Posts made in October, 2014

Healthgrades Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for Stroke, GI Care

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

AUBURN, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Stroke Care. These distinctions place SAFH among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for both services. In addition, SAFH is a recipient of the HealthgradesGI Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for GI medical treatment for two years in a row. Read More

Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Preparation and Updated CDC Guidelines

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — The not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals, home health and other service providers released the following statement in response to newly released guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the treatment of patients with the Ebola virus and the safety of staff who might care for these patients.

“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees, physicians, patients and communities,” said Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer Gordon Hunt, M.D. “Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Response Planning Team has taken significant steps to prepare for the screening, isolation and treatment of Ebola patients—and our efforts continue. We’re constantly monitoring updated guidelines from the CDC and others, and we’re incorporating the newest information into our training, protective equipment and response plans. Read More

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccines for Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJackson, Calif. – One of the best ways to protect children from acquiring the flu is getting them vaccinated for seasonal flu and H1N1.

“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.” Read More