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Imagine Dragons Jams with Patients at Sophie’s Place Inside Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, back row center, and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, of the Forever Young Foundation, pose with children at Sophie’s Place inside Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento after an interactive music session on Wednesday.

The sound of tiny voices singing the chorus from Imagine Dragons’ hit single “Radioactive” trickled out of Sophie’s Place at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Wednesday afternoon. The band’s lead singer, Dan Reynolds, grinned from ear to ear during his hour-long jam session with patients and their families.

Dan made a stop at the music therapy space ahead of Imagine Dragons’ Evolve World Tour stop Wednesday evening at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.

“This was absolutely incredible,” said Amy Medovoy, child life program coordinator, Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. “Dan was amazing with our children and the group session was just perfect. It was better than we expected. We are so grateful for him to take time out of his busy touring schedule to visit us.”

Children’s Center Music Therapists Daniel Beseda and Becky Parker warmed up the audience with some patient favorites like “Shake it Off,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Shut Up and Dance.” Read More

Sutter Facility Blanketed in Quilts for Popular Breast Cancer Auction

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento Medical Building Turned Into ‘Art Gallery’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A small art quilt depicting the Sacramento River and Tower Bridge is in the center of a display inside the new Women’s and Children’s Center on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus.

SACRAMENTO — The public can tour an unusual art gallery during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – as the walls of the Sutter Cancer Center and other Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento facilities are covered with about 500 fabric artworks for the 2017 Breast Cancer Quilt Auction.

Bids are being accepted now for most of the quilts, and the silent auction and showcase will conclude with the live, public auctioning of the best 50 pieces beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. The public can tour and bid on the quilts from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every day until then.

Each of the quilts is a fabric work of art that was created specially for the quilt auction, which supports breast cancer services at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. None of them is just tied; they are all quilted by artisans in the Sacramento region and across the nation.

These colorful, larger quilts are hanging in the lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion on the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus.

The quilts range in size from little over a foot, such as “Spirit,” to giant size, such as the 8-foot tapestry, “Around Town.” Patterns range from traditional block designs to intricate art pieces depicting animals, flowers, landscapes and even city scenes. There are quilts for children with Disney and other kid-friendly themes, and some with a breast cancer theme, including one, “Eenie Meenie,” made from unused bikini tops from a bathing suit manufacturer. A number have Christmas or winter themes, as the quilts make unique holiday gifts. All of them, however, were made with the breast cancer auction in mind, with most of them created in remembrance of a family member or friend who either survived or succumbed to the disease. Read More

Bunnell, Inc. Donates Ventilator to Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento NICU

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — Bunnell, Inc. donated the newest version of its high-frequency jet ventilator to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento’s neonatal intensive care unit on Tuesday.

David Blackney, center in teal scrubs, was surrounded by staff members, physicians and Bunnell, Inc. representatives during a ceremony in which a new high-frequency jet ventilator was donated to SMCS’ NICU in his name.

The gift in-kind donation was made on behalf of a longtime Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento employee who has dedicated his career to educating colleagues, physicians and families about respiratory condition of those who receive care at the hospital.
David Blackney, neopeds coordinator, SMCS, was surprised and overwhelmed by the greeting he received upon attending the ventilator’s unveiling ceremony in the lobby of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center.
“I thought I was going to a meeting,” said Blackney, who was escorted to the event by two colleagues. “I can’t even explain how I feel right now about all of this. This is an unbelievable day. For the babies that we care for, this is huge. And for our transport team, they are going to be so excited to go out on their next transport.” Read More

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.

Sutter Medical Center Pioneering Anesthesia Awareness Monitor

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — A new technology being pioneered in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento operating rooms provides real-time EEG that allows anesthesiologists to determine how asleep patients are during surgery.

Mark Mendenhall, Mark Mendenhall, Sutter Medical Center’s anesthesia clinical manager, was instrumental in bringing the Root system to the hospital.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was one of the first hospitals in California to use the Masimo Root system, an anesthesia awareness monitor that includes other functions and ports to allow the system to integrate several other monitoring devices into one and send details to the electronic health record.

“We are very enthusiastic about the capabilities of this new system,” said Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Chief of Staff Hal Humphreys, M.D., an anesthesiologist. “The Masimo Root system is a reliable marker of depth of anesthesia that can help the anesthesiologist optimize anesthetic depth on every patient.” Read More

Sutter Health donates thousands of backpacks for local students in need

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Thanks to the generous donations of Sutter Health employees, Operation Backpack had a successful year bringing in thousands of backpacks, filled with schools supplies for local students before the start of a new school year.

  Operation Backpack is a yearly campaign organized by the Volunteers of America that delivers backpacks, collected for students from pre-kindergarten through 12 graders, to homeless and at-risk children in our communities. The Sutter Health Valley Area, together, generously donated more than 2,000 backpacks to the campaign to provide students with the supplies they need to help them be successful in school.

“Supporting Operation Backpack was a new opportunity for affiliates in the South Valley Area this year and I was overwhelmed by the display of generosity from our team,” said Debbie Rinaldo, community benefit coordinator at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “For us, it’s a simple donation of school supplies, but for underserved youth and their families, it means that Sutter Health cares.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital employee donations.

Recognizing that thousands of children return to school without much needed supplies, the Volunteers of America partnered with agencies and school districts to ensure as many children as possible get the tools they need for the start of school.

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