“Cash” became the first patient at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento to receive the groundbreaking SPINRAZA treatment on Feb. 1 in the hospital’s pediatric day unit.
Cash, as his family affectionately calls him, lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurological disease characterized by loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and lower brain stem, resulting in severe and progressive muscular atrophy and weakness. Ultimately, individuals with the most severe type of SMA can become paralyzed and have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing.
During a controlled clinical study, infantile-onset SMA patients treated with SPINRAZA achieved and sustained improvement in motor function compared to untreated study participants. In addition, a greater percentage of patients on SPINRAZA survived compared to untreated patients. In open-label studies, some patients achieved milestones such as ability to sit unassisted, stand or walk when they would otherwise be unexpected to do so and maintained milestones at ages when they would be expected to be lost. Read More about Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento Administers First Spinraza Treatment in Sacramento
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.
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 about Why Is There a Red Dress on Sutter Medical Center? It’s for a Good Cause
SACRAMENTO – Just a month into 2017, and two birth milestones have been reached at Sacramento’s newest “baby hospital.”
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 about 10,000th Baby Born at Sacramento’s Newest ‘Baby Hospital’
ROSEVILLE — For Kendall and Jorin Larsen, New Year’s Day is more than parties and football games. Their tradition is to have a baby.
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 about Roseville Couple Ring in New Year with Second Jan. 1 baby
SACRAMENTO – Truven Health Analytics announced this week that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made its list 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 about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Only NorCal Hospital on Top 50 Cardio List
SACRAMENTO – 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 about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event