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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.

 

SMCS Nurses On Hand as California Senate Recognizes Neonatal Nurses with Resolution

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO Senator Josh Newman introduced SCR 82 Friday, commemorating September 15 as ‘Neonatal Nurses Day’ in California. The resolution was presented to representatives of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Children’s Hospital Orange County’s neonatal intensive care units.

“All medical care workers are deserving of our respect and gratitude but it takes a special person to become a neonatal care nurse,” said Newman. “This resolution pays tribute to all of the nurses who care for newly born infants at a time of intense vulnerability, as well as their families.”

Every year approximately 40,000 low birth weight infants are born nationally. As a result of the dedicated care they receive from neonatal nurses, the survival of these infants has dramatically improved since the inception of neonatal intensive care units.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses celebrated the first Neonatal Nurses Day on September 15, 2000 to honor the nurses who care for the most vulnerable patients and their families.

Christi Walsh, R.N., NICU nursing manager, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Melva Weiss, R.N., were on hand to receive the resolution. Weiss was one of the nurses who cared for Newman’s daughter when she was in Sutter’s NICU a little more than a year ago.

“It was an honor to have this recognition on behalf of the amazing care that our entire nursing staff provides to our families every day,” said Walsh.

Applications Accepted Soon for Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting online applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program beginning Tuesday, August 15. The applications will be open until September 5.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing Center nurses with many years of experience supporting women in labor.

“Our volunteer doula program is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. We value what each and every doula brings to our program and our Family Birth Center,” said Jessica Casas, doula co-coordinator, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Evidence shows that women who have doulas attend their birth have fewer medical interventions and verbalize a more rewarding, joyous and memorable birth experience.” Read More

Sutter Patient Implanted with World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Patient Sarah C. Smith, left, shares a laugh with Thomas Tadros, M.D., the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento electrophysiologist who implanted Sarah’s new pacemaker, the world’s smallest.

SACRAMENTO — Local resident Sarah C. Smith, 89, suffered from atrial fibrillation that got so bad that her cardiologist said the only way to control it was with a pacemaker. However, she wasn’t a candidate for a conventional pacemaker, which is placed in a pocket under the skin in the chest and connected to the heart with wires, also called leads. Luckily for Sarah, a new, tiny, leadless pacemaker was recently approved by the FDA and Medicare, and she met the criteria for it.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, Sarah became one of the first patients in Northern California to be implanted with the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System, which has no leads and provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Electrophysiologist Thomas Tadros, M.D., holds the new Micra pacemaker along with a quarter to show how small it is.

“The advantages are that it’s much smaller and is implanted directly into the heart, so you don’t have a skin incision in the chest and it doesn’t have wires that go through the vein,” explained Thomas Tadros, M.D., a cardio electrophysiologist with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento who performed the Micra implantation. “It’s all done with a needle stick in a vein in the thigh instead of making an incision in the chest, so there’s no restriction on arm movement for the month afterwards, and patients usually go home the next day.”

There are also other medical benefits having a smaller pacemaker that’s implanted in the heart instead of the chest. Read More

Sutter Teen Programs Celebrates Young Parents with Grad Party

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The road to a high school diploma isn’t always easy for teen parents. For those who take advantage of the services, Sutter Teen Programs provides support to ensure the milestone is achieved.

The teen program, part of Sutter Women’s and Children’s Ambulatory Services Department in Sacramento, held a graduation celebration for nine participants to congratulate the grads on a job well done.

“We want these parents to know that we are proud of their accomplishments and all that they overcame to graduate high school,” said Elaine Ellers, manager, Sutter Teen Programs.

The celebration was held at Sutter Medical Plaza, Sacramento, and catered by Chipotle. Participants attended with their families. Read More