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Sutter Solano Medical Center Helps Touro University Launch Mobile Diabetes Education Center

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | 0 comments

VALLEJO – Touro University California alongside executives from Sutter Solano Medical Center unveiled and officially launched a first-of-its-kind mobile diabetes education center at a press conference on the Touro campus early morning Monday, March 13.

Dozens of community members attended the ribbon-cutting for Touro University California’s Mobile Diabetes Education Center on Monday.

Currently more than 29 million Americans have diabetes with 90 percent of those suffering from Type 2. One-third of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes suffer complications by the time they are diagnosed. In California, 55 percent of the population is currently diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes. The result is a state and a nation desperate for prevention and resolution. Early detection allows those at risk to take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the disease and potentially prevent it from developing.

To address these every-growing numbers and encourage early education and intervention, Touro has established a mobile education center through the private support of donors including Sutter Health. The recreational vehicle, which has been retrofitted into a full mobile healthcare and education facility, will provide a variety of services including screenings, prevention services, education, demonstrations, training and more. Students from Touro, under faculty supervision, will provide all services in the mobile center and gain valuable understanding of how chronic illness impacts a community. Read More

Sutter Solano Medical Center Names New CEO

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Abhishek Dosi

VALLEJO, Calif. – Abhishek Dosi has been named chief executive officer at Sutter Solano Medical Center, effective April 3, 2017.

Dosi served in various capacities for the past decade at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus in San Francisco. Since 2015, Dosi served as California Pacific Medical Center’s Vice President, Specialty Services and Site Administrator. He oversaw the hospital’s successful organ transplantation services, gastroenterology services, imaging services, cardiovascular services, diabetes services, respiratory therapy, and food and nutrition services.

Dosi’s health care career began at California Pacific Medical Center in 2007 as an administrative fellow and he quickly worked his way up at the hospital, learning the ins and outs of every aspect of hospital operations. Over the course of his CPMC career, he led all tertiary specialty services, support services, real estate and construction functions and outpatient programs, including ophthalmology, dialysis and electrophysiology. Read More

Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento Administers First Spinraza Treatment in Sacramento

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Charleston Goeppert, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), loves participating in activities that well children do – like walking the family dog.

“Cash” became the first patient at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento to receive the groundbreaking SPINRAZA treatment on Feb. 1 in the hospital’s pediatric day unit.

Cash, as his family affectionately calls him, lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurological disease characterized by loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and lower brain stem, resulting in severe and progressive muscular atrophy and weakness. Ultimately, individuals with the most severe type of SMA can become paralyzed and have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing.

During a controlled clinical study, infantile-onset SMA patients treated with SPINRAZA achieved and sustained improvement in motor function compared to untreated study participants. In addition, a greater percentage of patients on SPINRAZA survived compared to untreated patients. In open-label studies, some patients achieved milestones such as ability to sit unassisted, stand or walk when they would otherwise be unexpected to do so and maintained milestones at ages when they would be expected to be lost. Read More

Sutter Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center Foundation has announced the addition of four new community members to its Board of Trustees.

“Our new board members bring great knowledge of the industry and community as well as enthusiasm to the Sutter Medical Center Foundation board. We are excited to have them as we know that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will continue to have a great presence in the community because of their efforts,” said Greg Walaitis, Director, Philanthropy, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. 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