Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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SMCS to hold Job Fair for R.N.s with acute/hospital experience

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — It’s because of our employees that Sutter Health is a great place to work! We encourage you to refer friends and family to join the recruiters and hiring managers at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Buhler Specialty Pavilion, 2800 L St., Sacramento, in Classrooms 1, 2, 3 and 4.

We are inviting experienced R.N.s with acute/hospital experience to join us onsite at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento to discuss opportunities to join our teams. If you know of anyone that is interested in joining our amazing teams, please share this information with them. They can apply for the units/positions of interest below to register for our event and then join us onsite with their resume in hand. 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

Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento’s NICU Awarded $10,000 Grant from Huggies

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento volunteers spend time in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit providing hugs to the tiniest patients to help their growth and development and put them on the path to going home sooner.

SACRAMENTO — For the over 500,000 premature babies born in the U.S. each year, human touch can have a powerful impact on healthy growth and development. To ensure that all babies—including those who are most vulnerable— get the hugs they need to thrive, the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program is awarding seven $10,000 grants to hospitals across the country to help support or establish volunteer hugging programs. These programs provide much needed physical human interaction for newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) that can help make their transition from the hospital to the home quicker.

“Huggies believes deeply in the power of hugs. They provide much more than just a heartwarming cuddle – a hug can stabilize heart rates, increase oxygen levels and strengthen baby’s immune system,” said Giusy Buonfantino, president of Kimberly-Clark Baby and Child Care North America. “Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant program is proud to help hospitals across the U.S. give premature babies the care they need while in the NICU.”

Hospitals may use the grants in a variety of ways, such as investing in volunteer training and recruitment, hugger chairs and educational materials for volunteers. The seven hospitals receiving grants so far in 2017 include:

  1. Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  2. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  3. Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  4. Southern Illinois Healthcare Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, Illinois
  5. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, California
  6. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California
  7. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, California

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Sacramento Mayor Thanks Sutter Staff, Outlines Plan to Help Homeless

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff for its care of the homeless population.

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg thanked Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s leaders for the midtown hospital’s treatment of the homeless and mentally ill, and outlined his goals to markedly reduce the city’s homeless population.

“Society has done you a great disservice,” he said, speaking to Sutter Medical Center’s Hospital Council during its July management meeting. “I don’t think you should have to be the first and last refuge for people with psychiatric disabilities or in psychiatric crisis. We ought to be about helping people before they even have to get to an emergency room.”

He thanked Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for their partnerships on many programs aiding the homeless population, including helping Sacramento to become the only city in the state to receive a Whole Person Care grant that will provide $64 million toward homeless programs. Read More

Quilts on Display in Anticipation of Sutter Cancer Center Auction

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO — A dozen quilts are already hanging in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Buhler Specialty Pavilion in preparation of the 2017 Quilt Auction that benefits Sutter Cancer Center’s breast cancer treatment programs and services.

Some of the quilts hanging in the lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion, 2800 L St.

During the month of October, the walls of the seven-story Buhler building will be covered with quilts, and with 500 works to be displayed, they will surely spill over to other facilities on the Sutter Medical Center campus. On Nov. 4, a live auction will be held for 50 of the best pieces and the silent auction will end for the other quilts.

The Quilt Auction is held every three years, and more than $650,000 has been raised through the auctioning of 3,000 quilts in the past six auctions.

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