SACRAMENTO – Richard Riemer, D.O., Sutter Neuroscience Institute’s regional medical director of Sutter Spine Care, was named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California during its annual award presentation in February.
Dr. Riemer is a Sacramento neurologist who specializes in the evaluation of spine disorders and pain, as well as the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide array of neurological conditions. He is on the OPSC Board of Directors and has served on multiple OPSC committees, including a two-year stint as chairman of the Legislative Committee.
The award is presented by OPSC to a D.O. – a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – who best exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding osteopathic physician. Taken into account are such qualities as dedication and devotion to the profession, activity in the osteopathic community, and activity in the community in which the individual lives and works. Read More about Richard Riemer Named Physician of the Year by State Group
Donut Dash ‘Seis’: Participants Run 4 Miles and Eat 4 Doughnuts in Support of Sutter Children’s Center Child Life Program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Approximately 2,500 participants will take part in the sixth annual Donut Dash Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento to raise money for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. This unusual 4-mile race has runners stopping at the 2-mile mark to eat four doughnuts at Marie’s Donuts, then running 2 more miles to the finish line. The event is organized by Zack Wandell, a volunteer at Sutter Children’s Center. Last year, the event donated $40,000 to support the Child Life Program, which will help pay for new programs to help children and families cope with their medical experience while in the hospital. With funds raised last year, the hospital was able to start a music therapy program.
Among the participants will be four-time Donut Dash winner Chikara Omine and Katie Abbot, both of whom are looking to efend their titles. For more information on the event, visit www.DonutDash.org.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Davis Hospital were named two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics based on their overall organizational performance. The two Sutter hospitals were the only winners in the Sacramento region; the only other hospital in Northern California to make the list was Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
This is the fourth time and second consecutive year that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been recognized with this honor, and the fifth time and fourth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital received the award. The past two years, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was also named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sutter Davis Lauded as Top Hospitals in Nation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been granted a three-year, full reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Breast Cancer Program Accredited by the NAPBC
ANNISTON, Al. – Emergency responders, public health specialists and healthcare professionals from across Northern California, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 8-14.
The Northern California students ranged from paramedics to public health specialists. The center offered four separate courses, depending on the responders’ area of expertise. The students trained within their classes the first four days. During that time, they learned advanced response techniques, hazardous material decontamination procedures and emergency operations. On Friday, the 158 students came together to participate in an integrated capstone event or ICE respond to an earthquake Read More about N. Calif. Emergency responders, healthcare professionals participate in FEMA mass casualty training
SACRAMENTO – Sutter General Hospital had commuters seeing red Thursday night … but in a good way.
The hospital is celebrating American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 7, by bathing the hospital’s side facing the Capital City Freeway in red light. The red glow will continue each night through Feb. 13.
While Sutter General Hospital may be the most visible due to its proximity to the freeway, several other Sacramento buildings, businesses and community groups are going red and participating in “Go Red” activities to help draw attention to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.
“We are humbled by the outpouring of support from the Sacramento region and truly believe this will be the reddest heart month we’ve seen locally,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association. “It’s really inspiring to see so many people come together to take up the cause and join the fight against heart disease. We hope our messages resonate beyond February and encourage the local community to go red and speak red throughout the year so we can continue drawing much-needed attention to our number one health threat.”
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