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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Donates New Wheelchairs to Sacramento River Cats

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats (and their fans) received a wonderful Christmas gift just in time for the holiday.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff delivered new wheelchairs to Raley Field today for Sacramento River Cats fans.

One of Sutter Health’s largest affiliates, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, donated five wheelchairs to the Sacramento River Cats to help fans with mobility challenges. Wheelchairs will be used to help a fan enter a game from the parking lot or transport a fan throughout the stadium during a game.

Sutter Health is a long-time sponsor of the baseball team and the two local organizations teamed up once again on Friday.

“We are very happy to donate these wheelchairs to the Sacramento River Cats to help fans with mobility challenges,” said Ariel Feigenbaum, strategic partnerships, Sutter Health. “We don’t want mobility challenges to be a reason that someone can’t attend their favorite sporting event. The River Cats are a great partner and we enjoy working with them.”

The wheelchairs were delivered to Raley Field in a Sutter-branded vehicle by members of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff and received with open arms by the Sacramento River Cats staff.

“We are so grateful to Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento today for making this donation,” said Greg Coletti, vice president, corporate partnerships. “Our fans will enjoy their experience so much more knowing that they have a way to get around the stadium safely.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 | 0 comments

TRACY — Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

“We are pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said David M. Thompson, CEO, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in November. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Partners with Milk Bank for First Breast Milk Drive

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS — Breastfeeding mothers walked into Sutter Davis Hospital carrying coolers full of breastmilk. It was their way of giving back, they said, during the holidays.

Pauline Sakamoto, executive director, San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank, collects breast milk donations from a mother during Thursday’s breast milk drive at Sutter Davis Hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) hosted a successful first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families brought their frozen human milk to the milk drive last Thursday.

Four donors donated more than 400 ounces of breast milk at the drive.

Donating Mothers’ Milk is as important as donating blood for fragile infants, and both Sutter Davis Hospital and MMB SJ believe this milk drive is an opportunity for the community to understand more deeply how their donated milk is a moment for civic pride.

“We are thrilled to partner with San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank on this breast milk drive and hope that we can make this a regular event for our community,” said Carolyn Campos, manager, Family Birth Center, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We want every baby to have access to mothers’ milk. We believe it is a human right for infants and children to have the best care possible, and we know that human milk, when collected and pasteurized by non-profit milk banks to hospital grade levels, is the future of neonatal and post-partum care.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Partner with Mothers’ Milk Bank on Breast Milk Drive

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) announced their first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families are invited to bring their extra frozen human milk (expressed within the past six months) to the milk drive on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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The drive will take place at Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Pl., Davis. Donations are being accepted in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will also hold a milk drive on Dec. 5 at 1635 Stockton Blvd. in Classrooms 1-3.

Donating Mothers’ Milk is as important as donating blood for fragile infants, and both Sutter Davis Hospital and MMB SJ believe this milk drive is an opportunity for the community to understand more deeply how their donated milk is a moment for civic pride.

“In 2025, all California hospitals will be baby-friendly. This is a remarkable opportunity for all of us to embrace the power of human milk for infants,” said Carolyn Campos, manager, Family Birth Center, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We want every baby to have access to mothers’ milk. We believe it is a human right for infants and children to have the best care possible, and we know that human milk, when collected and pasteurized by non-profit milk banks to hospital grade levels, is the future of neonatal and post-partum care.” Read More

Miano Elementary Students Tour Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | 0 comments

LOS BANOS — Andrea Clarke’s fourth grade students thought they were just getting a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos’ Rural Health Clinic on Thursday.

Andrea Clarke waits to get blood drawn while her fourth-grade students look on. Clarke’s students received a tour of the Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic on Thursday as part of National Rural Health Day.

What they got was a view of the full health care experience. Andrea’s class visited the clinic on National Rural Health Day.

Rural communities like Los Banos have unique healthcare needs and National Rural Health Day is designated to recognize and celebrate the providers and care received in small communities across America. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens.

Rural hospitals like Memorial Hospital Los Banos – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

Rural Health Clinic staff educated 31 children about rural health, the importance of the hospital and clinic in their small town and led a tour of the diagnostic imaging and clinic spaces at the facility. Read More

Saturday’s Live Auction of Quilted Artworks to Benefit Breast Cancer Services

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Fifty exquisite, handmade quilts will be up for the highest bid during the 2017 Breast Cancer Quilt Auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Buhler Specialty Pavilion on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus, 2800 L St. Meanwhile, silent bids for about 450 other fabric works of art hanging on the hospital campus will continue Saturday morning until bidding is closed at 1 p.m.

Each of the quilts is a work of art created specially for the auction, which supports breast cancer services at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. None of them is just tied; they are all quilted by artisans in the Sacramento region and across the nation.

The quilts, which make unique holiday gifts, range in size from little over a foot, such as “Spirit,” to giant size, such as the 8-foot tapestry, “Around Town.” Patterns range from traditional block designs to intricate art pieces depicting animals, flowers, landscapes and even city scenes. There are quilts for children with Disney and other kid-friendly themes, and some with a breast cancer theme, including one, “Eenie Meenie,” made from unused bikini tops from a bathing suit manufacturer. A number have Christmas or winter themes. All of them, however, were made with the breast cancer auction in mind, with most of them created in remembrance of a family member or friend who either survived or succumbed to the disease. Read More