Women’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 Imaging in Fairfield Offers Free Mammograms to Underinsured Women in Solano County

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 | 0 comments

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, Oct. 8.

It is one of eight Sutter Imaging sites in the greater Sacramento/Solano region that have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said David Totah, Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services manager for Sutter Medical Foundation in Solano County. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance or who have high copayments. We want to help create better access for them and put them on a path toward wellness.”

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Sutter Amador Hospital Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital hosted its 10th annual World Breastfeeding Celebration luncheon in the Outpatient Services Center on August 4. More than 90 mothers who attended the Breastfeeding Success group in the last year were invited.

Dozens of local mothers and their children attended the celebration for World Breastfeeding Week at Sutter Amador Hospital.

Dozens of local mothers and their children attended the celebration for World Breastfeeding Week at Sutter Amador Hospital.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year, August 1-7, in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe. The 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.

“Breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-beingA from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share,” said Jane Snyder, R.N., Family Birth Center, SAH. “Breastfeeding provides nutrition, food security and, thus, poverty reduction. Breastfeeding also increases the survival, health and well-being of people everywhere.” Read More

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley Ranks 2nd in State for Patient Recommendations

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley was rated as the second-highest in patient satisfaction in California when discharged patients were asked if they would recommend the hospital to family and friends.

Surgeon Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., is one of several caregivers who helped Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley receive some of the best patient satisfaction scores in the state.

Surgeon Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., is one of several caregivers who helped Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley receive some of the best patient satisfaction scores in the state.

Ninety-four percent of Sutter Surgical Hospital patients responded “definitely yes” when asked, “Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?” in the national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS, pronounced H-caps) survey. The latest figures are reported on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website and were collected between July 2014 and June 2015.

The 94 percent rating is much higher than the California average of 69 percent and the national average of 71 percent. In California, only Patients’ Hospital of Redding received a higher score, 97 percent. Another Sutter Health hospital, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, ranked third with 92 percent.

The survey question’s results were recently published online in Becker’s Hospital Review in a story titled, “Top 6 California hospitals patients would definitely recommend.” Read More