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Golf Strokes Help Stroke Patients at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Georgia Kaiser, left, and Dorothy Woodstrom, right, take chip shots with oversized clubs and tennis balls at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Monday, Oct. 9, during the “Saving Strokes” event.

ROSEVILLE – Dorothy Woodstrom of Carmichael used to play “all the time with the gals” at Haggin Oaks golf course when she was in her 20s but hadn’t played in years. On Monday, Oct. 9, the 88-year-old got back into the swing of things, but this time as rehabilitation therapy after suffering a stroke.

Another experienced golfer, Phyllis Stewart, hits the target with Joe Storbakken of Haggin Oaks assisting.

Dorothy was one of a handful of stroke survivors who took their shots with tennis balls at targets during a “Saving Strokes Golf Fore Health” event at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, where she is currently a patient.

“The benefits for those who had strokes include balance, standing, hand-eye coordination,” said Bonnie Jenkins-Close, a Sutter Rehabilitation Institute physical therapist who has been organizing golf therapy for stroke and other rehabbing patients for more than 15 years. “And for those who previously played golf, it shows them what they are capable of doing.” Read More

Woodshop Pioneer Hand-Makes Guitar for Rock-Star Doctor Who Saved His Life

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Woodshop teacher Duane Calkins, who pioneered a class that makes electric guitars, presented David Yee, M.D., MPH, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center with a handmade guitar for saving his life from prostate cancer.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Duane Calkins revived middle-school woodshop by teaching students how to make electric guitars. Earlier this year, after the Roseville teacher was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Sutter Roseville Medical Center urologist and cancer surgeon David Yee, M.D., MPH, used another high-tech, souped-up instrument to save Calkins’ life.

Calkins started teaching his Woodshop Rocks class at Buljan Middle School a dozen years ago, and his students have since made more than 5,000 guitars, making his class the largest manufacturer of guitars in Northern California. Not bad for an industrial-arts course that was dying because students weren’t interested in making cutting boards and birdhouses anymore. Calkins has since taught dozens of other woodshop instructors around the nation to teach guitar-building, reviving this nearly lost art.

Late in 2016, though, Calkins’ life hit a sour chord; he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. Like a virtuoso, David Yee, M.D., earlier this year used the da Vinci robotic surgical instrument at Sutter Roseville Medical Center to remove his prostate, and Calkins went from having Stage 3 prostate cancer to being cancer-free today.

To say thank you, Calkins hand-made a special, paisley-imprinted guitar that he presented Monday, Sept. 25, to Dr. Yee for saving his life. Dr. Yee brought some of the da Vinci “arms” to explain to Calkins and students how the robot assisted him to create a surgical masterpiece that is minimally invasive and gets patients back to doing what they love much quicker. That meant that, in getting to teach his students to make guitars, Calkins barely missed a beat.

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.


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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Sutter Health Sponsors Celebrity Golf Fundraiser to Research Youth Brain Injuries

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s Sutter Health signed on to be the title sponsor of a celebrity golf tournament raising funds for research on traumatic brain injuries in high school football and other sports.

Toran Maronic at age 5, left, and age 15, the season before suffering a traumatic brain injury during a football scrimmage. Toran was a Division 1 receiver prospect for Bear River High School.

The Game-Changer Celebrity Golf Classic, headlined by many former Oakland Raiders and other NFL and sports greats, will be held June 16 and 17 at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin, Calif. The event is presented by three nonprofit organizations focused on high school football brain injuries.

“The cooperation between the three nonprofits – T3 Charities, 21 Strong and Practice Like Pros – has been amazing, and the fantastic response from members of the NFL is heart-warming knowing they are supportive of our cause,” said Jeffrey R. Jenkins, M.D., chief medical executive of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “I am also grateful to all of our sponsors for helping bring this issue to the greater public. Because of this spirit of cooperation, we will be able to make a huge difference in the knowledge about detection, prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries among high school athletes.”

The tournament is hosted by the family of 17-year-old Toran Maronic of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, who was a college prospect in football and lacrosse. In June 2016, the wide receiver was brain-injured during a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Specialists believed Toran would never come out of his coma or fully recover, but he did and is now awaiting clearance to pursue playing lacrosse again. He became the first patient enrolled in groundbreaking scientific research on “second-impact syndrome” among high school football players.

Proceeds of the tournament will go to the research project, which is being conducted by Robert C. Cantu, M.D., co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston. The research is sponsored by Practice Like Pros, which encourages high school football programs to hold practices like the NFL does. According to the group, just 2½ percent of NFL injuries happen during practices, while 58 percent of high school injuries occur at practice.

Former Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown and greats Jim Plunkett, Ted Kwalick, Daryle Lamonica, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin and Charles Woodson are among the three-dozen sports celebrities participating in the golf tournament. Every player who signs up will be in a five-some captained by one of the celebrities. Entry and sponsorship fees are tax-deductible. Read More