospital’s Auxiliary, and eager to find others like herself willing to invest their time in serving Sutter Davis Hospital’s patients and staff. 

“We always need more volunteers,” she said. “They are such a key part in making the hospital run smoothly. Last year alone, volunteers put in almost 20,000 hours, which translates to a value added to the hospital of $478,739, according to IndependentSector.org.” Read More

Richard Riemer Named Physician of the Year by State Group

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Richard Riemer, D.O., Sutter Neuroscience Institute’s regional medical director of Sutter Spine Care, was named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California during its annual award presentation in February.

Richard Riemer, D.O., was named Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California.

Richard Riemer, D.O., was named Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California.

Dr. Riemer is a Sacramento neurologist who specializes in the evaluation of spine disorders and pain, as well as the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide array of neurological conditions. He is on the OPSC Board of Directors and has served on multiple OPSC committees, including a two-year stint as chairman of the Legislative Committee.

The award is presented by OPSC to a D.O. – a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – who best exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding osteopathic physician. Taken into account are such qualities as dedication and devotion to the profession, activity in the osteopathic community, and activity in the community in which the individual lives and works. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Announces Matching Grant Campaign for New 3-D Mammography Equipment

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Lincoln Russin, M.D., and Mel Welsh partner together on Mel's health.Breast Cancer Survivor Stresses Importance of Annual Mammograms

JACKSON, Calif. — Mel Welsh knows firsthand how critical regular screening is in detecting and treating breast cancer successfully. The 60-year-old Pine Grove resident finished treatment for breast cancer last fall after an annual mammogram revealed abnormal results.

“I feel very grateful that we caught the cancer early. If I hadn’t gotten my mammogram every year, it could have been a very different outcome,” says Welsh, a registered nurse with the Sutter Care Coordination Program.

Welsh is enthusiastic about Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s $300,000 fundraising campaign to acquire new mammography equipment that will significantly improve diagnostic care for patients in the community. The equipment’s 3-D technology will improve image quality, enabling doctors to identify cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. In addition, the new technology will reduce patients’ radiation exposure by as much as 30 percent. Read More