Posts made in March, 2017

21 Sutter Health Affiliates Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Twenty-one affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.

“Valuing the diversity in our workforce and our patients is key to who we are at Sutter Health,” said Jill Ragsdale, senior vice president and chief people and culture officer for Sutter Health. “As a healthcare organization and a major employer in the more than 100 communities we serve in Northern California, we’re proud of earning this recognition and we’re committed to continuously pursuing ways we can enhance care for our LGBTQ community.” Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO recognized among top rural health care leaders

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt as one of the ’60 rural hospital CEOs to know.’

Becker’s, a national publication that provides business and legal news as well as analysis about hospitals and health systems, selected leaders with a desire for excellence.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with others throughout the nation that provide quality health care to rural communities,” said Platt. “At Sutter Amador Hospital, we have the unique opportunity to provide compassionate care to our family, neighbors and friends. Our focus is on expanding services and improving the health of our region.” Read More

Sutter Medical Foundation recognized with the AMGA Foundation Star Award

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento, CA –  Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) received the 2017 Foundation Star Award from the AMGA Foundation at their annual Donor Appreciation Reception March 24. SMF was one of 21 member organizations recognized this year.

The award is given to members for participation in four or more AMGA Foundation initiatives: applying for the Acclaim Award, participating in one or more Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, taking part in the AMGA national campaigns Measure Up/Pressure Down® or Together 2 Goal®, and donating to the Foundation.

“We are pleased to recognize leading organizations with the distinguished Foundation Star award for their passion for high performance health as well as their commitment to our Foundation,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officer of AMGA. “Together we are revolutionizing health care by identifying, implementing, and sharing data-driven best practices that provide millions of patients the safest, most efficient, and most effective care possible.”

“We are happy to accept the Foundation Star Award recognizing our efforts,” said Theresa Frei, Sutter Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “At SMF, those initiatives included our participation in Measure Up/Pressure Down®, an AMGA national campaign to improve blood pressure control. Our care team’s focus on obtaining an appropriate blood pressure screening for each of our patients gives our clinicians important data, so they can in turn provide tools to help people lower their blood pressure.”

Sutter Medical Foundation is also currently involved with the AMGA’s Together 2 Goal® campaign, aimed at improving the lives of people living with Type 2 Diabetes. Read More

Healing Garden Opens at Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — A peaceful retreat for cancer patients and their families, as well as physicians and Sutter staff, is now available at Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville, located at 8 Medical Plaza Drive.

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation Donor Bob Lamora strolls through the peaceful Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden that wraps around the new Sutter Cancer Center in Roseville.

The new Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden was made possible by a generous gift from the Sutter Roseville Auxiliary to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation.

“The Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden’s beautiful landscaping, private seating areas and fountain is a comforting, peaceful retreat,” said Becky Thompson, the Sutter Health’s Interim Director of Philanthropy in Placer County.It is a beautiful space for quiet reflection for Sutter Roseville patients, families, physicians and employees. Cancer patients and families in particular will enjoy the close proximity to the Infusion Center, physician offices, and the future Institute for Health and Healing.”

Included in the design of the Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden are commemorative bricks placed along the main pathway through the garden. Donors have honored loved ones and clinicians by purchasing bricks and benches inscribed with names. Bricks are still available by going to: www.sutterroseville.org/philanthropy/brickcampaign/. Read More

American Legion Ambulance and Sutter Amador Hospital partner to support critically ill patients

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 | 0 comments

 Jackson – The American Legion Ambulance Service (ALA) has become the first in California to complete the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program to improve the quality of care for critically ill patients.

Members from the American Legion Ambulance and Sutter Amador Hospital gather in front of the ALA’s new bariatric ambulance.

The critical care transport program teaches paramedics specialized patient care in areas including cardiac and pediatric care to treat critically ill patients that need to be transferred from one facility to another. A critically ill patient needs a higher level of ambulance transport service that previously required a nurse or medical staff member to ride along. With the new certifications, American Legion Ambulance (ALA) paramedics can transport critical patients directly to a care facility without delays.

“This program is important for Amador County because it allows us to provide a higher level of service and reduce wait times to transport patients that need specialized care,” said Michelle Clark, operations manager of the Amador County ALA who spearheaded the initiative to complete training in critical care transport. “It’s very exciting for us because it a real benefit to the community and is a process that we have worked on for many years.”

The critical transport program requires a board certification and 202 hours of educational and clinical training that ALA paramedics Michelle Clark, Larry Petite, Tim Guzman and Dave Barstow completed from the University of Maryland during their free time, on nights and weekends. They received certification from the International Board of Specialty Care and accreditation through the regional Emergency Medical Services- Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency. Read More