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Expanding Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

For patients with cancer, care is now one step closer with continued construction on the new Sutter Amador Hospital Infusion Center.

Sutter Amador Hospital hosts a special reception inside the future facility in the Outpatient wing of Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, Calif.

The hospital gathered donors, foundation members, and members of the project team to celebrate construction of the future home of the hospital’s new Infusion Center that is expected to open in late 2017.

The 2,500-square-foot infusion therapy center will have 10 infusion therapy chairs and will be located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center at 100 Mission Blvd., adjacent to Sutter Amador Hospital. The suite will offer private, semiprivate and social rooms based directly on feedback SAH received from patients.

“This center will improve the patient and family experience and provide a greater continuum of care for patients,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It allows our patients to access care close to home instead of driving an hour or more for treatment.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Launches Telestroke Program

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

AUBURN, Calif.  – While strokes may be the fifth leading cause of death, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented, according to the National Stroke Association. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH), a certified primary stroke center approved by the Joint Commission, is helping educate the community on stroke symptoms and launches a Telestroke program with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to deliver around-the-clock emergency diagnosis and treatment to stroke patients.

“Providing stroke patients with the best care possible is our first and foremost goal” said Jeremy Graff, M.D., SAFH ED physician. “This technology is about expanding access to care by bringing the specialist to the patient versus the patient to the specialist especially when each minute counts.” Read More

Sutter Coast Doctor To Speak To Community About Colon Cancer

Posted by on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital is helping educate the community about ways to prevent colon cancer.

On May 8, Richard Adrouny, M.D. oncologist at Sutter Coast Hospital, will host a discussion on colon cancer and ways to reduce your risk as part of the hospital’s ongoing community wellness program.

“Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.,” said Dr. Adrouny. “It’s important to get the word out about early detection and ways to prevent risk.”

The free event will take place at the Del Norte Senior Center.

  • Monday, May 8
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City
  • No pre-registration necessary

For more information, please call 707-464-8923.

Sutter Amador Hospital Hosts Diabetes Information Fair

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 | 0 comments

With nearly 55 percent of Californians diabetic or pre-diabetic, Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of educating and screening the community for diabetes.

 On April 26, the hospital will host a free Diabetes Information Fair for the community that will provide a variety of services including free blood glucose and lipid screenings, education materials, prevention tools, demonstrations, giveaways and more.

 “The Diabetes Information Fair is a wonderful way for members of the community to speak to certified diabetes experts and sources regarding diabetes and diabetes prevention,” said Kim Vagt, SAH director of Ancillary Services. “With so many people in our community impacted by diabetes, it’s important that they can get the latest information on diabetes care and it’s an event that we are happy to host for 19 years.”

The free event will take place at the hospital.

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • 200 Mission Blvd., Jackson

For more information: please call 877-899-8766