Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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Sutter Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center Foundation has announced the addition of four new community members to its Board of Trustees.

“Our new board members bring great knowledge of the industry and community as well as enthusiasm to the Sutter Medical Center Foundation board. We are excited to have them as we know that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will continue to have a great presence in the community because of their efforts,” said Greg Walaitis, Director, Philanthropy, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Read More

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

Dr. Humphreys Is New Chief of Staff at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for 18 years, has been named the new Chief of Staff for the medical center, succeeding Dineen Greer, M.D.

Hal Humphreys, M.D.

In his new role, Dr. Humphreys will identify strategy and growth plans that will continue to support patients and present new service opportunities. In partnership with the Medical Executive Committee, he will establish the direction and goals for the medical staff for the next two years.

Dr. Humphreys, who served as Vice Chief of Staff for the past two years, worked on the physician engagement committee headed by Dr. Greer for the SMCS expansion, move and EHR go-live that took place in August 2016, and has served as a trustee on the Sutter Medical Center Foundation Board. Read More

Longtime Arizona Hospital CEO Takes Reins of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – A national, yearlong search for a new CEO of Sutter Health’s flagship hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, resulted in the hiring of Dave Cheney, a veteran administrator whose leadership at an Arizona hospital led to several national quality awards.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

New Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Dave Cheney.

Cheney replaces Mike Cohill, who retired after serving as interim CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for the past year. Cheney began his tenure this week.

“We are grateful to Mike Cohill for his outstanding leadership during this transition period as we searched for the perfect fit for one of state’s premier medical centers,” said Grant Davies, CEO of Sutter Health Valley Area Hospitals. “Dave Cheney brings his very strong integrated delivery system experience to Sutter Health, and we will benefit from his reputation as an outstanding coach and mentor to other leaders, his exemplary work with the physician community, and his abilities to build a team-oriented culture.” Read More

Sutter’s ROBODOC Inducted into the Smithsonian

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made history in November 1992 with the surgery of the first person in the nation to be operated on by a robot. Now, 24 years later, Sutter Health is a leader in robotic surgeries, and that first robot, ROBODOC, has been enshrined in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Sutter orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D., center, is shown with partner Hap Paul, right, and the, ROBODOC, left.

Sutter orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D., center, is shown with partner Hap Paul, right, and the prototype of their invention, ROBODOC, left, in this 1990 photo.

ROBODOC is the brainchild of longtime Sutter orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D., and a University of California, Davis veterinarian, Howard “Hap” Paul. With financial help from Sutter Health and IBM, their company started a trend toward more minimally invasive surgeries through the use of robotics that is becoming more commonplace.

ROBODOC was the first innovation that linked two then-burgeoning technologies: robotics and medical imaging. Performing total hip arthroplasty by hand is not always precise, and there is a possibility that the bone may splinter. ROBODOC, a 7-foot-tall articulated arm with a drill on the end, helps prevent these complications through its 3-D image-directed preoperative planning, allowing the computer-guided robot to accurately execute the surgeon’s plan. Better precision means quicker healing and hip replacements that are more stable and potentially last longer. Read More