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Roseville Health Fair Centers on Preventing Falls

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 | 0 comments

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ROSEVILLE – The Ready, Steady, Balance Health Fair on Friday, Sept. 22, co-sponsored by Sutter Roseville Medical Center, is focused on preventing falls among the elderly.

The free health fair, which is also sponsored by StopFalls Sacramento and BrightStar Care, will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Friday at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville.

Free assessments and services available include:

  • Multi-sensory Balance Assessments
  • Home Modification Consultations
  • Vision Screenings
  • Medication Reviews
  • Walks Tune-ups
  • Shoe Audits
  • Flu Shots
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Hearing Assessments

For more information, contact Sutter Roseville’s Kate Carleton at 916-878-2415.

 

Sutter Medical Center Pioneering Anesthesia Awareness Monitor

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — A new technology being pioneered in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento operating rooms provides real-time EEG that allows anesthesiologists to determine how asleep patients are during surgery.

Mark Mendenhall, Mark Mendenhall, Sutter Medical Center’s anesthesia clinical manager, was instrumental in bringing the Root system to the hospital.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was one of the first hospitals in California to use the Masimo Root system, an anesthesia awareness monitor that includes other functions and ports to allow the system to integrate several other monitoring devices into one and send details to the electronic health record.

“We are very enthusiastic about the capabilities of this new system,” said Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Chief of Staff Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist. “The Masimo Root system is a reliable marker of depth of anesthesia that can help the anesthesiologist optimize anesthetic depth on every patient.” Read More

SMCS to hold Job Fair for R.N.s with acute/hospital experience

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — It’s because of our employees that Sutter Health is a great place to work! We encourage you to refer friends and family to join the recruiters and hiring managers at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Buhler Specialty Pavilion, 2800 L St., Sacramento, in Classrooms 1, 2, 3 and 4.

We are inviting experienced R.N.s with acute/hospital experience to join us onsite at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento to discuss opportunities to join our teams. If you know of anyone that is interested in joining our amazing teams, please share this information with them. They can apply for the units/positions of interest below to register for our event and then join us onsite with their resume in hand. Read More

Sutter Patient Implanted with World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Patient Sarah C. Smith, left, shares a laugh with Thomas Tadros, M.D., the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento electrophysiologist who implanted Sarah’s new pacemaker, the world’s smallest.

SACRAMENTO — Local resident Sarah C. Smith, 89, suffered from atrial fibrillation that got so bad that her cardiologist said the only way to control it was with a pacemaker. However, she wasn’t a candidate for a conventional pacemaker, which is placed in a pocket under the skin in the chest and connected to the heart with wires, also called leads. Luckily for Sarah, a new, tiny, leadless pacemaker was recently approved by the FDA and Medicare, and she met the criteria for it.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, Sarah became one of the first patients in Northern California to be implanted with the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System, which has no leads and provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Electrophysiologist Thomas Tadros, M.D., holds the new Micra pacemaker along with a quarter to show how small it is.

“The advantages are that it’s much smaller and is implanted directly into the heart, so you don’t have a skin incision in the chest and it doesn’t have wires that go through the vein,” explained Thomas Tadros, M.D., a cardio electrophysiologist with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento who performed the Micra implantation. “It’s all done with a needle stick in a vein in the thigh instead of making an incision in the chest, so there’s no restriction on arm movement for the month afterwards, and patients usually go home the next day.”

There are also other medical benefits having a smaller pacemaker that’s implanted in the heart instead of the chest. Read More

Sacramento Mayor Thanks Sutter Staff, Outlines Plan to Help Homeless

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff for its care of the homeless population.

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s leaders for the midtown hospital’s treatment of the homeless and mentally ill, and outlined his goals to markedly reduce the city’s homeless population.

“Society has done you a great disservice,” he said, speaking to Sutter Medical Center’s Hospital Council during its July management meeting. “I don’t think you should have to be the first and last refuge for people with psychiatric disabilities or in psychiatric crisis. We ought to be about helping people before they even have to get to an emergency room.”

He thanked Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for their partnerships on many programs aiding the homeless population, including helping Sacramento to become the only city in the state to receive a Whole Person Care grant that will provide $64 million toward homeless programs. Read More