Posts made in August, 2014

Sutter Affiliates Named Best Places to Work in U.S.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

This is the sixth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the third time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.

This year, 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with seven of them being based in California. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region.

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Steve Young Donation to Build Music Therapy Facility for Sutter Peds Patients

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Forget football. What Steve Young presented Wednesday is music to the ears of pediatric patients and their parents throughout Northern California.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie's Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients in Utah with her music. Sophie died at age 17 in 2010.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie’s Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients with her music. Sophie, in poster at left, died at age 17 in 2010.

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento for the construction of a state-of-the-art music therapy facility inside the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The donation came from the Youngs’ philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, and the music therapy facility will be named Sophie’s Place in honor of a family friend, Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition in 2010 at age 17. Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton, were also present during the donation ceremony Wednesday.

Sophie’s Place opened last year in Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital as the first dedicated music therapy facility in a medical center, and the one inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center will be the second when it opens next year. Two others, including one inside Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, are also in the works.

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SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Physicals Before School Starts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJACKSON, Calif. – Back to school is upon us and if you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to schedule your child’s annual school and sports physicals.

Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess your child’s growth and development, which includes checking height and weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a complete physical exam. Pediatricians will also assess for other physical, emotional or social health concerns and perform any indicated or recommended laboratory testing. Read More