Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
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 about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
‘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 www.sutterbabies.org and share it on their favorite social media sites.
Sutter 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 about Photo Album Created for 346,500 Bundles of Joy
SACRAMENTO — The Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been designated as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
This recognition is the highest level a center can receive in the treatment of patients with complex epilepsy. SMCS is one of nine hospitals in California to receive Level 4 designation and one of two Sutter hospitals – California Pacific Medical Center being the other.
Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been designated as a Level 4 Center since 2005.
“It takes our entire team – physicians, nurses, EEG technicians, diagnostic imaging team and all those involved in providing the professional expertise necessary in treating complex epilepsy – to make this recognition possible,” said Andrew Pete, regional program manager at Sutter Neuroscience Institute.
SACRAMENTO — Truven Health Analytics today named Sutter Health hospitals Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. Truven, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, has conducted this study annually since 1993.
“Our hospitals and doctor groups consistently rank among California’s highest performers,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer. “Our entire not-for-profit network congratulates these Sutter hospitals for earning these prestigious recognitions.”
This is the fifth time and third year in a row that SMCS received this honor, and the first time STCH won the award. Read More about Sutter Medical Center Named a ‘100 Top Hospital’ in Nation for Third Straight Year
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento is partnering with UC Davis School of Education for the 11th annual “Words Take Wing” on Feb. 9 and 10. “Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature” will feature award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, whose children’s books and storytelling abilities delight audiences of all ages.
“Words Take Wing” features a unique opportunity for the public to meet this renowned author. Read More about Sutter Health, UC Davis Partner for ‘Words Take Wing’ Events
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the only Northern California medical center named on Truven Health Analytics’ 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2015, the third year in a row the Sutter hospital has received this honor. It is also the only California hospital to be honored under the category of “Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”
Truven Health Analytics, a leading, unbiased provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, is the same organization that named Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals the past two years.
According to Truven, this year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study provides key industry insights, including the fact that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners:
- Nearly 9,500 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 3,000 more bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.
- More than $1.1 billion could be saved.