YUBA CITY – Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The hospital also placed among the top 10 percent in the nation for its excellent performance in patient safety and received the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award.
“We are very proud to be recognized by Healthgrades with this honor. We take pride in the work we do to help patients make a full recovery,” says Shawndra Simpson, interim CEO of Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley. “We have built a great culture at Sutter Surgical Hospital and our staff and physicians are highly engaged with their patients. The Sutter Surgical team feels strongly about our responsibilities to our patients and their families, and that responsibility level gives us a solid foundation to deliver high quality care.” Read More about Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley Recognized for Excellence by Healthgrades
SACRAMENTO — The Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been designated as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
This recognition is the highest level a center can receive in the treatment of patients with complex epilepsy. SMCS is one of nine hospitals in California to receive Level 4 designation and one of two Sutter hospitals – California Pacific Medical Center being the other.
Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been designated as a Level 4 Center since 2005.
“It takes our entire team – physicians, nurses, EEG technicians, diagnostic imaging team and all those involved in providing the professional expertise necessary in treating complex epilepsy – to make this recognition possible,” said Andrew Pete, regional program manager at Sutter Neuroscience Institute.
ROSEVILLE –Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC) dedicated its new chapel today, highlighting the beautiful space available to patients, visitors and staff that offers a stained glass window created by Chico artist Mick Needham.
Hospital staff, volunteers, chaplains and the construction team were invited to celebrate the formal opening of the space. The SRMC chapel offers a quiet place for everyone at the hospital to go and gather their thoughts.
“We want our chapel to be a peaceful, quiet place for everyone, no matter their denomination or faith tradition, to come and pray, meditate or simply just sit and reflect,” said Gerald Jones, SRMC director of pastoral care. “We are very excited to have such a beautiful piece of art incorporated into our new space to welcome everyone.”
Needham, a Chico native, operates Needham Studios with his two sons and was selected to create the piece through a national search. Throughout his 45-year career, the studio has produced glass for numerous area churches and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s restaurant in Chico, to name a few.
“It’s rewarding to be able to create a dynamic piece that helps provide peace and calm for people who may be having a hard time,” said Needham. “I was simply inspired by the local landscape as I walked with Gerald and discussed the project.”
The new chapel was made possible through donations to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation (SRMCF).
“We are so excited to have this great space that highlights the beautiful area we live in, all while promoting a local artists and providing a quiet and serene place for our patients and family members,” said Patricia Marquez, SRMCF executive director.
SRMC developed a new chapel space to allow for the expansion of its pharmacy, which will enhance patient and physician pharmacy services.
DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to join its diverse team.
Prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the information desk, patient services, Emergency Department, surgery center, gift shop and blood pressure clinic.
Volunteers are asked to staff two four-hour shifts per month, for a minimum one-year commitment. Prospective volunteers, in good health, receive a background check, two tuberculosis tests and three months of on-the-job training in their preferred area of service. Read More about Spring Into Volunteerism with Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary