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.
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 about Longtime Arizona Hospital CEO Takes Reins of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
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.
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 about Sutter’s ROBODOC Inducted into the Smithsonian
CARF Also Re-accredits SRI’s Stroke and Brain Injury Programs
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Sutter Rehabilitation Institute this week received accreditation for the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries and amputations from international accrediting body CARF, becoming the only medical rehabilitation center in the greater Sacramento region with an advanced program to provide specialized rehabilitation care for these patients.
With the new accreditations, the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute’s spinal cord program is one of eight CARF-accredited programs in California and the amputation program is one out of only four in the state.
In addition to the new accreditations, Sutter Rehabilitation Institute also received re-accreditation for its stroke and brain injury programs. These recognitions represent the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. Read More about Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Receives Accreditations for Amputations, Spinal Cord Injuries
SACRAMENTO – With mental health advocate and Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg calling it “a great day” for Sacramento, Sutter Center for Psychiatry unveiled its new, larger Outpatient Center this week and announced plans to expand its behavioral health services to include an after-work program for adults and an after-school program for adolescents.
The new Sutter Center for Psychiatry Outpatient Center located at 7919 Folsom Blvd. contains 10,000 square feet – nearly twice as much space as the former outpatient center – and has been designed to aid in the wellness process. Soothing, full-wall nature scenes welcome visitors and patients, and each group room was personally designed by the therapists in order to maximize their therapy style and sessions.
“The expanded program capacity comes with new and beautiful space that is designed with the healing environment in mind,” said Sutter Center for Psychiatry CEO John Boyd. “The Outpatient Center’s programs use evidence-based treatment and support that are key components of our overall continuum-of-care services available within Sutter Health.” Read More about Mayor-elect Steinberg Praises Sutter Expansion of Mental Health Services
SACRAMENTO – Truven Health Analytics announced this week that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made its list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. Sutter Medical Center was the only Northern California hospital named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and the only California hospital in the group of “Top Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”
Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, headquartered at Sutter Medical Center, offers the most comprehensive care for cardiovascular patients in the greater Sacramento region. It saves the lives of hundreds of Northern Californians with its Advanced Heart Therapy Services, including heart transplants, ventricular assist devices, valve replacements such as TAVR, and many other life-saving surgeries and cath lab procedures. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Only NorCal Hospital on Top 50 Cardio List
SACRAMENTO – Dozens of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and siblings of NICU patients paraded the lobby and breezeways at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Monday to celebrate Halloween.
Employees from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento set up trick or treat stations and carnival games on the first and second floors of the hospital, allowing children to collect non-food treats for the holiday.
This was the second year for the event and it was an even bigger success this year than in its debut in 2015. Read More about Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event