Posts made in May, 2017

Sutter Coast Hospital Provides Health Education and Screenings at Community Health Fair

Posted by on May 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Del Norte County – Sutter Coast Hospital is excited to participate in the Del Norte County Health Fair on June 3 at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds to provide the community with free health information on topics ranging from pediatric health and infection prevention to heart health and fall prevention. At the event, Sutter Coast Hospital will  provide free blood pressure checks and information about our new 3D mammography at Sutter Imaging Center in Brookings, Oregon.

We will also offer a variety of health screenings including:

  • CHEM panel test for glucose, kidney function, electrolytes and liver function
  • Lipid panel test for cholesterol, triglycerides and good cholesterol
  • CBC test for anemia, infection and other disorders
  • TSH test for thyroid function screening
  • Vitamin D testing

Each test will cost $6.00 and anyone choosing to have the chemistry panel or lipid panel must fast (no food or beverages after midnight prior to the test).

For more information or to schedule your health screening appointment, please call (707) 464-0861, ext. 2827.

Sutter Davis Hospital Welcomes New CT Scan Technology to Hospital

Posted by on May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS —Sutter Davis Hospital installed a new 128-slice CT scanner on Monday, enhancing the hospital’s diagnostic imaging services.

Image caption: Jo-Lisa Miller, Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor, far left, Cappy Hunt, Diagnostic Imaging Manager, center, and Dr. Deven Merchant, Emergency Department, Sutter Davis Hospital, admire the new CT scan camera at Sutter Davis Hospital.

CT, or computed tomography, is a valuable diagnostic medical exam that combines X-rays and computers. A CT scan gives the radiologist a non-invasive way to see inside a patient’s body.

The new technology will provide faster scans with less radiation exposure to patients. The scanner will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the hospital.

“We are very excited to offer this service to the community,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Jennifer Maher. “Our patients are the ultimate beneficiaries of this service, but our physicians and staff will benefit as well from this advanced technology.”

Some additional benefits of the new machine include quicker results, improved imaging quality and reduced wait times.

Sacramento River Cats Hit a Grand Slam at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on May 23, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Players from the Sacramento River Cats, the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, stopped by Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Tuesday during the annual River Cats Caravan.

Sacramento River Cats pitchers Dan Slania, left, and Dusten Knight, right, enjoyed a visit with Ricky on Tuesday during the River Cats Caravan.

“We are so grateful for the players to take time out of their morning – on a game day – to visit the children and their families,” said Amy Medovoy, child life coordinator, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “This visit brightens everyone’s day because the players and Dinger do such a great job with the kids and families. They are wonderful community partners, do such great things in the community, and we are glad they include us.”

The River Cats visited patients in Pediatrics, the pediatric intensive care unit and the pediatric day unit. They stopped to take photos with nurses and Child Life specialists and several babies who were sound asleep in their cribs, but whose families will receive a photo memento for their scrapbooks. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Doctor provides Sun Protection Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – With the summer nearly upon us and a long holiday weekend approaching, it’s important to remember to protect your skin while enjoying time with family and friends outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Barton Bradshaw, M.D., from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.

What SPF should I use?

High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet. Read More

Two Sutter Health Hospitals Named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO —Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named by Modern Healthcare as two of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. They are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the award, which 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 named a 100 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

This is the ninth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the sixth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, part of Sutter Health’s mental health division. It is one of two psychiatric facility recognized.

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 Health affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More