Posts made in January, 2017

Dr. Humphreys Is New Chief of Staff at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for 18 years, has been named the new Chief of Staff for the medical center, succeeding Dineen Greer, M.D.

Hal Humphreys, M.D.

In his new role, Dr. Humphreys will identify strategy and growth plans that will continue to support patients and present new service opportunities. In partnership with the Medical Executive Committee, he will establish the direction and goals for the medical staff for the next two years.

Dr. Humphreys, who served as Vice Chief of Staff for the past two years, worked on the physician engagement committee headed by Dr. Greer for the SMCS expansion, move and EHR go-live that took place in August 2016, and has served as a trustee on the Sutter Medical Center Foundation Board. Read More

Thriving Pink Donates Funds to Two Sutter Davis Hospital Patients

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Thriving Pink, a Davis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors thrive after diagnosis, donated $20,000 to 18 women throughout Yolo and Solano counties to help with medical care and quality of life costs not covered by health insurance.

Anita Glidewell, R.N., Sutter Medical Foundation Infusion Center and Thriving Pink board member, embraces Chasity Baltazar after presenting her with a check and gifts from the Granting Pink program.

Two of those recipients, Chasity Baltazar and Carlotta Gallardo, are Sutter Davis Hospital patients and were presented with checks on Thursday by Thriving Pink board members in an emotional ceremony at the Sutter Medical Foundation infusion center on the SDH campus.

“The nursing staff at Sutter Davis Hospital are heroes for what they do every day for these women,” said Mary Yin Liu, Executive Director, Thriving Pink. “So many women are struggling to make ends meet. This support will make a huge different to ensure they have the best care possible. It’s incredible special for our thriving community to come together like this.”

Both women were extremely appreciative to Thriving Pink for the generous gifts. Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Partners To Provide Transportation Assistance To Patients

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 | 0 comments

CRESCENT CITY – Sutter Coast Hospital is eliminating the road blocks to recovery by offering a new Transportation Assistance program to help patients return home from distant care.

The program started on Dec. 21, and provides qualified patients assistance in returning home when they need to travel outside the local area for specialty or emergency care. The new program is a financial assistance program funded through a partnership between Sutter Coast Hospital and local agencies that include the Del Norte Transportation Planning Agency, Open Door Community Health Center and Del Norte County.

“Non-emergency medical transportation was one of our highest priorities of unmet needs in this area prior to the new transportation assistance program,” said Tamera Leighton, executive director for Del Norte Local Transportation Commission. “We are grateful to have a strong partner in Sutter Coast Hospital to address this issue.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Donates Generously to Yolo Food Bank

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

WOODLAND – Sutter Davis Hospital, part of Sutter Health, donated $6,000 to the Yolo Food Bank on Friday.

Don Hartman, left, HR Director, Sutter Davis Hospital, presents a check to Kevin Sanchez, Executive Director, Yolo Food Bank on Friday.

Don Hartman, left, HR Director, Sutter Davis Hospital, presents a check to Kevin Sanchez, Executive Director, Yolo Food Bank on Friday.

Sutter Davis Hospital’s contribution marks the eighth year of donations by the not-for-profit network to local food banks and comprise a portion of Sutter Health’s $255,000 total donation benefiting 30 food banks throughout Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii.

Food banks say that monetary donations help maximize the amount of food available for the hungry – in many instances, a $1 donation can translate to approximately $5 worth of distributed food.

“Our community’s food banks are a vital source of nutritious food for families who, at times, may have to choose between food, rent or heat for their home,” said Sarah Krevans, President and CEO, Sutter Health. Read More

Longtime Arizona Hospital CEO Takes Reins of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – A national, yearlong search for a new CEO of Sutter Health’s flagship hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, resulted in the hiring of Dave Cheney, a veteran administrator whose leadership at an Arizona hospital led to several national quality awards.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

Cheney replaces Mike Cohill, who retired after serving as interim CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for the past year. Cheney began his tenure this week.

“We are grateful to Mike Cohill for his outstanding leadership during this transition period as we searched for the perfect fit for one of state’s premier medical centers,” said Grant Davies, CEO of Sutter Health Valley Area Hospitals. “Dave Cheney brings his very strong integrated delivery system experience to Sutter Health, and we will benefit from his reputation as an outstanding coach and mentor to other leaders, his exemplary work with the physician community, and his abilities to build a team-oriented culture.” Read More