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Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO recognized among top rural health care leaders

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt as one of the ’60 rural hospital CEOs to know.’

Becker’s, a national publication that provides business and legal news as well as analysis about hospitals and health systems, selected leaders with a desire for excellence.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with others throughout the nation that provide quality health care to rural communities,” said Platt. “At Sutter Amador Hospital, we have the unique opportunity to provide compassionate care to our family, neighbors and friends. Our focus is on expanding services and improving the health of our region.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Partners To Provide Transportation Assistance To Patients

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 | 0 comments

CRESCENT CITY – Sutter Coast Hospital is eliminating the road blocks to recovery by offering a new Transportation Assistance program to help patients return home from distant care.

The program started on Dec. 21, and provides qualified patients assistance in returning home when they need to travel outside the local area for specialty or emergency care. The new program is a financial assistance program funded through a partnership between Sutter Coast Hospital and local agencies that include the Del Norte Transportation Planning Agency, Open Door Community Health Center and Del Norte County.

“Non-emergency medical transportation was one of our highest priorities of unmet needs in this area prior to the new transportation assistance program,” said Tamera Leighton, executive director for Del Norte Local Transportation Commission. “We are grateful to have a strong partner in Sutter Coast Hospital to address this issue.” Read More