Sutter Coast Hospital will soon be home to an infusion center. Construction on the new facility began this month.
“The new addition to our campus will allow our patients to receive care close to home instead of driving two hours or more for treatment,” said Sutter Coast CEO Mitch Hanna. “We are happy to provide this much needed service to our cancer patients in Del Norte County. ”
The new 6,000 square-foot infusion center will be a part of a comprehensive facility on the Sutter Coast campus that allows infusion patients to receive their care in one location. The new center will feature nine large infusion bays and an oncology clinic with two exam rooms. In addition to administering traditional chemotherapy drugs, the center will also feature newer targeted drugs, blood transfusions, iron infusions, gammaglobulin infusions and immune-therapy infusions. Read More about Sutter Coast Hospital Begins Construction On New Infusion Center
After a half-century with Sutter Coast Hospital, Jerry Cutsforth, clinical laboratory scientist, retires from the hospital after more than 55 years of service.
Sutter Coast Hospital staff, friends, patients and physicians gathered to celebrate and honor Jerry and wish him a fond goodbye.
“I was just 22 when I first moved to Crescent City and started working at Seaside Hospital,” said Cutsforth, now 78 years old. “I had polio as a child and as a result became very interested in science and working in a hospital environment.”
Jerry started his career in the Lab because he enjoyed the hands-on learning and has been there ever since. He said the technological advancements in the field were tremendous in the span of his career, making his job easier and allowing him to be more efficient. Although he still fondly remembers the days when he would count out 100 blood cells on a slide for a blood test. Read More about Sutter Coast Employee Retires After 55 Years At Hospital
CRESCENT CITY – Sutter Coast Hospital is eliminating the road blocks to recovery by offering a new Transportation Assistance program to help patients return home from distant care.
The program started on Dec. 21, and provides qualified patients assistance in returning home when they need to travel outside the local area for specialty or emergency care. The new program is a financial assistance program funded through a partnership between Sutter Coast Hospital and local agencies that include the Del Norte Transportation Planning Agency, Open Door Community Health Center and Del Norte County.
“Non-emergency medical transportation was one of our highest priorities of unmet needs in this area prior to the new transportation assistance program,” said Tamera Leighton, executive director for Del Norte Local Transportation Commission. “We are grateful to have a strong partner in Sutter Coast Hospital to address this issue.” Read More about Sutter Coast Hospital Partners To Provide Transportation Assistance To Patients