Posts made in May, 2016

New 3D Mammography a Clear Choice for Finding, ID’ing Tumors

Posted by on May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Technology at Sutter Amador Is on Par with Major Hospitals in Nation

JACKSON, Calif. – Discovering a hidden tumor in dense breast tissue can be like trying to find a speck of gold buried in the river. But, thanks to community philanthropy efforts, Gold Country women now have access to the latest 3D mammography technology that is capable of discovering previously hidden tumors and decreasing the chances of what are termed “false positives.”

From left, Sutter Amador Hospital Mammographer Joanne Shugart, Mammography Supervisor Renee Devaney and Radiologist Phil Granchi, M.D., with the new Hologic Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography unit that debuted this week at the hospital.

From left, Sutter Amador Hospital Mammographer Joanne Shugart, Mammography Supervisor Renee Devaney and Radiologist Phil Granchi, M.D., with the new Hologic Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography unit that debuted this week at the hospital.

The new, top-of-the-line Hologic Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography unit debuted this week at Sutter Amador Hospital, with about 100 patients getting their annual mammograms with images that are much clearer and more comprehensive. It is the first 3D mammography unit in the greater area, giving Sutter Amador mammography technology that’s on par with major hospitals and radiological centers in the nation.

“This new 3D mammography unit is a super-high-tech machine that provides a much more detailed scan, particularly in dense breast tissue,” said Sutter Amador Radiologist Phil Granchi, M.D. “Like a spy satellite that can find something hiding in the jungle, this new technology creates high-definition images in different positions to discover hidden breast cancer.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program Earns HAVE Award

Posted by on May 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Sutter Davis Hospital's Doula Program offers support to birthing mothers and their families.

Sutter Davis Hospital’s Doula Program offers support to birthing mothers and their families.

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital’s volunteer doula program was recognized with 2016 American Hospital Association’s Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) honor in the Community Services Category.

The goal of Sutter Davis’ Volunteer Doula Program is to provide free doula support to laboring or postpartum patients. The term doula comes from the Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.”  Volunteer doulas are non-clinical members of the care team who provide support in accordance with the medical/midwifery plan of care and patient preference.  The doula’s role includes hands-on physical and psychological support during birth.

“We are honored to receive this award from such a reputable organization as the American Hospital Association,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Our volunteer doula program is just one of the many services that make Sutter Davis Hospital unique. Families come from miles around to experience our birthing center and have one of our outstanding doulas help in the delivery of their baby. It’s rewarding to see that an organization such as the AHA values this program as much as we do.” Read More