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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 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 Davis Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Partner with Mothers’ Milk Bank on Breast Milk Drive

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) announced their first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families are invited to bring their extra frozen human milk (expressed within the past six months) to the milk drive on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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The drive will take place at Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Pl., Davis. Donations are being accepted in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will also hold a milk drive on Dec. 5 at 1635 Stockton Blvd. in Classrooms 1-3.

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.

“In 2025, all California hospitals will be baby-friendly. This is a remarkable opportunity for all of us to embrace the power of human milk for infants,” 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

Miano Elementary Students Tour Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | 0 comments

LOS BANOS — Andrea Clarke’s fourth grade students thought they were just getting a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos’ Rural Health Clinic on Thursday.

Andrea Clarke waits to get blood drawn while her fourth-grade students look on. Clarke’s students received a tour of the Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic on Thursday as part of National Rural Health Day.

What they got was a view of the full health care experience. Andrea’s class visited the clinic on National Rural Health Day.

Rural communities like Los Banos have unique healthcare needs and National Rural Health Day is designated to recognize and celebrate the providers and care received in small communities across America. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens.

Rural hospitals like Memorial Hospital Los Banos – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

Rural Health Clinic staff educated 31 children about rural health, the importance of the hospital and clinic in their small town and led a tour of the diagnostic imaging and clinic spaces at the facility. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Looking to Expand Patient Family Advisory Council

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital is looking for additional community members to join its Patient and Family Advisor Council. This council involves the community and gains insight and feedback about their experiences at the hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital is looking for community members to join its Patient Family Advisory Council.

Patient Family Advisors collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical initiative teams at Sutter Davis Hospital to help in the planning and decision-making process for future patients. Through this partnership, advisors share their experiences and perspectives, provide the hospital’s care teams with an insider’s view about the patient and family experience and identify opportunities to improve care for all patients and families.

Ideal candidates have received care at Sutter Davis Hospital or have a family member, significant other, or friend who received care within the last five years and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a unique way. Advisors are asked to give 1.5 hours per month to meet and provide advice on a wide range of inquiries. There are opportunities to be involved in process improvement projects as well if desired. Read More