Children’s Services

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccines for Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJackson, Calif. – One of the best ways to protect children from acquiring the flu is getting them vaccinated for seasonal flu and H1N1.

“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.” Read More

Sutter Affiliates Named Best Places to Work in U.S.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

Sutter Davis Hospital was named a Best Place to Work in the U.S. for the sixth time.

This is the sixth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the third time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be on the list.

This year, 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with seven of them being based in California. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region.

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Steve Young Donation to Build Music Therapy Facility for Sutter Peds Patients

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Forget football. What Steve Young presented Wednesday is music to the ears of pediatric patients and their parents throughout Northern California.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie's Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients in Utah with her music. Sophie died at age 17 in 2010.

Steve Young watches as his wife, at left, and Anne-Marie Barton discuss the construction of a Sophie’s Place music therapy facility inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Anne-Marie is the mother of Sophie Barton, who brought comfort to pediatric patients with her music. Sophie, in poster at left, died at age 17 in 2010.

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento for the construction of a state-of-the-art music therapy facility inside the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The donation came from the Youngs’ philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, and the music therapy facility will be named Sophie’s Place in honor of a family friend, Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition in 2010 at age 17. Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton, were also present during the donation ceremony Wednesday.

Sophie’s Place opened last year in Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital as the first dedicated music therapy facility in a medical center, and the one inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center will be the second when it opens next year. Two others, including one inside Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, are also in the works.

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SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Physicals Before School Starts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

SH_SMF_1line_clr_tag_rgbJACKSON, Calif. – Back to school is upon us and if you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to schedule your child’s annual school and sports physicals.

Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess your child’s growth and development, which includes checking height and weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a complete physical exam. Pediatricians will also assess for other physical, emotional or social health concerns and perform any indicated or recommended laboratory testing. Read More

Caring for Our Kids Event Raises Funds for Children’s Center

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Caring for Our Kids Group PhotoSACRAMENTO – Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento held its inaugural Caring for Our Kids event on Friday, June 27th to raise awareness about the center’s programs and services.

Physicians, staff and patient families appeared on the show, which aired during CW 31’s morning show, “Good Day,” to talk about the care their loved one received during their time at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

The event, which was sponsored by Pediatrix and Obstetrix Medical Group, raised more than $9,000 from the community. The money will go toward various programs in the Children’s Center. Read More

Duck Dash to Raise Funds for Music Therapy at Sutter Children’s Center

Posted by on May 29, 2014 | 0 comments

 

Ducks are ready to be adopted via The Duck Dash website, www.theduckdash.com.

Ducks are ready to be adopted via The Duck Dash website, www.theduckdash.com.

SACRAMENTO — The second annual Duck Dash at Raging Waters at Cal Expo in Sacramento will take place Saturday, June 7. More than 3,500 rubber ducks will float down an 800-foot-long lazy river, racing to the finish line to win prizes and raise funds for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center. Community members are encouraged to adopt a duck – or a paddling of ducks – and cheer them on during the 5 p.m. race.

Funds raised by The Duck Dash will go toward the music therapy program at Sutter Children’s Center. Music therapists from McConnell Music Therapy Services use a variety of techniques that have been proven to be effective in helping children and adolescents reach a wide range of goals through music. Activities include listening to live music, songwriting, singing, song lyric analysis and guided relaxation. Read More