Sutter Solano Medical Center

News and information about Sutter Solano Medical Center, Sacramento located in Vallejo, CA.

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 Solano Medical Center Helps Touro University Launch Mobile Diabetes Education Center

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | 0 comments

VALLEJO – Touro University California alongside executives from Sutter Solano Medical Center unveiled and officially launched a first-of-its-kind mobile diabetes education center at a press conference on the Touro campus early morning Monday, March 13.

Dozens of community members attended the ribbon-cutting for Touro University California’s Mobile Diabetes Education Center on Monday.

Currently more than 29 million Americans have diabetes with 90 percent of those suffering from Type 2. One-third of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes suffer complications by the time they are diagnosed. In California, 55 percent of the population is currently diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes. The result is a state and a nation desperate for prevention and resolution. Early detection allows those at risk to take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the disease and potentially prevent it from developing.

To address these every-growing numbers and encourage early education and intervention, Touro has established a mobile education center through the private support of donors including Sutter Health. The recreational vehicle, which has been retrofitted into a full mobile healthcare and education facility, will provide a variety of services including screenings, prevention services, education, demonstrations, training and more. Students from Touro, under faculty supervision, will provide all services in the mobile center and gain valuable understanding of how chronic illness impacts a community. Read More

Sutter Solano Medical Center Names New CEO

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Abhishek Dosi

VALLEJO, Calif. – Abhishek Dosi has been named chief executive officer at Sutter Solano Medical Center, effective April 3, 2017.

Dosi served in various capacities for the past decade at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus in San Francisco. Since 2015, Dosi served as California Pacific Medical Center’s Vice President, Specialty Services and Site Administrator. He oversaw the hospital’s successful organ transplantation services, gastroenterology services, imaging services, cardiovascular services, diabetes services, respiratory therapy, and food and nutrition services.

Dosi’s health care career began at California Pacific Medical Center in 2007 as an administrative fellow and he quickly worked his way up at the hospital, learning the ins and outs of every aspect of hospital operations. Over the course of his CPMC career, he led all tertiary specialty services, support services, real estate and construction functions and outpatient programs, including ophthalmology, dialysis and electrophysiology. Read More

Sutter Imaging in Fairfield Offers Free Mammograms to Underinsured Women in Solano County

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 | 0 comments

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, Oct. 8.

It is one of eight Sutter Imaging sites in the greater Sacramento/Solano region that have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said David Totah, Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services manager for Sutter Medical Foundation in Solano County. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance or who have high copayments. We want to help create better access for them and put them on a path toward wellness.”

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Sutter Solano Medical Center Dedicates Refurbished Chapel

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 | 0 comments

VALLEJO – Employees, managers, administrators and physicians gathered to dedicate Sutter Solano Medical Center’s refurbished chapel on Monday in a formal ceremony.

Sutter Solano Medical Center’s chapel is open to patients, their families, staff and physicians who seek reflection during what can be a stressful time in the hospital.

Sutter Solano Medical Center’s chapel is open to patients, their families, staff and physicians who seek reflection during what can be a stressful time in the hospital.

The 415-square-foot chapel is the concluding piece of an overall hospital enhancement project that began in May 2015.

“The chapel and our spiritual care program are very important elements to our hospital,” said John Boyd, CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “We are excited to offer this beautiful space to our patients, their loved ones and our staff to help them find solace during a difficult time.”

The chapel has been designed to nurture spiritual practices to help the hospital’s visitors and employees cope with the ongoing stress of the hospital environment. The room has been arranged by Sutter Solano’s chaplains to accommodate the diverse spiritual practices of the community. Read More

Sutter Health Issues Grant to Benefit ‘Walking for Health’ Program

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 | 0 comments

VALLEJO, Calif. – Sutter Health donated $30,000 to the “Walking for Health” program allowing more than 150 Vallejo seniors to be fitted with new shoes and socks on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

James Wood, business development manager, Sutter Solano Medical Center, helps a participant try on her new shoes on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

James Wood, business development manager, Sutter Solano Medical Center, helps a participant try on her new shoes on Monday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center.

The “Walking for Health” program was organized by the senior center with funds donated from Sutter Health for shoes, socks and program enhancements. In collaboration with Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Sutter Health and the senior center plan to reach more than 500 Vallejo senior citizens through the initiative.

“It fills us with pride and gives us great joy to be able to partner with incredible community-based organizations like the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to make days like today possible,” said James Wood, manager, business development, Sutter Solano Medical Center.

Officials at the senior center hope to inspire Vallejo senior citizens to walk and exercise through the “Walking for Health” program.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many benefits of walking, including improved circulation, stronger muscles, improved sleep, better joint support, decreased mental decline, lower Alzheimer’s risk and more. Read More