Posts made in July, 2014

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Pioneers Most-Advanced Surgical Robot in California

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento on Wednesday became the first hospital in California to use the next-generation robotic surgery system called the da Vinci Xi, which provides 3-D, high-definition visualization and greater dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon as well as less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient.

The new da Vinci Xi replicates surgeon movements with enhanced dexterity.

The new da Vinci Xi replicates surgeon movements with enhanced dexterity.

Steven C. Patching, M.D., who in 1993 was the first to use laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery in the Sacramento region, became the first surgeon in California to complete a procedure – a gallbladder removal – using the new da Vinci Xi system.

The da Vinci Xi, which was approved by the FDA in April, has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci system, with the adaptability to be used across an array of surgeries in urology, gynecology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

The Xi possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient. The da Vinci Xi system’s new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before. Read More

U.S. News & World Report Names Two Sutter Hospitals Among Best in Sacramento Metro Area

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region logoSACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center have ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Sacramento metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging health issues for patients.

“We have a strong culture of caring and clinical excellence,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “It is our care teams’ commitment to the patient experience and their clinical expertise that makes recognitions such as this from U.S. News & World Report even possible.”

“This distinction is very meaningful for our patients,” said Pat Brady, CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. “These rankings are based on quality and safety data analysis, and are designed to help patients and families make informed choices about their specialized care needs. We are honored to receive such a significant acknowledgment of our quality.” Read More

Caring for Our Kids Event Raises Funds for Children’s Center

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Caring for Our Kids Group PhotoSACRAMENTO – Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento held its inaugural Caring for Our Kids event on Friday, June 27th to raise awareness about the center’s programs and services.

Physicians, staff and patient families appeared on the show, which aired during CW 31’s morning show, “Good Day,” to talk about the care their loved one received during their time at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

The event, which was sponsored by Pediatrix and Obstetrix Medical Group, raised more than $9,000 from the community. The money will go toward various programs in the Children’s Center. Read More