SACRAMENTO – Four Sutter Health affiliates – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch and Sutter Eden Hospital in Castro Valley – received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s October 2015 Safety Scores announced on Wednesday. The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
This was Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s sixth “A” score and Sutter Davis Hospital’s fifth “A” score since The Leapfrog Group started tracking safety scores in June 2012. Eden Medical Center received an “A” for the fifth straight reporting period. This was Sutter Delta Medical Center’s first “A” score.
“We work very hard to provide a safe environment, exceptional service and quality care at all of our Sutter affiliates,” said James Conforti, president, Sutter Health Valley Area. “The Leapfrog ranking demonstrates how we partner with one another and our quality and safety experts to make a difference for those in our communities.”
Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice a year based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry each ranked in the top 15 of their respective categories when Modern Healthcare revealed its Best Places to Work rankings during the Best Places to Work Gala on Oct. 14 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Sutter Davis Hospital ranked 14th in the Medium Provider Category and 30th overall among all provider categories. Sutter Center for Psychiatry ranked 11th in the Small Provider Category and 32nd among all provider categories.
Jennifer Maher, CEO, SDH, and Don Hartman, Human Resources director, SDH, accepted awards for Sutter Davis Hospital. Jeffrey Symon, director of patient services, SMCS, and Kristin Lawson, HR manager, SMCS, accepted the award for Sutter Center for Psychiatry.
Sutter Davis Hospital was named as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare for the seventh year in a row and was the only hospital in California to make the list. Sutter Center for Psychiatry made the list for the fourth year and was the lone mental-health facility to make the list.
Sutter Facilities Alone as Best Places for California Hospitals, U.S. Psychiatric Facilities
SACRAMENTO and DAVIS, Calif. — Sutter Davis is the only hospital in California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the lone mental-health facility in the United States to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
This is the seventh year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the fourth time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.
A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More about Sutter Davis, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Chosen Best Places to Work in Healthcare
DAVIS, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital is now accepting applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program. The online application is open from Aug. 23- Sept. 1.
Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.
“We greatly appreciate having prospective volunteer doulas join our labor support team,” said Kim Andersen Johnson, R.N.C., doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More about Sutter Davis Accepting Applications for Doula Program
DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to join its diverse team.
Prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the information desk, patient services, Emergency Department, surgery center, gift shop and blood pressure clinic.
Volunteers are asked to staff two four-hour shifts per month, for a minimum one-year commitment. Prospective volunteers, in good health, receive a background check, two tuberculosis tests and three months of on-the-job training in their preferred area of service. Read More about Spring Into Volunteerism with Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary
The 2015 list includes both health care providers – medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health providers and hospitals and health systems – along with other types of health care-specific companies, such as consulting firms, technology providers and professional organizations. Read More about Sutter Davis Hospital Named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare