Auburn, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) is now home to a 3D mammography machine. The hospital will have a second 3D mammography unit up and running later this year.
3D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, captures images of each breast at every degree over a 15 degree arc in two planes. This creates hundreds of images of the breast rather than the traditional four images provided by a digital mammogram with a similar radiation dose. Tomosynthesis images allow the radiologist to scan through the breast in 1 millimeter increments, enabling the radiologist to differentiate overlapping breast tissue simulating a mass from a true breast cancer. This increases breast cancer detection and decreases the need for additional images and biopsies allowing for quicker diagnosis and peace of mind for patients.
SACRAMENTO – Three Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region affiliates were recognized this week as being a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Solano Medical Center were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The affiliates are three of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. Read More about Three Sutter Affiliates Earn Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital were recognized for Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Injury Falls by CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database, which announced its annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize exceptional hospitals for outstanding performance in the areas of reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls and infections. 130 hospitals are recognized for their commitment and dedication to nursing quality.
This year’s winners represent hospitals of various sizes and affiliation. These hospitals have a long and consistent track record of monitoring and measuring performance with the CALNOC registry in order to deliver the highest standard of care to their communities.
AUBURN, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Stroke Care. These distinctions place SAFH among the top 2 percent of all hospitals for both services. In addition, SAFH is a recipient of the HealthgradesGI Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for GI medical treatment for two years in a row. Read More about Healthgrades Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for Stroke, GI Care
AUBURN – With National Stroke Awareness Month upon us, it’s only fitting that Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital unveiled its $1.2 million investment in a state-of-the-art 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that will help diagnose strokes faster – and do so much more.
The equipment, which became a reality through matching grants raised from the community in 2013, is the first of its kind in the Sacramento region. It will be able to capture images more quickly and emits a lower dose of radiation – 40 percent less – than its predecessor. Read More about CT Scanner First of its Kind in Sacramento Region
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Endoscopy Department as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality endoscopy in the U.S. SAFH is one of more than 450 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Recognition program honors endoscopy departments that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff excellence.
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