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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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
After seconds or even thirds of turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, your stomach may begin to make some strange noises. But when are those noises something to worry about? Gastroenterologist Ronald Hsu, medical director of Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center, has some tips that may help explain the racket your belly is making.
“People may be surprised to learn that those gurgling noises coming from your abdomen don’t actually come from the stomach,” said Dr. Hsu. “They’re generated by the intestines when food particles, gas and other substances move from one end to the other.”
A gentle rumble is usually considered Read More about Is it too much Thanksgiving turkey or is it GERD?