Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Designated as Level 4 Center

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

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.

Sutter Medical Center Named a ‘100 Top Hospital’ in Nation for Third Straight Year

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | 0 comments

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.

100Top_2015_PRINT_hiresThe 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

Sutter Health, UC Davis Partner for ‘Words Take Wing’ Events

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

SACRAMENTOSutter 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

Sutter Medical Center Rated Best Cardiac Hospital in Northern California

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | 0 comments

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.”

50TopCardioTruven 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.

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Heart Surgeon Extends Life of Obstetrician Who Gave Him Life

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Longtime Sutter Memorial Hospital obstetrician Jim Affleck, M.D., is very grateful to have delivered little Bobby Kincade 45 years ago. Because last month, Sutter heart surgeon Robert Kincade, M.D., assisted in the implantation of a new valve that should extend Dr. Affleck’s life by many years.

James Affleck, M.D., right, shows off a model of a TAVR, a new valve implanted in his heart. At left is Robert Kincade, M.D., whom Dr. Affleck delivered 40 years previously. Dr. Kincade was co-surgeon in the operation that extended Dr. Affleck's life.

James Affleck, M.D., right, shows off a model of a TAVR, a new valve implanted in his heart. At left is Robert Kincade, M.D., whom Dr. Affleck delivered 40 years previously. Dr. Kincade was co-surgeon in the operation that extended Dr. Affleck’s life.

Dr. Affleck delivered nearly 4,000 Sacramento-area babies in his 35-year career as an OB/GYN at Sutter Memorial Hospital, considered by locals as “Sacramento’s baby hospital” where nearly 350,000 babies have been born since 1937. After meeting Dr. Affleck in the Sutter Valve Clinic at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kincade called his mom to find out who delivered him. She said it was Dr. Affleck, and Dr. Kincade found his birth certificate to confirm it.

Dr. Kincade is the medical director of the Sutter Transplant and Advanced Therapies Programs, located at Sutter Memorial Hospital, where he was born. Dr. Kincade has been instrumental in bringing many new, groundbreaking heart devices and therapies that save and extend the lives of patients in heart failure, stenosis and other life-threatening diseases.

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Public Can Tour Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction ‘Gallery’

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There's at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There’s at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

SACRAMENTO — The public is invited to tour an unusual, free art gallery through Saturday, Oct. 11. Nearly 500 newly made, donated quilts adorn the walls of the Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento, and its neighboring facilities as part of the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction, which is held every three years to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment programs at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

Started in 1999, it is considered the first of its kind in the nation and has led to the creation of similar fund-raising auctions. More than $550,000 has been raised through the auctioning of 2,500 quilts in the past five auctions.

Most of the donated quilts are currently hanging throughout the halls of the seven-story Sutter Cancer Center, also known as the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Some quilts are also hanging in the bridge that connects the Buhler to Sutter General Hospital, in the Sutter General lobby, and on the first floor hallway of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, which is located across 28th Street from the Buhler Specialty Pavilion.

Most of the quilts will be won through silent auctions, with 50 of the best or unique being auctioned off live on Oct. 11 in the newly remodeled lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Read More