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Local Health Systems Partner with County on New Low Income Health Program

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Three Sacramento County health care providers—Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – announced today they are continuing their commitment to help those in need by pledging support for Sacramento County’s new Low Income Health Program (LIHP). Read More

Sutter Medical Center Named One of Nation’s Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and is the only hospital in California honored among teaching hospitals without cardiovascular teaching programs.

“Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the leader in the region in cardiac care, especially when it comes to complex heart and vascular procedures and the latest technologies to save and lengthen patients’ lives,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We are very excited to be recognized as one of the premier programs in the nation.”

The study by Truven, formerly the health-care business of Thomson Reuters, examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties. This year’s winners were announced this week in Modern Healthcare magazine.

“This year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals have proven that a commitment to deliver excellent care is still attainable in times of economic uncertainty,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The hospitals in this study have achieved higher levels of care and efficiency than their peers, demonstrating incredibly strong focus by cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and cardiovascular service administrators and staff on basic care and outcomes.” Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Earns Quality Recognition from The Joint Commission

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Sutter Medical Center is one of only 244 hospitals nationwide to be on the list two years in a row, and is the only hospital in Sacramento County to be recognized. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Earns Quality Recognition from The Joint Commission

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 | 0 comments

DAVIS, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Sutter Davis was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Read More

Autism and Cord Blood Stem Cells: FDA OKs Clinical Trial

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized center of excellence in pediatric neuroscience, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world’s largest stem cell bank, launched the first FDA-approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child’s own newborn stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is in conjunction with the Sutter Institute for Medical Research. Read More