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Sutter Imaging Offers Free Mammograms to Uninsured Women in Region

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, nine Sutter Imaging locations in the greater Sacramento region are offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women throughout October.

Each of the nine Sutter Imaging sites that are participating have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said Michael Norton M.D., Sutter Imaging radiologist. “Unfortunately, some women may not have access to regular mammograms, especially those without insurance or minimal coverage. We want to help create better access for these women and put them on a path toward wellness.”

Sutter’s Free Mammography Day began at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in 2009 and 2010, where about 70 uninsured women were given free mammograms. Inspired by the feedback and success of the program, Sutter Imaging has expanded it to additional locations each year.

When the free mammogram program discovers abnormal results, it connects the women with community agencies that provide follow-up care.

Here are the dates and locations of the free mammogram sessions. An appointment is required, and space is limited. To sign up, contact the Sutter Imaging location you want to attend directly at the number provided.

Oct. 3: Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., Suite 1205, Auburn, 530-886-6562.

Oct. 3: Sutter Imaging Folsom II, 1661 Creekside Drive, Folsom, 916-984-2442.

Oct. 3: Sutter Imaging Roseville Parkway, 1640 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-746-2130.

Oct. 10: Sutter Imaging Davis, 2020 Sutter Place, Suite 102, Davis, 530-747-5030.

Oct. 10: Sutter Imaging Roseville II, 2 Medical Plaza, Suite 105, Roseville, 916-865-1432.

Oct. 17: Sutter Imaging Sacramento, 3161 L Street, Sacramento, 916-262-9534.

Oct. 24: Sutter Imaging Elk Grove, 8170 Laguna Blvd., Suite 112, Elk Grove, 916-691-5922.

Oct. 24: Sutter Imaging Fairfield, 2700 Low Court, Fairfield, 707-432-2523.

Oct. 31: Sutter Imaging Amador, 100 Mission Blvd., Jackson, 209-223-7560.

Comprehensive, fully integrated imaging services are part of the Sutter Health all-inclusive approach to patient care. With top-notch technology and compassionate staff, Sutter Imaging’s goal is to make every experience as easy and as comfortable as possible. For more information about Sutter Imaging centers, call 1-877-515-0053 or visit


North Valley Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery Joins Sutter North Medical Group

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – The physicians of North Valley Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery are joining Sutter North Medical Group and will practice out of an expanded office within Sutter Medical Foundation’s (SMF) campus at 470 Plumas Blvd. in Yuba City, effective Oct. 5, 2015.

Christopher Damon, M.D., not pictured. Photo Credit: Mark Anthony

Christopher Damon, M.D., not pictured. Photo Credit: Mark Anthony

North Valley Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery has a long and established history of providing excellent care within the Yuba, Sutter and surrounding communities.

“We are honored to have North Valley Orthopaedic join our amazing orthopedic team and continue to provide excellent care for our community,” said Sandra Adams, SMF service area director.

In addition to welcoming upper extremity orthopedic surgeon Richard D. Tortosa, M.D, orthopedic surgeons Robert R. Vogel, M.D. and Robert E. Burky, Jr., M.D., and podiatric surgeon Christopher D. Page, DPM, the transition will also add the support of a physician assistant, Pamela D. Toland, PA-C, to Sutter North Medical Group, as well as two hand therapists to the SMF team.

“As a practice, it is important to all of our physicians that we provide patient-centered care with good outcomes to our community,” said Dr. Tortosa. “We are excited to join Sutter North Medical Group because we know that the physicians and SMF team are deeply rooted in the community and really care about their patients.”

The North Valley Orthopedic team will join Sutter North Medical Group orthopedic physicians Amber Chatwin, M.D., Christopher R. Damon, M.D., Tyler G. Smith, M.D., Philbert Y. Huang, M.D., Charles Caporiccio, PA-C, and Brian Zerlaut, PA-C. Current patients of the North Valley Orthopaedic physicians will receive additional information in the coming weeks regarding the transition. Physicians or residents interested in contacting the Sutter North Medical Group orthopedic team may call 530-749-3463.



3D Mammography Now Available at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Posted by on May 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital (SAFH) is now home to a 3D mammography machine. The hospital will have a second 3D mammography unit up and running later this year.

3D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, captures images of each breast at every degree over a 15 degree arc in two planes. This creates hundreds of images of the breast rather than the traditional four images provided by a digital mammogram with a similar radiation dose. Tomosynthesis images allow the radiologist to scan through the breast in 1 millimeter increments, enabling the radiologist to differentiate overlapping breast tissue simulating a mass from a true breast cancer.  This increases breast cancer detection and decreases the need for additional images and biopsies allowing for quicker diagnosis and peace of mind for patients.

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Sutter Roseville Medical Center Opens New Chapel, Highlights Chico Artist

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE –Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC) dedicated its new chapel today, highlighting the beautiful space available to patients, visitors and staff that offers a stained glass window created by Chico artist Mick Needham.

: From left to right: Gerald Jones, director of pastoral care, Chaplain David Faudree, Chaplain Lynne Gilbertson and artist Mick Needham stand in front of the new stained glass window.

: From left to right: Gerald Jones, director of pastoral care, Chaplain David Faudree, Chaplain Lynne Gilbertson and artist Mick Needham stand in front of the new stained glass window.

Hospital staff, volunteers, chaplains and the construction team were invited to celebrate the formal opening of the space. The SRMC chapel offers a quiet place for everyone at the hospital to go and gather their thoughts.

“We want our chapel to be a peaceful, quiet place for everyone, no matter their denomination or faith tradition, to come and pray, meditate or simply just sit and reflect,” said Gerald Jones, SRMC director of pastoral care. “We are very excited to have such a beautiful piece of art incorporated into our new space to welcome everyone.”

Needham, a Chico native, operates Needham Studios with his two sons and was selected to create the piece through a national search. Throughout his 45-year career, the studio has produced glass for numerous area churches and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s restaurant in Chico, to name a few.

“It’s rewarding to be able to create a dynamic piece that helps provide peace and calm for people who may be having a hard time,” said Needham. “I was simply inspired by the local landscape as I walked with Gerald and discussed the project.”

The window, Mick Needham, reflects the local landscape in Roseville.

The window, Mick Needham, reflects the local landscape in Roseville.

The new chapel was made possible through donations to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation (SRMCF).

“We are so excited to have this great space that highlights the beautiful area we live in, all while promoting a local artists and providing a quiet and serene place for our patients and family members,” said Patricia Marquez, SRMCF executive director.

SRMC developed a new chapel space to allow for the expansion of its pharmacy, which will enhance patient and physician pharmacy services.

Sutter Medical Foundation Opens Occupational and Hand Therapy Program in Jackson

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) will offer occupational and hand therapy services at 815 Court Street, Suite 5, in Jackson beginning Jan. 5, 2015.

This program offers personalized therapy using the latest equipment and most effective treatment approaches. Susan Wright, occupational therapist, works with patients to identify specific rehabilitation goals that help them to return to their daily activities.   Read More