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Why Is There a Red Dress on Sutter Medical Center? It’s for a Good Cause

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Drivers at night time on the Capital City Freeway in February are seeing a red dress illuminated on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Ose Adams Medical Pavilion in honor of American Heart Month.

A red dress is “floating” on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento as part of American Heart Month.

Sutter Health in the Valley Area is a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red activities that draw attention to heart disease and stroke that take the lives of 1 in 3 women each year.

“This is a cause Sutter Health has supported for many years in the greater Sacramento area, and now we’re starting to make a big push beyond this region into Stockton and Modesto, so we hope it only continues to grow from here,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and board chair for the Sacramento division of the American Heart Association. “Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, and we want more women to be aware that this is their greatest health threat. We are truly thankful to see our communities embrace the Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness and help women live longer, healthier lives.” Read More

10,000th Baby Born at Sacramento’s Newest ‘Baby Hospital’

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Just a month into 2017, and two birth milestones have been reached at Sacramento’s newest “baby hospital.”

This is the baby that started it all: Dominic Brown was the first baby born at the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Aug. 8, 2015. With him are mom and dad, Jeannette and Travis Brown, and Sutter R.N. Debbie Champney.

The 10,000th mother was delivered on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus. That followed the news that on Jan. 20, the 10,000th baby was born (counting all babies delivered, including multiples). Both milestones occurred less than 18 months after the new facility opened and birthing services were moved from the grand dame of maternity centers, Sutter Memorial Hospital.

The total number of babies for 2016 – the first full year for the Women’s and Children’s Center – was 6,844, making it the second highest number of births in one year at Sutter Medical Center in its 93-year existence. The record is 6,995 during 1993 at Sutter Memorial Hospital, when the nation was going through a baby boom of sorts. During Sutter Memorial’s last full year, 2014, there were 5,438 babies born.

However, 2016 did set a record – for most babies born in one month. In August 2016, 627 babies were delivered. Read More

Sutter Urgent Care in Roseville Moving to Larger Location

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Beginning Feb. 10, patients seeking care from Sutter Medical Foundation’s Urgent Care Center in Roseville will see some major improvements.

The Urgent Care Center will make a short move across Medical Plaza Drive to a larger, more accommodating location on the Sutter Roseville Medical Center campus. The new location, at 3 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 140, promises to bring shorter wait times, improved parking and more efficient processes to the very popular urgent care service.

Sutter Urgent Care is moving to larger offices in Building 3 on the Sutter Roseville Medical Center campus.

“We are excited to be moving to our new space,” said Robert Bixler, M.D., Urgent Care Department Chief and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) physician. “One of the most exciting features our new urgent care offers is that our physicians and staff will have 20 exam rooms in which to treat patients, as opposed to the seven rooms in our current location. This should definitely improve our ability to provide care in a smoother, faster manner. I think our patients will be pleased with the process.”

The relocation is part of a combination of changes aimed at increasing access to SMG physicians. Also this month, SMF’s Internal Medicine department makes the move to occupy the space formerly housing urgent care at 2 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 130 and an additional office at Suite 200.

Urgent care centers offer a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. The hours of operation will remain the same – open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. Onsite laboratory and imaging services make the urgent care experience even more convenient.

“Most of our patients in need of urgent care services come to the center on a walk-in basis, and we want to make their visit as smooth as possible,” said Jennifer Kubasek, Manager of Urgent Care Services. “From ample parking to more space in the clinic, our new location will help us continue to provide quality health care when urgent services are needed.”

Patients can check approximate wait times at all of the SMF urgent care centers by visiting their web site at www.suttermedicalfoundation.org/urgentcare. Sutter Medical Foundation Urgent Care Centers are located in Sacramento, Auburn, Davis, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Roseville and Yuba City.

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About Sutter Medical Foundation

Sutter Medical Foundation is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology. Learn more about Sutter Medical Foundation.

Dr. Humphreys Is New Chief of Staff at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for 18 years, has been named the new Chief of Staff for the medical center, succeeding Dineen Greer, M.D.

Hal Humphreys, M.D.

In his new role, Dr. Humphreys will identify strategy and growth plans that will continue to support patients and present new service opportunities. In partnership with the Medical Executive Committee, he will establish the direction and goals for the medical staff for the next two years.

Dr. Humphreys, who served as Vice Chief of Staff for the past two years, worked on the physician engagement committee headed by Dr. Greer for the SMCS expansion, move and EHR go-live that took place in August 2016, and has served as a trustee on the Sutter Medical Center Foundation Board. Read More

Longtime Arizona Hospital CEO Takes Reins of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – A national, yearlong search for a new CEO of Sutter Health’s flagship hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, resulted in the hiring of Dave Cheney, a veteran administrator whose leadership at an Arizona hospital led to several national quality awards.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

Cheney replaces Mike Cohill, who retired after serving as interim CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for the past year. Cheney began his tenure this week.

“We are grateful to Mike Cohill for his outstanding leadership during this transition period as we searched for the perfect fit for one of state’s premier medical centers,” said Grant Davies, CEO of Sutter Health Valley Area Hospitals. “Dave Cheney brings his very strong integrated delivery system experience to Sutter Health, and we will benefit from his reputation as an outstanding coach and mentor to other leaders, his exemplary work with the physician community, and his abilities to build a team-oriented culture.” Read More