Osteoporosis is a silent disease that over the years creates fragile and brittle bones. “Osteoporosis occurs when existing bone breaks down faster than the new bone is made,” says Seema Maple, M.D., a family practice physician with Sutter Medical Group in Auburn. “This creates a frail frame in the bone that is susceptible to fracture even with minor falls or injuries.”
Bone fractures, especially in the spine or hip, can cause serious complications and can result in disability in older adults. However, Dr. Maple says there are steps you can take to prevent this disease. Below are five tips to stave off osteoporosis: Read More about Bone Up on Osteoporosis
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.
The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.
Hospitals that garnered the QRCR designation met specific criteria that include Read More about SAFH Earns Quality Respiratory Care Services Recognition
SACRAMENTO – All six Sutter hospitals in the greater Sacramento area were recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“Earning ‘A’s’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that Sutter hospitals have exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”
The hospitals in the Sacramento Sierra Region, which all received A grades, are:
- Sutter Amador Hospital
- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
- Sutter Davis Hospital
- Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, which includes Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Memorial Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center
- Sutter Solano Medical Center Read More about Sutter Hospitals Earn Straight-A’s for Patient Safety
Do you know your parents’ wishes if they become seriously ill? Have you talked with your adult chilren about your wishes in the event of you becomeing gravely ill? End-of life conversations are among the most difficult yet important you can have with your loved ones.
Catherine McGregor, RN, MSN, Palliative Care Coordinator at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, assists many families in having challenging conversations about how they want to be able to live their life consistent with their goals and values. “Each of us has the ability to guide our healthcare providers and our loved ones about what we want,” said McGregor. “Our Palliative Care team in concert with your physician is dedicated to assisting patients and their families in exploring options for care when faced with difficult decisions about end-of-life care.”
Completing an Advance Directive gives you the ability to document the types of healthcare you do and do not want, and to name an “agent” to speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself.
For more information and tools to talk about wishes with your family, friends and heathcare providers, please visit http://www.nhdd.org/
AUBURN— At first glance, it doesn’t seem like Recology Auburn Placer and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital have much in common. Yet a deeper look shows that both businesses endeavor to support and enhance the Auburn community. And, both businesses are dedicated to improving the environment.
Recology Auburn Placer pioneered recycling long before recycling became fashionable or mandated by law. Today, Recology continues its innovative approach to “resource recovery” through recycling and sustainable practices in the communities it serves in order to improve the environment. Read More about Recology and Hospital Committed to Environment
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region received straight-A’s today, as all six hospitals in the region were honored with Hospital Safety Scores of “A” by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
The A scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. Read More about Sutter Hospitals Receive A’s for Patient Safety from Leapfrog