News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

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 Auburn Faith Hospital Launches Telestroke Program

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

AUBURN, Calif.  – While strokes may be the fifth leading cause of death, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented, according to the National Stroke Association. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH), a certified primary stroke center approved by the Joint Commission, is helping educate the community on stroke symptoms and launches a Telestroke program with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to deliver around-the-clock emergency diagnosis and treatment to stroke patients.

“Providing stroke patients with the best care possible is our first and foremost goal” said Jeremy Graff, M.D., SAFH ED physician. “This technology is about expanding access to care by bringing the specialist to the patient versus the patient to the specialist especially when each minute counts.” 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.

Memorial Medical Center ICU recognized for top performance

Posted by on May 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Unit has been recognized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) as the Top Overall Performer for the West Coast Region of the United States. This achievement is a result of Memorial’s participation in the SCCM’s ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative – a national project aimed at improving outcomes for ICU patients and their families.

“Our MMC Inter-professional team has been working together for 18 months to implement the ABCDEF Bundle of care,” said Terry Lynch,  Clinical Nurse Educator for Memorial’s ICU, “and we have seen the level of care and the outcomes for our patients and families improve steadily over that time. While the patient outcomes are the most important goal, we are honored to know that the Society of Critical Care Medicine recognized our efforts as the best overall for the West Coast Region.”

The collaborative of 67 Hospitals nationally – 23 in the Western Region alone – have been on the cutting edge of ICU care and patient centered management utilizing a bundle of best practices known as the “ABCDEF bundle.” The bundle focuses on improving performance in the following areas:

  • A: Assess, prevent, and manage pain
  • B: Both SAT + SBT (Spontaneous Awakening Trial + Spontaneous Breathing Trial)
  • C: Choice of analgesia and sedation
  • D: Delirium – assess, prevent and manage
  • E: Early Mobility and Exercise
  • F: Family Engagement

“Our ICU team, just like everyone in our medical center, is dedicated to continuous improvement,” said Daryn Kumar, MMC chief executive officer. “We are all extremely proud of the work the team has put into implementing the ABCDEF bundle, and are grateful to them for their commitment to helping our patients and their families.”

Memorial’s ICU performed so well in implementing the bundle that they were awarded the following:

  1. Western Region Top Overall ABCDEF Bundle Compliance/Performance Award
  2. Top A Bundle Performance Award
  3. Top C Bundle Performance Award

Sutter Amador Hospital Hosts Diabetes Information Fair

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 | 0 comments

With nearly 55 percent of Californians diabetic or pre-diabetic, Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of educating and screening the community for diabetes.

 On April 26, the hospital will host a free Diabetes Information Fair for the community that will provide a variety of services including free blood glucose and lipid screenings, education materials, prevention tools, demonstrations, giveaways and more.

 “The Diabetes Information Fair is a wonderful way for members of the community to speak to certified diabetes experts and sources regarding diabetes and diabetes prevention,” said Kim Vagt, SAH director of Ancillary Services. “With so many people in our community impacted by diabetes, it’s important that they can get the latest information on diabetes care and it’s an event that we are happy to host for 19 years.”

The free event will take place at the hospital.

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • 200 Mission Blvd., Jackson

For more information: please call 877-899-8766

Sutter Roseville to Hold Job Fair for R.N.s, Other Medical Professionals

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 | 0 comments

SOUTH PLACER COUNTY – Sutter Roseville Medical Center is holding a job fair for registered nurses, therapists and technologists who have acute-care or hospital experience.

Experienced registered nurses and Allied Health professionals are invited to attend the job fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Sutter Roseville Medical Center to discuss the employment opportunities. The job fair will be held in SRMC Conference Room 16, near the hospital’s cafeteria.

Interested professionals can apply for the positions of interest below to register for the event and then join Sutter Health representatives onsite with their resume in hand. Read More

Formerly Conjoined Twins Wow Family’s Longtime Sutter Pediatrician

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Roseville pediatrician Eswari Prakasam, M.D., was ready to check in the ears of 2-year-old Eva Sandoval, one of the formerly conjoined twins from Antelope.

Former conjoined twin Erika Sandoval, right, smiles while wearing bunny ears as her twin Eva’s real ears are checked by Sutter Medical Foundation pediatrician Eswari Prakasam, M.D.

“What’s in your ears?” she asked Eva. Her mother, Aida Sandoval, added, “Is it Goofy?”

“Nooooo,” Eva said with a huge smile.

It was Eva and twin Erika’s first visit to the Sandoval family’s longtime pediatrician since the two were surgically separated in December. And after the hour-long check-up, Dr. Prakasam gave the twins two big thumbs-up.

“They’re doing great,” Dr. Prakasam said. “They’re healing well and there’s absolutely no concerns of their mental capabilities. In fact, I’d say they’re a little advanced. They know and say stuff that’s more like a 3-year-old than a 2-year-old.” Read More