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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Sutter Roseville Medical Center earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.
The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.
Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent Read More about Sutter Roseville Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
Service Changes Will Lead to More Affordable, Accessible Care
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health’s top priority is to deliver high quality, accessible and affordable care to patients, providing the right care, at the right time and in the right place. The Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Board of Directors has announced its decision to collaborate with community providers who will provide sub acute and skilled nursing services for Sutter patients.
In Placer County, Sutter Roseville Medical Center is seeing an increased need for more acute care beds. The medical center will convert its 30-bed subacute unit to acute care medical/surgical services, and is working now with several area providers of subacute services to take over the care of this specialized group of patients. In Sacramento County, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has signed an agreement with Plum Healthcare Group, through its affiliate, to purchase the 100-bed Sutter Oaks Nursing Center Midtown at 2600 L Street. Both transitions will occur by the end of the year. Read More about Sutter Health Collaborates with Community Providers on Long-term Care Services
About 100 stroke survivors and caregivers boarded buses at the Sutter Cancer Center Friday, Sept. 27, that were taking them to the 11th annual Sutter Stroke Camp at the Silver Spur campgrounds in Tuolumne.Founded and organized by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, the Sutter Stroke Camp was the first of its kind in the United States and has spawned other, similar stroke camps across the nation. The camp begins on Friday evening and ends Monday morning, when the campers catch buses back to Sacramento. Read More about Stroke Survivors Head Off to Camp
Brighton Collectibles at the Westfield Shopping Town Galleria will unveil this year’s “Power of Pink” bracelet on Friday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., to benefit breast cancer patients at SRMC.
Sales of this new bracelet, which promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will run through October. Last year Brighton raised $4,000 with the sales from the “Power of Pink” bracelets.
This is the 11th annual “Power of Pink” bracelet unveiling. Each year Brighton creates a new design specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The unveiling includes a pink ribbon cutting celebration of this year’s new bracelet design.