Children’s Services

Why Is There a Red Dress on Sutter Medical Center? It’s for a Good Cause

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Drivers at night time on the Capital City Freeway in February are seeing a red dress illuminated on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Ose Adams Medical Pavilion in honor of American Heart Month.

A red dress is “floating” on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento as part of American Heart Month.

Sutter Health in the Valley Area is a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red activities that draw attention to heart disease and stroke that take the lives of 1 in 3 women each year.

“This is a cause Sutter Health has supported for many years in the greater Sacramento area, and now we’re starting to make a big push beyond this region into Stockton and Modesto, so we hope it only continues to grow from here,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and board chair for the Sacramento division of the American Heart Association. “Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, and we want more women to be aware that this is their greatest health threat. We are truly thankful to see our communities embrace the Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness and help women live longer, healthier lives.” Read More

10,000th Baby Born at Sacramento’s Newest ‘Baby Hospital’

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Just a month into 2017, and two birth milestones have been reached at Sacramento’s newest “baby hospital.”

This is the baby that started it all: Dominic Brown was the first baby born at the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Aug. 8, 2015. With him are mom and dad, Jeannette and Travis Brown, and Sutter R.N. Debbie Champney.

The 10,000th mother was delivered on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus. That followed the news that on Jan. 20, the 10,000th baby was born (counting all babies delivered, including multiples). Both milestones occurred less than 18 months after the new facility opened and birthing services were moved from the grand dame of maternity centers, Sutter Memorial Hospital.

The total number of babies for 2016 – the first full year for the Women’s and Children’s Center – was 6,844, making it the second highest number of births in one year at Sutter Medical Center in its 93-year existence. The record is 6,995 during 1993 at Sutter Memorial Hospital, when the nation was going through a baby boom of sorts. During Sutter Memorial’s last full year, 2014, there were 5,438 babies born.

However, 2016 did set a record – for most babies born in one month. In August 2016, 627 babies were delivered. Read More

Roseville Couple Ring in New Year with Second Jan. 1 baby

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE — For Kendall and Jorin Larsen, New Year’s Day is more than parties and football games. Their tradition is to have a baby.

Dad Jorin and Mom Kendall hold their baby, Mack, who was the first newborn at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 2017.

Dad Jorin and Mom Kendall hold their baby, Mack, who was the first newborn at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 2017.

On Jan. 1, 2015, the couple had a baby girl, Olive, at 5:55 a.m. Two years later on Jan. 1, 2017, the couple gave birth to a boy, Mack, who was born at 3:54 a.m., becoming the first baby born in 2017 at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

“New Year’s Day is our favorite day to have a baby,” said mom, Kendall, with a laugh. Both babies were due on Jan. 3, arriving two days early. Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Only NorCal Hospital on Top 50 Cardio List

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Truven Health Analytics announced this week that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made its list2017-Cardio-Sample-Report-page-001 of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. Sutter Medical Center was the only Northern California hospital named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and the only California hospital in the group of “Top Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”

Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, headquartered at Sutter Medical Center, offers the most comprehensive care for cardiovascular patients in the greater Sacramento region. It saves the lives of hundreds of Northern Californians with its Advanced Heart Therapy Services, including heart transplants, ventricular assist devices, valve replacements such as TAVR, and many other life-saving surgeries and cath lab procedures. Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 | 0 comments

IMG_0095SACRAMENTO – Dozens of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and siblings of NICU patients paraded the lobby and breezeways at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Monday to celebrate Halloween.

Employees from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento set up trick or treat stations and carnival games on the first and second floors of the hospital, allowing children to collect non-food treats for the holiday.

This was the second year for the event and it was an even bigger success this year than in its debut in 2015. Read More

SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recognized with CSAC Challenge Award

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 | 0 comments

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in partnership with First 5 Amador and Amador County Public Health, was recognized with the 2016 California State Association of Counties Challenge Award.

Angel Bloom applies fluoride varnish to Amiyah Smith's teeth during a recent well-check visit to Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office in Jackson.

Angel Bloom applies fluoride varnish to Amiyah Smith’s teeth during a recent well-check visit to Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office in Jackson.

Challenge Awards recognize the innovation and best practices in county government as they find effective, cost-saving ways to provide program and services to their citizens.

The program, Improving Oral Health for Amador’s Children, provided funding for approximately 10 years for oral health education, screenings and fluoride varnish treatment for children in preschools, playgroups and childcare centers. In an effort to reach more children, free screenings and fluoride varnish treatments were provided by volunteer dental hygienists to approximately 100 children at annual children’s fairs as well as in a medical setting such as the Amador Pediatrics office, which launched a pilot in December 2014. Read More