Women’s Services

Sutter Amador Hospital Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital hosted its 10th annual World Breastfeeding Celebration luncheon in the Outpatient Services Center on August 4. More than 90 mothers who attended the Breastfeeding Success group in the last year were invited.

Dozens of local mothers and their children attended the celebration for World Breastfeeding Week at Sutter Amador Hospital.

Dozens of local mothers and their children attended the celebration for World Breastfeeding Week at Sutter Amador Hospital.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year, August 1-7, in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe. The 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.

“Breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-beingA from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share,” said Jane Snyder, R.N., Family Birth Center, SAH. “Breastfeeding provides nutrition, food security and, thus, poverty reduction. Breastfeeding also increases the survival, health and well-being of people everywhere.” Read More

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley Ranks 2nd in State for Patient Recommendations

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley was rated as the second-highest in patient satisfaction in California when discharged patients were asked if they would recommend the hospital to family and friends.

Surgeon Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., is one of several caregivers who helped Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley receive some of the best patient satisfaction scores in the state.

Surgeon Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., is one of several caregivers who helped Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley receive some of the best patient satisfaction scores in the state.

Ninety-four percent of Sutter Surgical Hospital patients responded “definitely yes” when asked, “Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?” in the national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS, pronounced H-caps) survey. The latest figures are reported on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website and were collected between July 2014 and June 2015.

The 94 percent rating is much higher than the California average of 69 percent and the national average of 71 percent. In California, only Patients’ Hospital of Redding received a higher score, 97 percent. Another Sutter Health hospital, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, ranked third with 92 percent.

The survey question’s results were recently published online in Becker’s Hospital Review in a story titled, “Top 6 California hospitals patients would definitely recommend.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program Earns HAVE Award

Posted by on May 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Sutter Davis Hospital's Doula Program offers support to birthing mothers and their families.

Sutter Davis Hospital’s Doula Program offers support to birthing mothers and their families.

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital’s volunteer doula program was recognized with 2016 American Hospital Association’s Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) honor in the Community Services Category.

The goal of Sutter Davis’ Volunteer Doula Program is to provide free doula support to laboring or postpartum patients. The term doula comes from the Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.”  Volunteer doulas are non-clinical members of the care team who provide support in accordance with the medical/midwifery plan of care and patient preference.  The doula’s role includes hands-on physical and psychological support during birth.

“We are honored to receive this award from such a reputable organization as the American Hospital Association,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “Our volunteer doula program is just one of the many services that make Sutter Davis Hospital unique. Families come from miles around to experience our birthing center and have one of our outstanding doulas help in the delivery of their baby. It’s rewarding to see that an organization such as the AHA values this program as much as we do.” Read More

Yuba-Sutter Health Care Organizations Partner for Pink October

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 | 0 comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation has partnered with several local health care organizations to offer the area’s uninsured and underinsured women low-cost health screenings in honor of Pink October.

Rideout Health Foundation, Ampla Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Buttes Imaging and Yuba City Advance Imaging Center are all hosting events in support of Pink October, benefiting Geweke’s Caring for Women Foundation.

For the small fee of $5, women can receive a full women’s health exam, including Pap test and clinical breast exam. Women age 40 and above can also schedule an appointment for a $30 low-cost mammogram at these events:

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7

Rideout Women’s Health Clinic
1007 Live Oak Blvd., Suite B2
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-671-8718
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Ampla Health
1000 Sutter Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-673-9420
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

Sutter Medical Foundation
Brownsville Care Center
16911 Willow Glen Rd
Brownsville, CA 95919
530-675-0466
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sutter Medical Foundation
Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street, Suites 103 & 116
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-749-3585
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sutter North Medical Group
1590 Poole Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95991
530-751-1800
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Several imaging offices are also taking appointments for low cost mammograms throughout October. Women interested in scheduling their mammogram appointment can visit www.pink-october.org for specific contact information for each health partner. Health screenings are being offered on a drop-in basis, with no appointment needed.

Community members interested in learning more about the available services and events can visit www.pink-october.org. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Sutter Davis Accepting Applications for Doula Program

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Doulas are a unique part of the birthing experience at Sutter Davis Hospital. Applications for the doula program are being accepted from Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

Doulas are a unique part of the birthing experience at Sutter Davis Hospital. Applications for the doula program are being accepted from Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

DAVIS, Calif. – Sutter Davis Hospital is now accepting applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program. The online application is open from Aug. 23- Sept. 1.

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.

“We greatly appreciate having prospective volunteer doulas join our labor support team,” said Kim Andersen Johnson, R.N.C., 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

One Last Big Push for the Mother of All Baby Hospitals

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Sutter Memorial Ends Its 77-Year Dynasty with Rash of Deliveries

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as "Sacramento's baby hospital."

Iyshiah Lacey holds her son Josiah Jordan, the 348,089th baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital during its nearly 78 years as “Sacramento’s baby hospital.”

SACRAMENTO – It wasn’t just a bang: Sacramento’s legendary baby hospital went out fittingly with a boom … a baby boom.

Opening in November 1937 as the first air-conditioned hospital in the West, Sutter Memorial Hospital was just heating up when the lights were turned off at the 77-year-old grand dame of birthing centers.

In less than six hours – from 8 p.m. Friday to 1:46 a.m. Saturday – nine babies were born before Labor & Delivery services moved 2 miles west to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. At that rate, about 36 babies would have been born in 24 hours for the hospital, more than double the average daily deliveries.

Some nurses blamed it on the barometric pressure changes in this summer of weird weather. But we like to think it was one last big push for the mother of all maternity hospitals.

In total, 348,089 babies – about three-quarters of the city of Sacramento’s population – were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital, which was originally named Sutter Maternity Hospital. That total includes 4,870 sets of twins, 174 sets of triplets and 13 sets of quadruplets, including rare identical quads, the Khamsa girls, who became international celebrities overnight in 2002.

On Sunday, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento introduced to world the last baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital – No. 348,089. Josiah Jordan was born healthy and with a full head of hair at 1:46 a.m. at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long. His mother, Iyshiah Lacey, had a due date of Aug. 18, but her water broke and she rushed over to Sutter Memorial just before midnight. Iyshiah and baby Jordan were transferred to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center about 12 hours after his birth. Read More