Children’s Services

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Hosts Spectacular Halloween Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 | 0 comments

IMG_0095SACRAMENTO – Dozens of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and siblings of NICU patients paraded the lobby and breezeways at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Monday to celebrate Halloween.

Employees from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento set up trick or treat stations and carnival games on the first and second floors of the hospital, allowing children to collect non-food treats for the holiday.

This was the second year for the event and it was an even bigger success this year than in its debut in 2015. Read More

SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recognized with CSAC Challenge Award

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 | 0 comments

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in partnership with First 5 Amador and Amador County Public Health, was recognized with the 2016 California State Association of Counties Challenge Award.

Angel Bloom applies fluoride varnish to Amiyah Smith's teeth during a recent well-check visit to Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office in Jackson.

Angel Bloom applies fluoride varnish to Amiyah Smith’s teeth during a recent well-check visit to Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office in Jackson.

Challenge Awards recognize the innovation and best practices in county government as they find effective, cost-saving ways to provide program and services to their citizens.

The program, Improving Oral Health for Amador’s Children, provided funding for approximately 10 years for oral health education, screenings and fluoride varnish treatment for children in preschools, playgroups and childcare centers. In an effort to reach more children, free screenings and fluoride varnish treatments were provided by volunteer dental hygienists to approximately 100 children at annual children’s fairs as well as in a medical setting such as the Amador Pediatrics office, which launched a pilot in December 2014. Read More

Sophie’s Place Opens with a Bang at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Kent and Anne-Marie Barton and Barb and Steve Young cut the ceremonial ribbon for Sophie's Place on Tuesday, surrounded by patients, donors and supporters of Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento.

Kent and Anne-Marie Barton and Barb and Steve Young cut the ceremonial ribbon for Sophie’s Place on Tuesday, surrounded by patients, donors and supporters of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

Dozens of supporters, donors, patients and families were on hand to witness a momentous occasion as Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento officially opened its music therapy room, Sophie’s Place, at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Tuesday.

NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife, Barb, helped cut the ribbon along with several patients from Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento and Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton. Guests were then treated to an acoustic concert by Five for Fighting, accompanied by Mark Isham, both in Sophie’s Place and in the lobby of the hospital.

Sophie’s Place came to fruition thanks to a $150,000 donation from Steve and Barb’s philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, in August 2014, as well as contributions from the Donut Dash and other philanthropic partners. The music therapy facility is named in honor of Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition at age 17.  Read More

Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Designated as Level 4 Center

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — The Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been designated as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

This recognition is the highest level a center can receive in the treatment of patients with complex epilepsy. SMCS is one of nine hospitals in California to receive Level 4 designation and one of two Sutter hospitals – California Pacific Medical Center being the other.

Sutter Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been designated as a Level 4 Center since 2005.

“It takes our entire team – physicians, nurses, EEG technicians, diagnostic imaging team and all those involved in providing the professional expertise necessary in treating complex epilepsy – to make this recognition possible,” said Andrew Pete, regional program manager at Sutter Neuroscience Institute.

Sutter Health, UC Davis Partner for ‘Words Take Wing’ Events

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

SACRAMENTOSutter Children’s Center, Sacramento is partnering with UC Davis School of Education for the 11th annual “Words Take Wing” on Feb. 9 and 10. “Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature” will feature award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, whose children’s books and storytelling abilities delight audiences of all ages.

“Words Take Wing” features a unique opportunity for the public to meet this renowned author. Read More

Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office Launches Fluoride Varnish Program

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Fluoride-protection1JACKSON Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their tooth on or after their six-month birthday.

The fluoride varnish, which strengthens the enamel on the teeth, is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this varnish due to the lack of any fluoride in the county’s drinking water. Read More