Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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Sutter Davis, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Chosen Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Facilities Alone as Best Places for California Hospitals, U.S. Psychiatric Facilities

SACRAMENTO and DAVIS, Calif. — Sutter Davis is the only hospital in California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the lone mental-health facility in the United States to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

This is the seventh year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the fourth time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.

A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

One Last Big Push for the Mother of All Baby Hospitals

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Memorial Ends Its 77-Year Dynasty with Rash of Deliveries

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as "Sacramento's baby hospital."

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as “Sacramento’s baby hospital.”

SACRAMENTO – It wasn’t just a bang: Sacramento’s legendary baby hospital went out fittingly with a boom … a baby boom.

Opening in November 1937 as the first air-conditioned hospital in the West, Sutter Memorial Hospital was just heating up when the lights were turned off at the 77-year-old grand dame of birthing centers.

In less than six hours – from 8 p.m. Friday to 1:46 a.m. Saturday – nine babies were born before Labor & Delivery services moved 2 miles west to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. At that rate, about 36 babies would have been born in 24 hours for the hospital, more than double the average daily deliveries.

Some nurses blamed it on the barometric pressure changes in this summer of weird weather. But we like to think it was one last big push for the mother of all maternity hospitals.

In total, 348,089 babies – about three-quarters of the city of Sacramento’s population – were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital, which was originally named Sutter Maternity Hospital. That total includes 4,870 sets of twins, 174 sets of triplets and 13 sets of quadruplets, including rare identical quads, the Khamsa girls, who became international celebrities overnight in 2002.

On Sunday, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento introduced to world the last baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital – No. 348,089. Josiah Jordan was born healthy and with a full head of hair at 1:46 a.m. at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long. His mother, Iyshiah Lacey, had a due date of Aug. 18, but her water broke and she rushed over to Sutter Memorial just before midnight. Iyshiah and baby Jordan were transferred to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center about 12 hours after his birth. Read More

Sutter Medical Center Receives AHA Gold Award in Heart Failure

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Only Hospital in Sacramento Region to Be Recognized

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

As of July 2015, Sutter Medical Center is the only hospital in the Sacramento region to receive recognition for heart failure in AHA’s Get With The Guidelines program.

Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. Launched in 2005, numerous published studies have demonstrated the program’s success in achieving patient outcome improvements, including reductions in 30-day readmissions.

Sutter Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the patient, proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. These would include ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants, and other appropriate therapies. Before patients are discharged, they also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“Sutter Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure patients,” said David Roberts, M.D., medical director of the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, a regional program that includes Sutter Medical Center. “Implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure program helps us to accomplish this goal by tracking and measuring our success in meeting internationally respected guidelines.”

“We are pleased to recognize Sutter Medical Center for its commitment to heart failure care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients’ length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and also reduce disparity gaps in care.”
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SMCS CEO Named Rising Star Under 40 by Becker’s

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, was named a Rising Star Under 40 by Becker's Hospital Review.

Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, was named a Rising Star Under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review.

SACRAMENTO – Carrie Owen Plietz, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2015 Rising Stars: 25 Health Care Leaders Under 40 publication for the second time in the last three years.

Owen Plietz was also named to the list in 2013 and is the only female CEO in Northern California to be named to this year’s list.

Becker’s selects men and women who have achieved great professional heights in the health care industry at a young age, and these “rising stars” are poised for continued growth throughout the rest of their careers.

Owen Plietz joined Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento in 2011 after serving as COO of Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before Mills-Peninsula, Owen Plietz spent nine years with California Pacific Medical Center.

One of Owen Plietz’s greatest accomplishments this year is the opening of the expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus, including the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, which will take place on Aug. 8.


Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Posted by on May 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Award demonstrates Sutter’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients

SACRAMENTO ― For the third year in a row, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures. Read More

Photo Album Created for 346,500 Bundles of Joy

Posted by on May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

‘Sacramento’s Baby Hospital’ Being Honored with Online Sutter Baby Album

SACRAMENTO – In honor of Sutter Memorial Hospital’s status as “Sacramento’s baby hospital,” Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento  publicly launched a Sutter Baby Album today, inviting anyone born or who gave birth at Sutter Memorial to upload their baby photo to and share it on their favorite social media sites.

Baby albumSutter Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1937 as Sutter Maternity Hospital in East Sacramento, has been the birthplace of 346,500 babies … about two-thirds of the population of the City of Sacramento. Upon its opening, it was the first air-conditioned hospital in California and the first to incorporate isolation techniques to prevent the spread of infection.

After World War II, the hospital was renamed Sutter Memorial Hospital and, in addition to birthing services, became the home of Sutter Heart & Vascular Services and Sutter Children’s Center, which includes the groundbreaking, lifesaving neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.

More than 77 years later, the hospital is being vacated in August. Maternity services will travel two miles west to the new Anderson Luccetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Sutter Medical Center’s midtown campus, just off the Capital City Freeway. The new hospital will continue the same quality care that has been Sutter Memorial’s trademark, but in a new family-oriented setting with the latest technology, all-private rooms, and penthouse views of the city from the top patient floor as a reward to mothers who just delivered. Read More