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Sacramento River Cats Hit a Grand Slam at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on May 23, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Players from the Sacramento River Cats, the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, stopped by Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Tuesday during the annual River Cats Caravan.

Sacramento River Cats pitchers Dan Slania, left, and Dusten Knight, right, enjoyed a visit with Ricky on Tuesday during the River Cats Caravan.

“We are so grateful for the players to take time out of their morning – on a game day – to visit the children and their families,” said Amy Medovoy, child life coordinator, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “This visit brightens everyone’s day because the players and Dinger do such a great job with the kids and families. They are wonderful community partners, do such great things in the community, and we are glad they include us.”

The River Cats visited patients in Pediatrics, the pediatric intensive care unit and the pediatric day unit. They stopped to take photos with nurses and Child Life specialists and several babies who were sound asleep in their cribs, but whose families will receive a photo memento for their scrapbooks. Read More

Two Sutter Health Hospitals Named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO —Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named by Modern Healthcare as two of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. They are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the award, which 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.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry was named a 100 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

This is the ninth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the sixth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, part of Sutter Health’s mental health division. It is one of two psychiatric facility recognized.

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 Health affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Respected Doula Program

Posted by on May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Monday, May 15. The applications will be open until May 31.

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.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, 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

Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More

Memorial Medical Center ICU recognized for top performance

Posted by on May 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Unit has been recognized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) as the Top Overall Performer for the West Coast Region of the United States. This achievement is a result of Memorial’s participation in the SCCM’s ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative – a national project aimed at improving outcomes for ICU patients and their families.

“Our MMC Inter-professional team has been working together for 18 months to implement the ABCDEF Bundle of care,” said Terry Lynch,  Clinical Nurse Educator for Memorial’s ICU, “and we have seen the level of care and the outcomes for our patients and families improve steadily over that time. While the patient outcomes are the most important goal, we are honored to know that the Society of Critical Care Medicine recognized our efforts as the best overall for the West Coast Region.”

The collaborative of 67 Hospitals nationally – 23 in the Western Region alone – have been on the cutting edge of ICU care and patient centered management utilizing a bundle of best practices known as the “ABCDEF bundle.” The bundle focuses on improving performance in the following areas:

  • A: Assess, prevent, and manage pain
  • B: Both SAT + SBT (Spontaneous Awakening Trial + Spontaneous Breathing Trial)
  • C: Choice of analgesia and sedation
  • D: Delirium – assess, prevent and manage
  • E: Early Mobility and Exercise
  • F: Family Engagement

“Our ICU team, just like everyone in our medical center, is dedicated to continuous improvement,” said Daryn Kumar, MMC chief executive officer. “We are all extremely proud of the work the team has put into implementing the ABCDEF bundle, and are grateful to them for their commitment to helping our patients and their families.”

Memorial’s ICU performed so well in implementing the bundle that they were awarded the following:

  1. Western Region Top Overall ABCDEF Bundle Compliance/Performance Award
  2. Top A Bundle Performance Award
  3. Top C Bundle Performance Award