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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Donates New Wheelchairs to Sacramento River Cats

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats (and their fans) received a wonderful Christmas gift just in time for the holiday.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff delivered new wheelchairs to Raley Field today for Sacramento River Cats fans.

One of Sutter Health’s largest affiliates, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, donated five wheelchairs to the Sacramento River Cats to help fans with mobility challenges. Wheelchairs will be used to help a fan enter a game from the parking lot or transport a fan throughout the stadium during a game.

Sutter Health is a long-time sponsor of the baseball team and the two local organizations teamed up once again on Friday.

“We are very happy to donate these wheelchairs to the Sacramento River Cats to help fans with mobility challenges,” said Ariel Feigenbaum, strategic partnerships, Sutter Health. “We don’t want mobility challenges to be a reason that someone can’t attend their favorite sporting event. The River Cats are a great partner and we enjoy working with them.”

The wheelchairs were delivered to Raley Field in a Sutter-branded vehicle by members of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff and received with open arms by the Sacramento River Cats staff.

“We are so grateful to Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento today for making this donation,” said Greg Coletti, vice president, corporate partnerships. “Our fans will enjoy their experience so much more knowing that they have a way to get around the stadium safely.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 | 0 comments

TRACY — Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

“We are pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said David M. Thompson, CEO, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in November. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Partners with Milk Bank for First Breast Milk Drive

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS — Breastfeeding mothers walked into Sutter Davis Hospital carrying coolers full of breastmilk. It was their way of giving back, they said, during the holidays.

Pauline Sakamoto, executive director, San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank, collects breast milk donations from a mother during Thursday’s breast milk drive at Sutter Davis Hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) hosted a successful first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families brought their frozen human milk to the milk drive last Thursday.

Four donors donated more than 400 ounces of breast milk at the drive.

Donating Mothers’ Milk is as important as donating blood for fragile infants, and both Sutter Davis Hospital and MMB SJ believe this milk drive is an opportunity for the community to understand more deeply how their donated milk is a moment for civic pride.

“We are thrilled to partner with San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank on this breast milk drive and hope that we can make this a regular event for our community,” said Carolyn Campos, manager, Family Birth Center, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We want every baby to have access to mothers’ milk. We believe it is a human right for infants and children to have the best care possible, and we know that human milk, when collected and pasteurized by non-profit milk banks to hospital grade levels, is the future of neonatal and post-partum care.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital sponsors Coats for Kids

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City, Calif. – With the days slowly getting shorter and colder, no one wants to be without a winter coat.

That’s why Sutter Coast Hospital has partnered with Bicoastal Media to support the annual Coats for Kids drive, supplying children in Del Norte and Curry counties with coats this year.

“We understand the importance of assisting local families who may not be able to afford a warm coat for their children,” said Candi Owen, quality and patient service coordinator at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Holidays can be a hard time for families, so we are looking for coats for kids of all sizes.”

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Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital sponsors annual Children’s Christmas Faire

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – Santa is high in demand this season but is happy to be stopping by the annual Children’s Christmas Faire for fun, games and free photo opportunities on Dec. 14. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is partnering to host the free holiday event that provides activities and entertainment for the whole family.

“For the last 29 years, the Children’s Christmas Faire has brought families, friends and neighbors together for an event that has become a holiday tradition in our community,” said Carol Zobel with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

At the Children’s Christmas Faire, children can enjoy educational and creative holiday activities that includes photos with Santa, cookie decorating, games, crafts, face painting and Wild Things, an educational program with exotic animals (1:30 to 3 p.m.).

“While the cookie decorating and Santa photos are the most popular activities,” said Zobel, “all the events are designed to facilitate fun for kids of all ages.” Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation raises record $125,000 at annual ball

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – The Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation hosted a record-breaking event raising $125,000 that will benefit the launch of a cardiac rehabilitation program at the hospital.

Mitch Hanna, Jane Hanna, Bill Radakovitz, Nancie Radakovitz, Mike Wilson and Monica Wilson

More than 250 people attended the annual Faith & Fantasy ball celebrating this year’s theme, ‘Around the World.’

The event was hosted by Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation board members Tim and Colleen Sands. The Sands are longtime supporters of the hospital and they share a passion for helping others and giving back to the community.  Read More

A Reason to Quit

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – During National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Ellen Carlson, R.N., an oncology nurse navigator at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital encourages you to protect your health and stop smoking to prevent lung cancer.

Lung cancer is expected to strike more than 220,000 people every year, and is the second most common cancer (not counting skin cancers) among both men and women, while also being the most deadly. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States, with more people dying from lung cancer every year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.  Read More