ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Roseville Medical Center this week unveiled its new Infusion Center, a centerpiece of a comprehensive cancer center on the Sutter Roseville campus that also includes offices for oncology specialists and surgeons.
The new 13,500-square-foot Infusion Center was designed after much feedback from cancer patients who will use the new facility. For many cancer patients, the new Infusion Center will become a second home, requiring them to stay up to 10 hours a day with several sessions a week, and their care can last for months and even years.
“It’s incredibly comfortable and more calming here,” said longtime multiple sclerosis patient Shawna Lopez of Lincoln, whose monthly visits last more than five hours. She said in the past she would be isolated in a room, where it was tough to while away the hours. The new infusion bays are large and open, with curtains that can be closed if patients want privacy. “Most of us like to talk to each other,” she said, “so this is perfect.”
Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s growing infusion program has been bursting at the seams, with an increase in patients making the move to a larger facility necessary. Previously, infusion services were split into two locations on the Sutter Roseville campus.
That all changed Monday. The new Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville opened a consolidated Infusion Center on the second floor with 42 infusion bays – up from 33 bays in the former locations – with plenty of space to grow. In addition, a dedicated pharmacy was constructed inside the Infusion Center and will allow for a more efficient process for preparing the medications and delivering them to the patient bays. Read More about Patients, Staff Praise New Sutter Roseville Infusion Center
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento on Wednesday became the first hospital in California to use the next-generation robotic surgery system called the da Vinci Xi, which provides 3-D, high-definition visualization and greater dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon as well as less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient.
Steven C. Patching, M.D., who in 1993 was the first to use laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery in the Sacramento region, became the first surgeon in California to complete a procedure – a gallbladder removal – using the new da Vinci Xi system.
The da Vinci Xi, which was approved by the FDA in April, has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci system, with the adaptability to be used across an array of surgeries in urology, gynecology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.
The Xi possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient. The da Vinci Xi system’s new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Pioneers Most-Advanced Surgical Robot in California
YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley announced today it has achieved Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley within the top 10 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays. Read More about Sutter Surgical Hospital Named a 2014 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients
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
Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Reduces Hospitalizations, Health Care Costs
Yuba City, Calif. – Even with a history of cervical cancer and heart problems, 92-year-old Enes Cereni of South San Francisco says she enjoys time with her husband of 63 years and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren thanks to Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® program, which launched in Solano, Sonoma and San Mateo counties recently, as well as in the East Bay Region and in San Francisco. Beginning today, patients with late-stage chronic illness in the Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Home Health & Hospice’s service area can access the same resources and support available to Mrs. Cereni through AIM’s next major expansion in Northern California. The expansion extends access to eligible Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Medical Group physician patients in Yuba and Sutter counties. Read More about Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Illness Management Program in Yuba and Sutter Counties
More than $300,000 raised to enhance local surgery services
JACKSON, Calif. – Thanks to generous community support, the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation raised more than $168,000 toward the 2013 Matching Grant exceeding their goal of $150,000. Community members’ investments were doubled thanks to Sutter Health’s matching grant program – bringing the grand total to $318,000. This valuable funding will improve access and strengthen surgical care in Amador County with proceeds designated for orthopedic and general surgical equipment. Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital, Community Exceed 2013 Matching Grant Goal