Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

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Sutter Health Sponsors Celebrity Golf Fundraiser to Research Youth Brain Injuries

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s Sutter Health signed on to be the title sponsor of a celebrity golf tournament raising funds for research on traumatic brain injuries in high school football and other sports.

Toran Maronic at age 5, left, and age 15, the season before suffering a traumatic brain injury during a football scrimmage. Toran was a Division 1 receiver prospect for Bear River High School.

The Game-Changer Celebrity Golf Classic, headlined by many former Oakland Raiders and other NFL and sports greats, will be held June 16 and 17 at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin, Calif. The event is presented by three nonprofit organizations focused on high school football brain injuries.

“The cooperation between the three nonprofits – T3 Charities, 21 Strong and Practice Like Pros – has been amazing, and the fantastic response from members of the NFL is heart-warming knowing they are supportive of our cause,” said Jeffrey R. Jenkins, M.D., chief medical executive of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “I am also grateful to all of our sponsors for helping bring this issue to the greater public. Because of this spirit of cooperation, we will be able to make a huge difference in the knowledge about detection, prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries among high school athletes.”

The tournament is hosted by the family of 17-year-old Toran Maronic of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, who was a college prospect in football and lacrosse. In June 2016, the wide receiver was brain-injured during a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Specialists believed Toran would never come out of his coma or fully recover, but he did and is now awaiting clearance to pursue playing lacrosse again. He became the first patient enrolled in groundbreaking scientific research on “second-impact syndrome” among high school football players.

Proceeds of the tournament will go to the research project, which is being conducted by Robert C. Cantu, M.D., co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston. The research is sponsored by Practice Like Pros, which encourages high school football programs to hold practices like the NFL does. According to the group, just 2½ percent of NFL injuries happen during practices, while 58 percent of high school injuries occur at practice.

Former Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown and greats Jim Plunkett, Ted Kwalick, Daryle Lamonica, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin and Charles Woodson are among the three-dozen sports celebrities participating in the golf tournament. Every player who signs up will be in a five-some captained by one of the celebrities. Entry and sponsorship fees are tax-deductible. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Doctor provides Sun Protection Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – With the summer nearly upon us and a long holiday weekend approaching, it’s important to remember to protect your skin while enjoying time with family and friends outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Barton Bradshaw, M.D., from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.

What SPF should I use?

High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet. 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 Auburn Faith Hospital Offers Fall Prevention Tai Chi Classes

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, according to the National Council on Aging. To help our community reduce fall risk, Sutter Auburn Faith Rehabilitation Department is now offering a Fall Prevention Tai Chi class.

Tai Chi is a form of martial arts that involves slow, controlled and low-impact movements that can be easy for all ages—especially seniors. Tai Chi is practiced for multiple health benefits including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation.

For seniors, tai chi can help prevent falls, improve hand-eye coordination, strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Christopher Lovelace, a physical therapist and certified tai chi instructor at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, says a tai chi class can help increase balance and strength and instills confidence in mobility. The hospital will begin hosting their first fall prevention tai chi classes for seniors this spring.

“Tai chi has been proven to be an effective fall prevention exercise that can be very valuable to members of the community that feel at risk for a fall,” said Lovelace, a Sutter physical therapist for the past 7 years. “The class will incorporate traditional physical therapy techniques for balance while also providing a supportive community environment.”

The classes will meet twice a week (Monday and Friday from 10 – 11 a.m.) for eight weeks. The cost for 16 classes is $50. To register or for more information, contact the Sutter Auburn Faith Rehabilitation Department at 530-889-6088.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 | 0 comments

James Dunn, M.D. finalSutter Auburn Faith Hospital is pleased to announce that James Dunn, M.D., is our new chief of staff starting on Jan. 1.

In his new role, Dr. Dunn will serve as a liaison between the hospital and Board of Trustees identifying strategy and growth plans that will continue to support patients and identify 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. Dunn succeeds outgoing Chief of Staff Dr. Tennyson Lee who left his post on Dec. 31 after a 2 year-tenure.

“Dr. Dunn has a great history with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, having worked in our Gynecology and Urogynecology departments since June 2008,” said Mitch Hanna, CEO of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “His leadership and passionate support for the medical staff and our patients will help us deliver our promise of high quality care.”

Before accepting the role as chief of staff, Dr. Dunn served as the vice chief of staff for the SAFH Medical Executive Committee since 2014. He also served as the chairmen on the Patient Safety and Integrated Quality Committee since 2014 and as the chairmen of the Continuing Medical Education program (CME) since 2011.

Dr. Dunn received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency at USAF Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS and completed his fellowship in Urogynecology from the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Loomis Girl Scouts Donate Bookshelf, Books to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – Three Loomis Girl Scouts earned their Bronze Award recently by building a bookshelf stocked with books for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

Girl Scouts from 49er Service Unit Troop 1054 proudly display the bookshelf and books they donated to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital as part of their Bronze Award project.

Girl Scouts from 49er Service Unit Troop 1054 proudly display the bookshelf and books they donated to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital as part of their Bronze Award project.

The girls – who were Junior Girl Scouts at the time of completion of their project – donated the books and bookshelf to the ambulatory services unit at the hospital to give children something to do while waiting for a loved one or waiting for their own procedure.

“Our staff is very excited about being able to give each pediatric patient a book,” said Judy Chavez, nurse manager, surgical services, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “We are letting each child pick out the book they want and they can take it home with them.” Read More