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Applications Accepted Soon for Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Tuesday, August 15. The applications will be open until September 5.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More

Telemedicine Advances Stroke Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Jackson – Imagine getting specialized, personal care from a neurologist more than 100 miles away. With Sutter Health’s Telestroke program, neurologists at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) can provide accurate, targeted and prompt neurological care to patients at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson.

As part of the Telestroke program that has rolled out to several affiliates in the Sutter Health system, local SAH Emergency Department physicians can speak directly with neurologists at CPMC via one-on-one video consultations. CPMC neurologists provide patient care recommendations for any patient presenting with a stroke or stroke-like symptoms. With real-time guidance from neurologists, local physicians are able to apply the most modern stroke treatments, bringing top-notch care and optimizing outcomes for stroke patients.

“The telestroke program and this technology allows us to increase the specialized services that we offer our patients in this rural community,” said Pat Adams, director of the Critical Care Department.

 

 

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Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento’s NICU Awarded $10,000 Grant from Huggies

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento volunteers spend time in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit providing hugs to the tiniest patients to help their growth and development and put them on the path to going home sooner.

SACRAMENTO — For the over 500,000 premature babies born in the U.S. each year, human touch can have a powerful impact on healthy growth and development. To ensure that all babies—including those who are most vulnerable— get the hugs they need to thrive, the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program is awarding seven $10,000 grants to hospitals across the country to help support or establish volunteer hugging programs. These programs provide much needed physical human interaction for newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) that can help make their transition from the hospital to the home quicker.

“Huggies believes deeply in the power of hugs. They provide much more than just a heartwarming cuddle – a hug can stabilize heart rates, increase oxygen levels and strengthen baby’s immune system,” said Giusy Buonfantino, president of Kimberly-Clark Baby and Child Care North America. “Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant program is proud to help hospitals across the U.S. give premature babies the care they need while in the NICU.”

Hospitals may use the grants in a variety of ways, such as investing in volunteer training and recruitment, hugger chairs and educational materials for volunteers. The seven hospitals receiving grants so far in 2017 include:

  1. Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  2. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  3. Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  4. Southern Illinois Healthcare Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, Illinois
  5. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, California
  6. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California
  7. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, California

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Sutter Amador Hospital installs new CT Technology

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Amador Hospital welcomed a new 64-slice CT scanner to the hospital this week thanks to the generous support of the Mervin and Audrey Sheppard Trust. Hospital leaders, foundation members and family and close friends of the Sheppard’s gathered at the new unit for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and small reception to honor the occasion.

Jody Boetzer, senior development officer at SAH and Shirley Bruns, niece of Mervin and Audrey Sheppard.

Robert Hartmann, M.D., who cared for both Mervin and Audrey Sheppard for more than 25 years, spoke kindly of the couple and described how their generosity allows the hospital to provide state-of-the-art care to the community.  Read More

Memorial Hospital Los Banos Partners with Local Church to Provide Showers for Homeless

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Memorial Hospital Los Banos contributed funds to allow Bethel Community Church to purchase a mobile, 2-unit shower station for the homeless community in Los Banos.

LOS BANOS – Memorial Hospital Los Banos partnered with Bethel Community Church to provide a mobile 2-station shower unit that will be parked at the church. MHLB donated more than $26,000 enabling the church to purchase the unit.

The shower was unveiled on Friday during the church’s annual Homeless Connect event, a free one-day event for people who are currently experiencing homelessness. The event brought together public agencies, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, private businesses and community members to talk with individuals about services and resources available to them. Memorial Hospital Los Banos provided health screenings to attendees. Read More