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.
“We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our Read More about ASGE Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith’s Endoscopy Department
Ellen Carlson, RN, has accepted the new position of the Oncology Nurse Navigator at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. As the Oncology Nurse Navigator, Carlson will offer individualized assistance to breast cancer patients, their families and caregivers. She will assess the patient’s clinical needs, provide education and will assist with managing the complex needs of a cancer diagnosis, collaborating on the patient’s behalf with other clinicians. Once this service is established, Carlson will assist all oncology patients.
Above all, Carlson will be supportive. The hospital Oncology Nurse Navigator position was created at the hospital in order to offer cancer patients a professional hand during a stressful, emotional and difficult time.
“When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she is faced with dozens of decisions,” said Carlson. “She’ll have to decide Read More about Oncology Nurse Navigator Assists Breast Cancer Patients at Sutter Auburn Faith
For the third consecutive year, VHA West Coast recognized Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in the West Coast Region Awards for achieving excellence in clinically recognized performance measures. This recognition honors the physicians, nurses, administrators and staff at each organization for their work in achieving a silver 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 five organizations in the region to receive recognition in 2014.
All VHA West Coast acute facilities are eligible for inclusion in the recognition program. Specifically, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital was recognized for Read More about VHA West Coast Recognizes Sutter Auburn Faith for Third Year
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region today earned recognition as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics. The 15 Top Health Systems study is part of the esteemed 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics.
“The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems® study is a real testament to the hard work and compassion of our physicians, nurses, clinical staff and employees,” said Regional President James Conforti. “Recognitions such as this are some of the most meaningful because they signify all the extraordinary work we put into practice that help us enhance the quality and safety of patient care.” Read More about Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems
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 meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent Read More about Sutter Auburn Faith Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition