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Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region Named One of 2014 Truven Health Analytics Top Health Systems

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Truven Health Top 15 LogoSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region today earned recognition as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics. The 15 Top Health Systems study is part of the esteemed 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics.

“The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems® study is a real testament to the hard work and compassion of our physicians, nurses, clinical staff and employees,” said Regional President James Conforti. “Recognitions such as this are some of the most meaningful because they signify all the extraordinary work we put into practice that help us enhance the quality and safety of patient care.” Read More

Local Health Care Providers Partner to Improve Community’s Overall Health

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | 0 comments

New Tool Helps Determine Where Important Health Care Programs and Services are Needed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The region’s four health systems have teamed up to bring telling data to life through the interactive www.healthylivingmap.com – a tool that can identify communities facing the greatest health disparities and help determine important health care programs and services needed by those struggling with poverty, food insecurity, homelessness and/or isolation. Read More

Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Illness Management Program in Yuba and Sutter Counties

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Reduces Hospitalizations, Health Care Costs

AIM Registered Nurse Remy Dris and Patient Enes Cereni

AIM Registered Nurse Remy Dris and Patient Enes Cereni

Yuba City, Calif. – Even with a history of cervical cancer and heart problems, 92-year-old Enes Cereni of South San Francisco says she enjoys time with her husband of 63 years and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren thanks to Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® program, which launched in Solano, Sonoma and San Mateo counties recently, as well as in the East Bay Region and in San Francisco. Beginning today, patients with late-stage chronic illness in the Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Home Health & Hospice’s service area can access the same resources and support available to Mrs. Cereni through AIM’s next major expansion in Northern California. The expansion extends access to eligible Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter North Medical Group physician patients in Yuba and Sutter counties. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Announces Matching Grant Campaign for New 3-D Mammography Equipment

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Lincoln Russin, M.D., and Mel Welsh partner together on Mel's health.Breast Cancer Survivor Stresses Importance of Annual Mammograms

JACKSON, Calif. — Mel Welsh knows firsthand how critical regular screening is in detecting and treating breast cancer successfully. The 60-year-old Pine Grove resident finished treatment for breast cancer last fall after an annual mammogram revealed abnormal results.

“I feel very grateful that we caught the cancer early. If I hadn’t gotten my mammogram every year, it could have been a very different outcome,” says Welsh, a registered nurse with the Sutter Care Coordination Program.

Welsh is enthusiastic about Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s $300,000 fundraising campaign to acquire new mammography equipment that will significantly improve diagnostic care for patients in the community. The equipment’s 3-D technology will improve image quality, enabling doctors to identify cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. In addition, the new technology will reduce patients’ radiation exposure by as much as 30 percent. Read More

Sutter Offers Group Medical Appointments for Cancer Patients in Sacramento

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Blueberries in handSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sutter Center for Integrative Holistic Health is offering a six-week group medical appointment for cancer patients and their loved ones in Sacramento each Tuesday from March 18 – April 22 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.

The special session will feature topics such as healthy nutrition for cancer recovery, appropriate supplements, mind-body interventions and spiritual approaches to assist with healing. This series will also feature a healthy cooking demonstration.

The group medical appointments will take place at the Sutter Oncology Office, 2800 L St., Suite 300. Please call 916-454-7080 to register. The cost is $20 for materials, plus the patient’s office visit co-pay for each visit. Most insurances are accepted and non-Sutter Health patients with insurance are welcome. HMO patients will need a referral from their primary care physician.

The group medical appointment team members include Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D., ABIHM; John Katonah, M. Div., BCC, Linda Meyers, LCSW; and Marie Gillies, C.A., PSC.

More information may also be found at http://www.checksutterfirst.org/integrativehealth/