Sutter Coast Hospital

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More

Sutter Coast Doctor To Speak To Community About Colon Cancer

Posted by on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital is helping educate the community about ways to prevent colon cancer.

On May 8, Richard Adrouny, M.D. oncologist at Sutter Coast Hospital, will host a discussion on colon cancer and ways to reduce your risk as part of the hospital’s ongoing community wellness program.

“Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.,” said Dr. Adrouny. “It’s important to get the word out about early detection and ways to prevent risk.”

The free event will take place at the Del Norte Senior Center.

  • Monday, May 8
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City
  • No pre-registration necessary

For more information, please call 707-464-8923.

Sutter Coast Hospital Begins Construction On New Infusion Center

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | 0 comments

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

Sutter Coast Employee Retires After 55 Years At Hospital

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | 0 comments

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.

Jerry Cutsforth in 1960.

“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

Sutter Coast Hospital Partners To Provide Transportation Assistance To Patients

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 | 0 comments

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