ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Roseville Medical Center this week unveiled its new Infusion Center, a centerpiece of a comprehensive cancer center on the Sutter Roseville campus that also includes offices for oncology specialists and surgeons.
The new 13,500-square-foot Infusion Center was designed after much feedback from cancer patients who will use the new facility. For many cancer patients, the new Infusion Center will become a second home, requiring them to stay up to 10 hours a day with several sessions a week, and their care can last for months and even years.
“It’s incredibly comfortable and more calming here,” said longtime multiple sclerosis patient Shawna Lopez of Lincoln, whose monthly visits last more than five hours. She said in the past she would be isolated in a room, where it was tough to while away the hours. The new infusion bays are large and open, with curtains that can be closed if patients want privacy. “Most of us like to talk to each other,” she said, “so this is perfect.”
Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s growing infusion program has been bursting at the seams, with an increase in patients making the move to a larger facility necessary. Previously, infusion services were split into two locations on the Sutter Roseville campus.
That all changed Monday. The new Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville opened a consolidated Infusion Center on the second floor with 42 infusion bays – up from 33 bays in the former locations – with plenty of space to grow. In addition, a dedicated pharmacy was constructed inside the Infusion Center and will allow for a more efficient process for preparing the medications and delivering them to the patient bays. Read More about Patients, Staff Praise New Sutter Roseville Infusion Center
ROSEVILLE –Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC) dedicated its new chapel today, highlighting the beautiful space available to patients, visitors and staff that offers a stained glass window created by Chico artist Mick Needham.
Hospital staff, volunteers, chaplains and the construction team were invited to celebrate the formal opening of the space. The SRMC chapel offers a quiet place for everyone at the hospital to go and gather their thoughts.
“We want our chapel to be a peaceful, quiet place for everyone, no matter their denomination or faith tradition, to come and pray, meditate or simply just sit and reflect,” said Gerald Jones, SRMC director of pastoral care. “We are very excited to have such a beautiful piece of art incorporated into our new space to welcome everyone.”
Needham, a Chico native, operates Needham Studios with his two sons and was selected to create the piece through a national search. Throughout his 45-year career, the studio has produced glass for numerous area churches and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s restaurant in Chico, to name a few.
“It’s rewarding to be able to create a dynamic piece that helps provide peace and calm for people who may be having a hard time,” said Needham. “I was simply inspired by the local landscape as I walked with Gerald and discussed the project.”
The new chapel was made possible through donations to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation (SRMCF).
“We are so excited to have this great space that highlights the beautiful area we live in, all while promoting a local artists and providing a quiet and serene place for our patients and family members,” said Patricia Marquez, SRMCF executive director.
SRMC developed a new chapel space to allow for the expansion of its pharmacy, which will enhance patient and physician pharmacy services.
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center have ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Sacramento metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging health issues for patients.
“We have a strong culture of caring and clinical excellence,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “It is our care teams’ commitment to the patient experience and their clinical expertise that makes recognitions such as this from U.S. News & World Report even possible.”
“This distinction is very meaningful for our patients,” said Pat Brady, CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. “These rankings are based on quality and safety data analysis, and are designed to help patients and families make informed choices about their specialized care needs. We are honored to receive such a significant acknowledgment of our quality.” Read More about U.S. News & World Report Names Two Sutter Hospitals Among Best in Sacramento Metro Area
Local Facility Achieves Accreditation for Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, Stroke
Roseville, Calif. – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute a three-year accreditation for its delivery of state-of-the-art intensive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults disabled by illness or injury. Sutter Rehabilitation Institute has garnered the three-year CARF designation in comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, with specialty accreditations in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. Read More about Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region today earned recognition as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics. The 15 Top Health Systems study is part of the esteemed 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics.
“The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems® study is a real testament to the hard work and compassion of our physicians, nurses, clinical staff and employees,” said Regional President James Conforti. “Recognitions such as this are some of the most meaningful because they signify all the extraordinary work we put into practice that help us enhance the quality and safety of patient care.” Read More about Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
By Ronald Hsu, M.D., FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FACP
Most people acknowledge the value of preventive medicine, so they consent to blood tests and undergo screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears (women) or prostate exams (men) to protect their health. There is significant trepidation about colonoscopies, however, despite the fact that this screening tool is unique in that it not only detects cancer, but can also prevent it.
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