Posts made in March, 2016

Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Davis, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation has announced the addition of four new community members to its philanthropic Board of Trustees.

“Our new board members are active members of the community,” said Adam Holland, Senior Development Officer, Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation. “Each of them are passionate about addressing the local needs for residents living in Yolo County. We are thrilled to welcome them to the board as we know that Sutter Davis Hospital will continue to have a great presence in the community because of their efforts.”

The 13-member board brings a wealth of knowledge and community service experience to the foundation and contribute to their communities in a variety of ways. The new board members join the existing board – Davis Campbell, Virginia Joyce, M.D., Richard P. Luna, Jennifer Maher, Natasha Mata, Brett Moore, Kiren Rizvi, Lea Rosenberg, Kurt Shuler, M.D. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Named Among ‘150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare’

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital was named one of 2016’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare for the third year in a row. The hospital, part of the Sutter Health system, was the only hospital in Northern California to earn the recognition. 

GPTW_Logo_2016The list features both U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of health care-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more. A version of this list has been published every year since 2011, but this is the third year the list features both providers and nonprovider organizations.

“We are honored to be named a great place to work by Becker’s Healthcare,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Our staff has a great deal of respect for one another and that makes for a great work environment. It’s a pleasure to come to work every day alongside a caring group of people who strive to make those in our community healthy.”   Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Community Navigator Program Recognized at National Hospital Charitable Service Awards

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Community Navigator Program was honored as a finalist at Jackson Healthcare’s National Hospital Charitable Service Awards.


Teresa Olivas, a community navigator, works with the homeless to provide access to health care and other services.

Jackson Healthcare instituted the Hospital Charitable Services Awards in 2010 to identify high-impact community health programs, share their stories and offer these innovative programs as models for other communities to replicate.

SMCS’ Community Navigator is offered in partnership withSacramento Steps Forward and is designed to connect with our homeless population to ensure they have access to primary health care through a medical home, housing, food, medical insurance, community resources, transportation and substance abuse treatment.

This program has been extremely successful in extending the reach of SMCS beyond the walls of the hospital and into the greater community, to ensure that linkages are drawn between the often complex medical and social needs of Sacramento’s chronically homeless population.

“We have found that the best way to better our community is to develop unique partnerships that deliver care at the right time and right place,” said Holly Harper, Sutter Health Community Benefit manager. “The Community Navigator helps us provide important preventive care and resources to our community’s most vulnerable population.”

In 2015, the Community Navigator made contact with more than 120 homeless individuals, with 40 percent being successfully linked to housing and 45 percent to mental health treatment.

Additionally, starting later this month, SMCS will connect a WellSpace Health “street nurse” with the Community Navigator to provide on the spot medical care for primary and preventive needs.

Sutter Medical Center Performs First Frameless Gamma Knife Surgery in U.S.

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 | 0 comments

New radiosurgery system Gamma Knife Icon enables unprecedented precision in frameless treatment of brain tumors. 

SACRAMENTO — Elekta, a leading supplier of advanced and innovative radiation oncology and neurosurgery systems, announced its Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system currently available, was used for the first time in the U.S. on March 1 at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Gamma Knife Center to treat a metastatic brain tumor.

The patient, a 52-year-old male from El Dorado Hills, Calif., had previously undergone successful treatment for primary melanoma and for melanoma metastases to his lung. The patient’s treatment was planned and guided using a frameless approach. The frameless mask solution is one of several new features of Icon and is integrated with a novel high definition motion management.  The system provides accuracy similar to that of frame-based SRS systems while minimizing dose to normal tissue.

“Increasing the precision of frameless cranial SRS is essential for effectively targeting tumor tissue while protecting healthy brain tissue from damage,” said Samuel Ciricillo, M.D., Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery at Sutter Neuroscience Institute. “The new Gamma Knife system, Icon, now provides the most accurate motion tracking during treatment. Additionally, with Gamma Knife there is a two- to four-fold improvement in sparing normal brain tissue compared to other linear accelerator platforms. These features allow for greater potential to protect patient quality of life both during treatment and after recovery.”
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