FAIRFIELD, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, Oct. 8.
It is one of eight Sutter Imaging sites in the greater Sacramento/Solano region that have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.
“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said David Totah, Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services manager for Sutter Medical Foundation in Solano County. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance or who have high copayments. We want to help create better access for them and put them on a path toward wellness.”
VALLEJO – Employees, managers, administrators and physicians gathered to dedicate Sutter Solano Medical Center’s refurbished chapel on Monday in a formal ceremony.
The 415-square-foot chapel is the concluding piece of an overall hospital enhancement project that began in May 2015.
“The chapel and our spiritual care program are very important elements to our hospital,” said John Boyd, CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “We are excited to offer this beautiful space to our patients, their loved ones and our staff to help them find solace during a difficult time.”
The chapel has been designed to nurture spiritual practices to help the hospital’s visitors and employees cope with the ongoing stress of the hospital environment. The room has been arranged by Sutter Solano’s chaplains to accommodate the diverse spiritual practices of the community. Read More about Sutter Solano Medical Center Dedicates Refurbished Chapel
VALLEJO, Calif. – Sutter Health donated $30,000 to the “Walking for Health” program allowing more than 150 Vallejo seniors to be fitted with new shoes and socks on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.
The “Walking for Health” program was organized by the senior center with funds donated from Sutter Health for shoes, socks and program enhancements. In collaboration with Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Sutter Health and the senior center plan to reach more than 500 Vallejo senior citizens through the initiative.
“It fills us with pride and gives us great joy to be able to partner with incredible community-based organizations like the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to make days like today possible,” said James Wood, manager, business development, Sutter Solano Medical Center.
Officials at the senior center hope to inspire Vallejo senior citizens to walk and exercise through the “Walking for Health” program.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many benefits of walking, including improved circulation, stronger muscles, improved sleep, better joint support, decreased mental decline, lower Alzheimer’s risk and more. Read More about Sutter Health Issues Grant to Benefit ‘Walking for Health’ Program
VALLEJO, Calif. — Sutter Solano Cancer Center, part of Sutter Solano Medical Center, has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
“We are excited that the NAPBC has acknowledged our center with this accreditation,” said Tracy Geddis, assistant administrator, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “Our team works tirelessly to provide quality care to our breast cancer patients while also offering an array of programs and services that fit the needs of our community. This accreditation shows the community that we are a premier facility for their breast care needs.” Read More about Sutter Solano Cancer Center Earns NAPBC Accreditation
VALLEJO, Calif. – The labor and delivery staff at Sutter Solano Medical Center came to the rescue of a mother and father who pulled up to the hospital just in the nick of time.
With several labor and delivery nurses and staff members huddled around the family’s car, the staff delivered a healthy baby boy, Manuel, at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 18 – right there in the car. Read More about Sutter Solano Medical Center Staff Delivers Baby in Car
VALLEJO – Sutter Solano Cancer Center hosted more than 20 cancer survivors, their loved ones and caregivers for a survivor reception Tuesday evening leading up to Vallejo’s Relay for Life event.
The event was held in partnership with the American Cancer Society.
Rick Siefke a social worker at Sutter Solano Medical Center, shared personal and professional experiences with cancer and explained the resources available to the community through the American Cancer Society. Rick is a nine-year cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Basel cell skin cancer. For 19 years, he has worked with cancer patients and their loved ones both as a volunteer with American Cancer Society and as a professional in the health care industry. Read More about Sutter Solano Cancer Center Hosts First-Ever Survivor Reception