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Memorial Hospital Los Banos Partners with Local Church to Provide Showers for Homeless

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Memorial Hospital Los Banos contributed funds to allow Bethel Community Church to purchase a mobile, 2-unit shower station for the homeless community in Los Banos.

LOS BANOS – Memorial Hospital Los Banos partnered with Bethel Community Church to provide a mobile 2-station shower unit that will be parked at the church. MHLB donated more than $26,000 enabling the church to purchase the unit.

The shower was unveiled on Friday during the church’s annual Homeless Connect event, a free one-day event for people who are currently experiencing homelessness. The event brought together public agencies, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, private businesses and community members to talk with individuals about services and resources available to them. Memorial Hospital Los Banos provided health screenings to attendees. Read More

Sacramento Teen Completes Eagle Scout Project at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Staying in a hospital with a sick child for an extended period of time is not fun for any parent. In addition to the worries parents have about their child, getting a good night’s sleep and eating a good meal are not common.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez enlisted the help of several of his Boy Scout troop members to help with his Eagle Scout project.

Thanks to a Sacramento Boy Scout, many of these local resources became much more accessible.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez, a senior at Del Campo High School, completed his Eagle Scout project by creating an app, Food Scout, and having two iPads installed in the family lounges at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

“This is a great resource for our families,” said Debbie Curtis, R.N., Assistant Nurse Manager, Pediatrics, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We are grateful for this and very proud of Stephen and his fellow scouts for completing this project and thinking of us.” Read More

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