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Sutter Davis Hospital Named Most Family-Friendly Workplace by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 | 0 comments

SDH, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Receive Recognitions for Best Places to Work in Healthcare

DAVIS, Ca. – Sutter Davis Hospital was ranked as No. 32 among healthcare providers and insurers by Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available on Modern Healthcare’s website. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the October 2 issue.

Sutter Davis Hospital was also recognized as Most Family-Friendly Workplace, a recognition that hospital leadership takes to heart.

“We are extremely proud to be acknowledged by Modern Healthcare as a Family-Friendly Workplace,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “This award was given to us in big part due to our Culture of Caring. We have a staff who buys in to our culture and treats one another with respect. When you care for one another like you care for your patients, you create a wonderful atmosphere that feels like home.” Read More

Woodshop Pioneer Hand-Makes Guitar for Rock-Star Doctor Who Saved His Life

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Woodshop teacher Duane Calkins, who pioneered a class that makes electric guitars, presented David Yee, M.D., MPH, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center with a handmade guitar for saving his life from prostate cancer.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Duane Calkins revived middle-school woodshop by teaching students how to make electric guitars. Earlier this year, after the Roseville teacher was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Sutter Roseville Medical Center urologist and cancer surgeon David Yee, M.D., MPH, used another high-tech, souped-up instrument to save Calkins’ life.

Calkins started teaching his Woodshop Rocks class at Buljan Middle School a dozen years ago, and his students have since made more than 5,000 guitars, making his class the largest manufacturer of guitars in Northern California. Not bad for an industrial-arts course that was dying because students weren’t interested in making cutting boards and birdhouses anymore. Calkins has since taught dozens of other woodshop instructors around the nation to teach guitar-building, reviving this nearly lost art.

Late in 2016, though, Calkins’ life hit a sour chord; he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. Like a virtuoso, David Yee, M.D., earlier this year used the da Vinci robotic surgical instrument at Sutter Roseville Medical Center to remove his prostate, and Calkins went from having Stage 3 prostate cancer to being cancer-free today.

To say thank you, Calkins hand-made a special, paisley-imprinted guitar that he presented Monday, Sept. 25, to Dr. Yee for saving his life. Dr. Yee brought some of the da Vinci “arms” to explain to Calkins and students how the robot assisted him to create a surgical masterpiece that is minimally invasive and gets patients back to doing what they love much quicker. That meant that, in getting to teach his students to make guitars, Calkins barely missed a beat.

Bunnell, Inc. Donates Ventilator to Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento NICU

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Bunnell, Inc. donated the newest version of its high-frequency jet ventilator to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento’s neonatal intensive care unit on Tuesday.

David Blackney, center in teal scrubs, was surrounded by staff members, physicians and Bunnell, Inc. representatives during a ceremony in which a new high-frequency jet ventilator was donated to SMCS’ NICU in his name.

The gift in-kind donation was made on behalf of a longtime Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento employee who has dedicated his career to educating colleagues, physicians and families about respiratory condition of those who receive care at the hospital.
David Blackney, neopeds coordinator, SMCS, was surprised and overwhelmed by the greeting he received upon attending the ventilator’s unveiling ceremony in the lobby of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center.
“I thought I was going to a meeting,” said Blackney, who was escorted to the event by two colleagues. “I can’t even explain how I feel right now about all of this. This is an unbelievable day. For the babies that we care for, this is huge. And for our transport team, they are going to be so excited to go out on their next transport.” Read More

Bracelet Sales Kick-Off Features Sutter Roseville Breast Cancer Experts

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 | 0 comments

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ROSEVILLE – Brighton Collectibles, an upscale accessories manufacturer and retailer, is partnering with Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation to donate $10 from every sale of this year’s exclusive “Power of Pink” bracelets at its Roseville Galleria location in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

To kick off the sale and unveil this year’s bracelets, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and continental breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Brighton store inside the Roseville Galleria. The store is located in the center of the mall, near JC Penney.

Speakers at the event will be:

  • Sutter Medical Foundation Diagnostic Radiologist Charles McDonnell III, M.D.;
  • Sutter Roseville Cancer Risk Coordinator Kim VanYsseldyk, FNP;
  • And a local breast cancer survivor.

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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.


Memorial Hospital Los Banos to Host Job Fair

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 | 0 comments

LOS BANOS Registered nurses and Allied Health professionals with acute/hospital experience are invited to attend a job fair at Memorial Hospital Los Banos.

Portrait Of Medical Team

The job fair will take place on September 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the hospital’s administration building.

Interested applicants can apply for one of the positions open to register for the event and attend the fair onsite with their resume in hand.