Rehabilitation

New Pulmonary Rehab Program Already Showing Inspiring Results

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento started a new pulmonary rehabilitation program this year to help patients with pulmonary diseases cope with their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

Lois Lehmann, center, learns exercises from the pulmonary rehab program staff, including Angie Smith, left.

The new program shares space in the SMCS Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, located in the Galleria at 2929 K St., Suite 100.

“Our patients with COPD and other types of pulmonary disease can’t breathe well, and because of this they do less and less. They’re not enjoying their lives anymore,” said Jamie Kowalsky, an SMCS respiratory therapist who is the coordinator of the new program. “We have been amazed at how this program has already changed lives. It’s very inspiring.” Read More

Sutter Health Sponsors Celebrity Golf Fundraiser to Research Youth Brain Injuries

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s Sutter Health signed on to be the title sponsor of a celebrity golf tournament raising funds for research on traumatic brain injuries in high school football and other sports.

Toran Maronic at age 5, left, and age 15, the season before suffering a traumatic brain injury during a football scrimmage. Toran was a Division 1 receiver prospect for Bear River High School.

The Game-Changer Celebrity Golf Classic, headlined by many former Oakland Raiders and other NFL and sports greats, will be held June 16 and 17 at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin, Calif. The event is presented by three nonprofit organizations focused on high school football brain injuries.

“The cooperation between the three nonprofits – T3 Charities, 21 Strong and Practice Like Pros – has been amazing, and the fantastic response from members of the NFL is heart-warming knowing they are supportive of our cause,” said Jeffrey R. Jenkins, M.D., chief medical executive of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “I am also grateful to all of our sponsors for helping bring this issue to the greater public. Because of this spirit of cooperation, we will be able to make a huge difference in the knowledge about detection, prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries among high school athletes.”

The tournament is hosted by the family of 17-year-old Toran Maronic of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, who was a college prospect in football and lacrosse. In June 2016, the wide receiver was brain-injured during a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Specialists believed Toran would never come out of his coma or fully recover, but he did and is now awaiting clearance to pursue playing lacrosse again. He became the first patient enrolled in groundbreaking scientific research on “second-impact syndrome” among high school football players.

Proceeds of the tournament will go to the research project, which is being conducted by Robert C. Cantu, M.D., co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston. The research is sponsored by Practice Like Pros, which encourages high school football programs to hold practices like the NFL does. According to the group, just 2½ percent of NFL injuries happen during practices, while 58 percent of high school injuries occur at practice.

Former Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown and greats Jim Plunkett, Ted Kwalick, Daryle Lamonica, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin and Charles Woodson are among the three-dozen sports celebrities participating in the golf tournament. Every player who signs up will be in a five-some captained by one of the celebrities. Entry and sponsorship fees are tax-deductible. Read More

Sutter Roseville to Hold Job Fair for R.N.s, Other Medical Professionals

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 | 0 comments

SOUTH PLACER COUNTY – Sutter Roseville Medical Center is holding a job fair for registered nurses, therapists and technologists who have acute-care or hospital experience.

Experienced registered nurses and Allied Health professionals are invited to attend the job fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Sutter Roseville Medical Center to discuss the employment opportunities. The job fair will be held in SRMC Conference Room 16, near the hospital’s cafeteria.

Interested professionals can apply for the positions of interest below to register for the event and then join Sutter Health representatives onsite with their resume in hand. Read More

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Receives Accreditations for Amputations, Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 | 0 comments

CARF Also Re-accredits SRI’s Stroke and Brain Injury Programs

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Sutter Rehabilitation Institute this week received accreditation for the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries and amputations from international accrediting body CARF, becoming the only medical rehabilitation center in the greater Sacramento region with an advanced program to provide specialized rehabilitation care for these patients.

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute in Roseville this week received accreditations to treat patients with amputations and spinal cord injuries.

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute in Roseville this week received accreditations to treat patients with amputations and spinal cord injuries.

With the new accreditations, the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute’s spinal cord program is one of eight CARF-accredited programs in California and the amputation program is one out of only four in the state.

In addition to the new accreditations, Sutter Rehabilitation Institute also received re-accreditation for its stroke and brain injury programs. These recognitions represent the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. Read More

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Posted by on May 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Local Facility Achieves Accreditation for Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Stroke

CARF Gold SealRoseville, Calif.  – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute a three-year accreditation for its delivery of state-of-the-art intensive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults disabled by illness or injury.  Sutter Rehabilitation Institute has garnered the three-year CARF designation in comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, with specialty accreditations in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. Read More

Stroke Survivors Head Off to Camp

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 | 0 comments

About 100 stroke survivors and caregivers boarded buses at the Sutter Cancer Center Friday, Sept. 27, that were taking them to the 11th annual Sutter Stroke Camp at the Silver Spur campgrounds in Tuolumne.

A stroke survivor gets on the bus taking him to the Sutter Stroke Camp.

A stroke survivor gets on the bus taking him to the Sutter Stroke Camp.

Founded and organized by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, the Sutter Stroke Camp was the first of its kind in the United States and has spawned other, similar stroke camps across the nation. The camp begins on Friday evening and ends Monday morning, when the campers catch buses back to Sacramento. Read More