Psychiatric Services

Sutter Memory Clinic Study Shows IVIG Could Be Key to Alzheimer’s Cure

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – In a Sutter Institute of Medical Research study published this month in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, the blood product intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG, was found to reduce brain atrophy and cognitive decline in patients in the early, pre-dementia phase of Alzheimer’s disease.

Shawn Kile, M.D., is medical director of the groundbreaking Sutter Memory Clinic and was the principal investigator of the IVIG study.

Shawn Kile, M.D., is co-medical director of the groundbreaking Sutter Memory Clinic and was the principal investigator of the IVIG study.

IVIG, extracted from the plasma of more than 1,000 blood donors, contains antibodies to amyloid, an abnormal brain protein found in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Sutter Institute of Medical Research, in partnership with Sutter Neuroscience Institute and Sutter Neuroradiology, designed the study to investigate if a course of IVIG could have practical, disease-modifying effects on Alzheimer’s disease when administered during the pre-dementia phase. The study showed promising results during the first year after treatment in the form of reduced brain atrophy as well as reduced conversions to Alzheimer’s disease dementia at one year, compared with a placebo group.

“This research shows some evidence that IVIG could prevent brain atrophy and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who are in the beginning stages,” said Shawn Kile, M.D., Sutter Neuroscience Institute neurologist, co-medical director of the groundbreaking Sutter Memory Clinic and principal investigator of the IVIG study. “My hope is that our study will lead to additional investigations of this treatment strategy so we can eventually conquer this devastating disease.” Read More

Sutter Davis, Sutter Center for Psychiatry Chosen Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Facilities Alone as Best Places for California Hospitals, U.S. Psychiatric Facilities

SACRAMENTO and DAVIS, Calif. — Sutter Davis is the only hospital in California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the lone mental-health facility in the United States to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 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 Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry was again named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare.

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

A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The two Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. 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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Sutter Affiliates Are 3 of 100 Best Places to Work in U.S. Named by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work logo SACRAMENTO – Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors 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.

This is the fifth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, which is just in its sixth year, and it is the second time for both Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Medical Foundation to be on the list. Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in California to make this year’s list, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which has an inpatient hospital and outpatient center in Sacramento along with services throughout the Sacramento region, is the only psychiatric hospital in the nation honored as a Best Place to Work.

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 only five of them being based in California. The three Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More

Sutter Center for Psychiatry’s John Boyd Appointed to State Mental Health Commission

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 | 0 comments

John Boyd, PsyD

John Boyd, PsyD

SACRAMENTO – John Boyd, PsyD., who oversees Sutter Center for Psychiatry and is chief administrative officer of Regional Behavioral Health and Continuing Care at Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, was appointed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

Boyd is one of 16 commissioners whose mission is to oversee state tax dollars used by counties from the Mental Health Services Act, also called Proposition 63, and to hold public mental health systems in the state accountable.

“Due to budget shortfalls, many California counties had to cut mental health services” Boyd said. “I am pleased to serve our state in helping counties utilize these funds to assist those who need access to mental health services, while at the same time easing the impact this issue is having on emergency departments and medical centers throughout the state.”

This appointment is a reflection of the excellent work that has been done within the Sacramento Sierra Region including Sutter Center for Psychiatry and its staff in caring for the mental health needs of patients throughout the Sacramento region. Many improvements have been initiated by our regional behavioral health team, including SCP in order to meet the increased demand for these services.

Boyd received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology and earned a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California. He served as a City of Sacramento Planning and Design Commissioner from 2004-2008 and is a fellow at the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Sutter Affiliates Named ‘Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 by Modern Healthcare. It is the fourth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital made the list and the first time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which has an inpatient hospital and outpatient center in Sacramento along with services throughout the Sacramento region. Read More