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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

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

Sutter Davis Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Respected Doula Program

Posted by on May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Monday, May 15. The applications will be open until May 31.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More

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