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Imagine Dragons Jams with Patients at Sophie’s Place Inside Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, back row center, and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, of the Forever Young Foundation, pose with children at Sophie’s Place inside Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento after an interactive music session on Wednesday.

The sound of tiny voices singing the chorus from Imagine Dragons’ hit single “Radioactive” trickled out of Sophie’s Place at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Wednesday afternoon. The band’s lead singer, Dan Reynolds, grinned from ear to ear during his hour-long jam session with patients and their families.

Dan made a stop at the music therapy space ahead of Imagine Dragons’ Evolve World Tour stop Wednesday evening at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.

“This was absolutely incredible,” said Amy Medovoy, child life program coordinator, Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. “Dan was amazing with our children and the group session was just perfect. It was better than we expected. We are so grateful for him to take time out of his busy touring schedule to visit us.”

Children’s Center Music Therapists Daniel Beseda and Becky Parker warmed up the audience with some patient favorites like “Shake it Off,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Shut Up and Dance.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Welcomes New 3D Mammography Machine

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Beth Ward, mammography/radiation technologist, Sutter Davis Hospital, stands next to the hospital’s new 3D mammography machine.

DAVIS —Sutter Davis Hospital welcomed a new 3D mammography machine on Monday.

The new technology helps provide earlier breast cancer detection with low radiation, the first of its kind in Davis.

Also known as tomosynthesis, 3D mammography improves clinician’s ability to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast by up to 40 percent.

3D technology creates hundreds of imagines rather than the traditional four images provided by a digital mammogram. Radiologists view breast tissue layer by layer, one millimeter at a time, similar to a CT scan reducing follow-up tests by up to 80 percent.

“The addition of a 3D mammography machine at Sutter Davis Hospital means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less false positives and more peace of mind,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We are thrilled to provide this service to our community.”

Sutter Davis Hospital has made significant enhancements in its diagnostic imaging services this year. In May, the hospital installed a new 128-slice CT scanner.

Sutter Davis Hospital Named Most Family-Friendly Workplace by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 | 0 comments

SDH, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Receive Recognitions for Best Places to Work in Healthcare

DAVIS, Ca. – Sutter Davis Hospital was ranked as No. 32 among healthcare providers and insurers by Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available on Modern Healthcare’s website. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the October 2 issue.

Sutter Davis Hospital was also recognized as Most Family-Friendly Workplace, a recognition that hospital leadership takes to heart.

“We are extremely proud to be acknowledged by Modern Healthcare as a Family-Friendly Workplace,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “This award was given to us in big part due to our Culture of Caring. We have a staff who buys in to our culture and treats one another with respect. When you care for one another like you care for your patients, you create a wonderful atmosphere that feels like home.” Read More

Bunnell, Inc. Donates Ventilator to Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento NICU

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Bunnell, Inc. donated the newest version of its high-frequency jet ventilator to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento’s neonatal intensive care unit on Tuesday.

David Blackney, center in teal scrubs, was surrounded by staff members, physicians and Bunnell, Inc. representatives during a ceremony in which a new high-frequency jet ventilator was donated to SMCS’ NICU in his name.

The gift in-kind donation was made on behalf of a longtime Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento employee who has dedicated his career to educating colleagues, physicians and families about respiratory condition of those who receive care at the hospital.
David Blackney, neopeds coordinator, SMCS, was surprised and overwhelmed by the greeting he received upon attending the ventilator’s unveiling ceremony in the lobby of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center.
“I thought I was going to a meeting,” said Blackney, who was escorted to the event by two colleagues. “I can’t even explain how I feel right now about all of this. This is an unbelievable day. For the babies that we care for, this is huge. And for our transport team, they are going to be so excited to go out on their next transport.” Read More

Memorial Hospital Los Banos to Host Job Fair

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 | 0 comments

LOS BANOS Registered nurses and Allied Health professionals with acute/hospital experience are invited to attend a job fair at Memorial Hospital Los Banos.

Portrait Of Medical Team

The job fair will take place on September 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the hospital’s administration building.

Interested applicants can apply for one of the positions open to register for the event and attend the fair onsite with their resume in hand.