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Sutter Health Announces New Innovative Clinic for Walk-In Healthcare

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Health announced the launch of a new service called Sutter Walk-In Care Friday.

Sutter Walk-In Care offers comfortable and convenient  care for everyday illnesses.

Sutter Walk-In Care offers comfortable and convenient care for everyday illnesses.

Sutter Walk-In Care, a service of Sutter Medical Foundation, offers quick, convenient healthcare for everyday illnesses and health needs in a standalone storefront that is easily accessible for local communities. The first location opens at 8 a.m. April 4 in Roseville. Two additional Sutter Walk-In Care locations will open in Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills in late April and mid May, respectively.

“Consumers are actively seeking convenient and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “As a leading provider in Northern California, Sutter recognizes that patients need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and that is exactly what Walk-In Care provides these communities.”

Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare:

  • Nurse practitioners or physicians’ assistants provide treatment for everyday illnesses, health screenings and wellness services such as weight loss programs or smoking cessation support.
  • Each location is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Patients can call ahead or visit our website to save their spot, or simply just walk in to the location.
  • Sutter Walk-In Care locations offer a lobby with modern yet comfy furnishings and fixtures, outlets to charge your computer or phone, as well as a complimentary coffee and tea/fruit-infused water bar.
  • Sutter Walk-In Care is available to all residents 18 months and older—patients do not need to be an existing Sutter Medical Foundation patient.
  • While Sutter Walk-In Care accepts most major insurance plans, patients can also pay with a credit card (health insurance is not required)

“Walk-In Care offers easy access to treatment for things like the flu or an ear infection, and wellness services like sports physicals,” said Kismet Roberts, M.D, medical director, Sutter Walk-In Care. “This service is an extension of our high-quality services and maintains that level of personalized care our patients deserve.”

Sutter Walk-In Care locations include:

  • Roseville: Open April 4 at 4010 Foothills Blvd. (Brickyard Shopping Center)
  • Elk Grove: Open April 28 at 4810 Elk Grove , Suite 180 (Corner of Elk Grove and Franklin Boulevards)
  • El Dorado Hills: Open May 19 at 3919 Park Drive (Village Center)

While Sutter Walk-In Care provides a wide variety of healthcare services, patients with serious problems or illnesses that require more immediate attention, such as severe cuts, broken bones or shortness of breath, may visit one of Sutter Medical Foundation’s six urgent care clinics throughout the greater Sacramento area, or their nearest hospital emergency department.

To learn more about Sutter Walk-In Care, please visit or call 1-800-972-5547.


Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Community Navigator Program Recognized at National Hospital Charitable Service Awards

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Community Navigator Program was honored as a finalist at Jackson Healthcare’s National Hospital Charitable Service Awards.


Teresa Olivas, a community navigator, works with the homeless to provide access to health care and other services.

Jackson Healthcare instituted the Hospital Charitable Services Awards in 2010 to identify high-impact community health programs, share their stories and offer these innovative programs as models for other communities to replicate.

SMCS’ Community Navigator is offered in partnership withSacramento Steps Forward and is designed to connect with our homeless population to ensure they have access to primary health care through a medical home, housing, food, medical insurance, community resources, transportation and substance abuse treatment.

This program has been extremely successful in extending the reach of SMCS beyond the walls of the hospital and into the greater community, to ensure that linkages are drawn between the often complex medical and social needs of Sacramento’s chronically homeless population.

“We have found that the best way to better our community is to develop unique partnerships that deliver care at the right time and right place,” said Holly Harper, Sutter Health Community Benefit manager. “The Community Navigator helps us provide important preventive care and resources to our community’s most vulnerable population.”

In 2015, the Community Navigator made contact with more than 120 homeless individuals, with 40 percent being successfully linked to housing and 45 percent to mental health treatment.

Additionally, starting later this month, SMCS will connect a WellSpace Health “street nurse” with the Community Navigator to provide on the spot medical care for primary and preventive needs.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Clinical Outcomes

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in Treatment of Stroke and Pulmonary Care.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. This achievement was released today with other new findings in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

HealthgradesThe new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures both nationally and regionally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided.*

A five-star rating indicates that SAFH’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

In addition, SAFH was also announced as a five-star recipient for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Heart attacks
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hip fracture
  • Sepsis

“The Healthgrades recognitions highlight the incredible team of health care professionals we have at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital,” said Mitch Hanna, SAFH CEO. “We are lucky to serve a great community and we continue to work to enhance our services to meet the community’s needs. Over the last several years we’ve focused on high quality care and have been recognized as a Joint Commission Accredited Stoke Center.”

About the Awards
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3 star (not statistically different from expected), and 1 star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at

About Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) is a 72-bed acute-care, not-for-profit hospital providing acute and advanced care in Auburn, California, and its surrounding communities. Offering Emergency Department, Surgical, Stroke Care and outpatient services, SAFH continues to expand programs and services to best meet the needs of its community. SAFH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit


*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.


Yuba-Sutter Health Care Organizations Partner for Pink October

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation has partnered with several local health care organizations to offer the area’s uninsured and underinsured women low-cost health screenings in honor of Pink October.

Rideout Health Foundation, Ampla Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Buttes Imaging and Yuba City Advance Imaging Center are all hosting events in support of Pink October, benefiting Geweke’s Caring for Women Foundation.

For the small fee of $5, women can receive a full women’s health exam, including Pap test and clinical breast exam. Women age 40 and above can also schedule an appointment for a $30 low-cost mammogram at these events:


Rideout Women’s Health Clinic
1007 Live Oak Blvd., Suite B2
Yuba City, CA 95991
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Ampla Health
1000 Sutter Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Sutter Medical Foundation
Brownsville Care Center
16911 Willow Glen Rd
Brownsville, CA 95919
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sutter Medical Foundation
Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street, Suites 103 & 116
Yuba City, CA 95991
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sutter North Medical Group
1590 Poole Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95991
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Several imaging offices are also taking appointments for low cost mammograms throughout October. Women interested in scheduling their mammogram appointment can visit for specific contact information for each health partner. Health screenings are being offered on a drop-in basis, with no appointment needed.

Community members interested in learning more about the available services and events can visit Volunteer opportunities are also available.

SMF, SNMG Earn Best of Yuba-Sutter Recognitions from Appeal-Democrat

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CIBest of YSTY, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) has been recognized by Appeal-Democrat readers in the Best of Yuba-Sutter poll as the local Favorite Medical Facility or Clinic.

In addition, Sutter North Medical Group physicians, as well as SMF dermatology services, were recognized for their outstanding service and care to patients in the Yuba-Sutter service area.

Awards received from the Appeal-Democrat’s Best of Yuba-Sutter poll include:

  • Favorite Medical Facility or Clinic: Sutter Medical Foundation
  • Best Medical Facility or Clinic: Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center
  • Best Customer Service: Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center
  • Best Cosmetic Specialist: Robert Peppercorn, M.D.
  • Favorite Cosmetic Specialist: Jason Roddick, PA-C
  • Best Physician: Robert Peppercorn, M.D.
  • Favorite Physician: Piyush Kumar, M.D.

SMF and SNMG have received similar awards each year since 2000. The entire list of Appeal-Democrat local favorites is available in the Best of Yuba-Sutter 2015 special publication.