Sutter Coast Hospital

An Opportunity To Give Back at Sutter Coast Hospital

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City — Do you have free time that you want to use to make a difference to the people in the community? Consider volunteering at Sutter Coast Hospital.

The hospital is looking for volunteers that want to give back and learn new skills to join its tight-knit team. In the hospital, volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the hospital gift shop, lobby information desk and the surgery waiting area.

“As a community hospital, we rely on the heartfelt efforts of volunteers,” said Jamie Forkner, human resources partner at Sutter Coast Hospital. “There are several programs and ways for new volunteers to participate in helping Sutter Coast Hospital fulfill its commitment to providing compassionate and high quality care to the community.” Read More

Sutter Coast Imaging Center Marks First Anniversary

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City — The Sutter Coast Imaging Center in Brookings Harbor celebrated its first anniversary offering affordable CT scans, ultrasounds, walk-in digital X-rays and 3D mammography. To celebrate, the hospital thanked local providers, Sutter Coast volunteers and the community for their commitment and support of the facility.

“We are grateful to the community and our dedicated team of technologists who have helped create many milestones in our first year,” said Mitch Hanna, chief executive at Sutter Coast Hospital.

The imaging center provided more than 1000 procedures and became the first in the region to offer 3D mammography. The new 3D technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast with low radiation. For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less false positives and more peace of mind. Read More

Sutter Coast Physician Offers Health Tips During Men’s Health Month

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute. A. Richard Adrouny, M.D., oncologist at Sutter Coast Hospital, provides his recommendations on ways to reduce your risk.

Richard Adrouny, M.D., oncologist at Sutter Coast Hospital

According to Dr. Adrouny, several lifestyle-related factors have been linked to colorectal cancer and making a few changes to your habits can help protect your health.

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“Regular screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer,” says Dr. Adrouny. “Your risk of colorectal cancer goes up as you age. Younger adults can get it, but it is much more common after age 50.”

The American Cancer Society recommends men and women at average risk should start screenings at the age of 50. People with an increased risk, such as family history, should be screened earlier and more often. Read More

Sutter Coast Walk-In Care Expands Hours

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Coast Hospital understands the importance of getting care when you need it, so the hospital has extended hours in the Sutter Coast Walk-In Care for the convenience of our patients. The health center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“We are excited to extend the operating hours at our facility to better serve our patients and their families with convenient, quality care,” said Vanita Roland, manager of the Sutter Coast Health Center. “Based on feedback we received from our patients, we adjusted to open earlier and stay open longer. As most of our patients come to the facility on a walk-in basis, we think they will appreciate the flexibility of the new hours.”

 Sutter Coast Walk-In Care offers quick access and personalized care for everyday illnesses and health needs from the flu to sprains and wellness services. The center offers daily walk-in services, no appointments necessary.

Sutter Coast Walk-In Care is located at 785 E. Washington Blvd., Crescent City (across the street from the hospital). For more information, please call 707-464-8818.

Sutter Coast Hospital Provides Health Education and Screenings at Community Health Fair

Posted by on May 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Del Norte County – Sutter Coast Hospital is excited to participate in the Del Norte County Health Fair on June 3 at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds to provide the community with free health information on topics ranging from pediatric health and infection prevention to heart health and fall prevention. At the event, Sutter Coast Hospital will  provide free blood pressure checks and information about our new 3D mammography at Sutter Imaging Center in Brookings, Oregon.

We will also offer a variety of health screenings including:

  • CHEM panel test for glucose, kidney function, electrolytes and liver function
  • Lipid panel test for cholesterol, triglycerides and good cholesterol
  • CBC test for anemia, infection and other disorders
  • TSH test for thyroid function screening
  • Vitamin D testing

Each test will cost $6.00 and anyone choosing to have the chemistry panel or lipid panel must fast (no food or beverages after midnight prior to the test).

For more information or to schedule your health screening appointment, please call (707) 464-0861, ext. 2827.

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More