Posts made in August, 2015

Sutter Davis, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Chosen Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Facilities Alone as Best Places for California Hospitals, U.S. Psychiatric Facilities

SACRAMENTO and DAVIS, Calif. — Sutter Davis is the only hospital in California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the lone mental-health facility in the United States to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 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 Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

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

A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

Sutter Davis Accepting Applications for Doula Program

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Doulas are a unique part of the birthing experience at Sutter Davis Hospital. Applications for the doula program are being accepted from Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

Doulas are a unique part of the birthing experience at Sutter Davis Hospital. Applications for the doula program are being accepted from Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

DAVIS, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital is now accepting applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program. The online application is open from Aug. 23- Sept. 1.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“We greatly appreciate having prospective volunteer doulas join our labor support team,” said Kim Andersen Johnson, R.N.C., doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More

One Last Big Push for the Mother of All Baby Hospitals

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Memorial Ends Its 77-Year Dynasty with Rash of Deliveries

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as "Sacramento's baby hospital."

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as “Sacramento’s baby hospital.”

SACRAMENTO – It wasn’t just a bang: Sacramento’s legendary baby hospital went out fittingly with a boom … a baby boom.

Opening in November 1937 as the first air-conditioned hospital in the West, Sutter Memorial Hospital was just heating up when the lights were turned off at the 77-year-old grand dame of birthing centers.

In less than six hours – from 8 p.m. Friday to 1:46 a.m. Saturday – nine babies were born before Labor & Delivery services moved 2 miles west to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. At that rate, about 36 babies would have been born in 24 hours for the hospital, more than double the average daily deliveries.

Some nurses blamed it on the barometric pressure changes in this summer of weird weather. But we like to think it was one last big push for the mother of all maternity hospitals.

In total, 348,089 babies – about three-quarters of the city of Sacramento’s population – were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital, which was originally named Sutter Maternity Hospital. That total includes 4,870 sets of twins, 174 sets of triplets and 13 sets of quadruplets, including rare identical quads, the Khamsa girls, who became international celebrities overnight in 2002.

On Sunday, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento introduced to world the last baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital – No. 348,089. Josiah Jordan was born healthy and with a full head of hair at 1:46 a.m. at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long. His mother, Iyshiah Lacey, had a due date of Aug. 18, but her water broke and she rushed over to Sutter Memorial just before midnight. Iyshiah and baby Jordan were transferred to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center about 12 hours after his birth. Read More

North Valley Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery Joins Sutter North Medical Group

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – The physicians of North Valley Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery are joining Sutter North Medical Group and will practice out of an expanded office within Sutter Medical Foundation’s (SMF) campus at 470 Plumas Blvd. in Yuba City, effective Oct. 5, 2015.

Christopher Damon, M.D., not pictured. Photo Credit: Mark Anthony

Christopher Damon, M.D., not pictured. Photo Credit: Mark Anthony

North Valley Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery has a long and established history of providing excellent care within the Yuba, Sutter and surrounding communities.

“We are honored to have North Valley Orthopaedic join our amazing orthopedic team and continue to provide excellent care for our community,” said Sandra Adams, SMF service area director.

In addition to welcoming upper extremity orthopedic surgeon Richard D. Tortosa, M.D, orthopedic surgeons Robert R. Vogel, M.D. and Robert E. Burky, Jr., M.D., and podiatric surgeon Christopher D. Page, DPM, the transition will also add the support of a physician assistant, Pamela D. Toland, PA-C, to Sutter North Medical Group, as well as two hand therapists to the SMF team.

“As a practice, it is important to all of our physicians that we provide patient-centered care with good outcomes to our community,” said Dr. Tortosa. “We are excited to join Sutter North Medical Group because we know that the physicians and SMF team are deeply rooted in the community and really care about their patients.”

The North Valley Orthopedic team will join Sutter North Medical Group orthopedic physicians Amber Chatwin, M.D., Christopher R. Damon, M.D., Tyler G. Smith, M.D., Philbert Y. Huang, M.D., Charles Caporiccio, PA-C, and Brian Zerlaut, PA-C. Current patients of the North Valley Orthopaedic physicians will receive additional information in the coming weeks regarding the transition. Physicians or residents interested in contacting the Sutter North Medical Group orthopedic team may call 530-749-3463.

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