Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is participating in a unique challenge to raise funds with a Matching Grant to purchase a state-of-the-art 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. For every dollar the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation raises from outside sources, three dollars will be contributed to the project. One dollar will come from Sutter Health, One dollar from the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation and one dollar from the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, making this a three-to-one matching opportunity.
“This innovative CT scanner will be the first of its kind in the Auburn and Sacramento area,” said Mindy Danovaro, Executive Director, of the Foundation. “The new scanner will enhance our already existing CT scanning capability, providing faster and more detailed scans.”
The 128-slice CT scanner will not only offer superior image quality but will also offer scans to evaluate for the diagnosis and treatment of a stroke and also to noninvasively detect blockages in the coronary arteries. With the purchase of the new scanner Auburn residents will receive enhanced diagnostic care in their own community.
CT scans help physicians make life-saving diagnoses and create optimum treatment plans. Although the cost for the 128-slice CT scanner, including installation costs, is estimated to be $1.2 million, a $300,000 investment by the community will be matched, three-to-one. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation has already raised more than two-thirds of the $300,000 required to meet the Matching Grant Challenge. With only one-third of the funds remaining to be raised, getting this technology for our community is nearly a reality for the hospital.
“This is a perfect time for Auburn residents to significantly increase the value of their investment in the hospital,” said Danovaro. “We have a great opportunity right now to leverage the power of philanthropy to fund this fantastic piece of new technology to support and heal our community.”
For more information call Mindy Danovaro at 530-888-4559.
Gawayne Vaughan, M.D., has joined Sutter Independent Physicians and practices with his uncle, Mark Vaughan, M.D., at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, CA. Like his uncle, Dr. Gawayne Vaughan practices family medicine.
Born and raised in Auburn Dr. Gawayne Vaughan was in junior high at EV Cain when his uncle Mark was in medical school. During this time Dr. Mark Vaughan shared his medical school experience with Gawayne and the younger Vaughan decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps.
Dr. Gawayne Vaughan received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his internship and residency Read More about Gawayne Vaughan, M.D., Follows in Uncle’s Footsteps
AUBURN, Calif. – Recology Auburn Placer and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital have teamed once again, this time to support breast cancer patients in Placer County. Beginning his month Recology Auburn Placer is offering Placer residents a one-year lease for a 64-gallon pink trash bin for $250. All funds will support Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Breast Cancer Navigator program, which offers individualized assistance to breast cancer patients as well as their families and caregivers.
The breast cancer navigator is an important part of a cancer patient’s journey, says Mindy Danovaro, Executive Director of the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation. The navigator works with a patient through all phases of the cancer experience, expertly guiding the patient through the cancer care continuum from diagnosis through survivorship, linking the patient to needed programs and resources. Read More about Kicking Cancer to the Curb with Pink Trash Bins
Board Certified Otolaryngologist Randall Cohen, M.D., recently joined Sutter Medical Group in Auburn, CA. Dr. Cohen comes to Sutter from Tucson, AZ, where he practiced for 13 years. He brings his expertise on minimally invasive surgeries to the Auburn area and with that, brings some exciting new technology changes at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.
Dr. Cohen treats general ear, nose and throat disorders including nasal and sinus disease, head and neck cancer, pediatric ear, nose and throat problems and laryngeal disorders. He performs a large variety of pediatric, head and neck cancer, ear and laryngeal surgeries. In addition, Dr. Cohen has a special interest in endoscopy sinus surgery, including advanced image-guided surgery and balloon sinuplasty.
In order to accommodate Dr. Cohen’s expertise in minimally invasive surgery, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital invested extensively in three new pieces of surgical equipment to not only improve safety and the patient experience but also to provide high quality advanced surgical services to the Auburn community. “I’m excited to collaborate with the hospital in order to offer the most recent advances in ENT treatment to Auburn,” said Dr. Cohen. “Patients who need ENT minimally invasive surgical services can now receive convenient high-quality care, close to home.”
VHA West Coast recognized Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for achieving excellence in clinically recognized performance measures. Earlier this month, representatives of VHA West Coast presented the official award to Mitch Hanna, CEO, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, to honor the physicians, nurses, administrators and staff for their work in achieving a bronze level of performance.
The VHA West Coast Recognition Program annually recognizes achievement of clinical quality and patient experience goals among VHA health care organizations in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, and Hawaii. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is one of 13 organizations in the region to receive recognition in 2013.
Local orthopedic surgeon, Jeff Bergeson, D.O., will join medical staff in Jinotepe, Nicaragua, when he volunteers his time and medical expertise with Ministry of Mercy, a non-profit, faith based charity that sponsors short term health mission trips to Nicaragua to provide much needed health services to men, women and children in the local villages.
The July 20 medical mission will focus on providing orthopedic services for approximately 25 patients at Hospital Regional Santiago in Jinotepe. Sutter Auburn Faith medical staff Mary Nicosia, RN, Venae Crabtree, RN, Jake Thomas, imaging technician, medical student Keifer Bergeson, nursing students Miranda Reed, high school student Brecken Chorley, and Ministry of Mercy President John Nicosia will join Dr. Bergeson on this mission.
Dr. Bergeson will perform knee and shoulder arthroscopies on patients living in poverty and will train the physicians on how these procedures are performed. By training the hospital’s staff on arthroscopic surgery, many more patients will be able to receive this care once Dr. Bergeson and the Sutter nurses return home.