News and announcements for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Partner with Mothers’ Milk Bank on Breast Milk Drive

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) announced their first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families are invited to bring their extra frozen human milk (expressed within the past six months) to the milk drive on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.


The drive will take place at Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Pl., Davis. Donations are being accepted in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will also hold a milk drive on Dec. 5 at 1635 Stockton Blvd. in Classrooms 1-3.

Donating Mothers’ Milk is as important as donating blood for fragile infants, and both Sutter Davis Hospital and MMB SJ believe this milk drive is an opportunity for the community to understand more deeply how their donated milk is a moment for civic pride.

“In 2025, all California hospitals will be baby-friendly. This is a remarkable opportunity for all of us to embrace the power of human milk for infants,” said Carolyn Campos, manager, Family Birth Center, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We want every baby to have access to mothers’ milk. We believe it is a human right for infants and children to have the best care possible, and we know that human milk, when collected and pasteurized by non-profit milk banks to hospital grade levels, is the future of neonatal and post-partum care.” Read More

Supporting a Community Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital is stepping up to the plate at this year’s annual Del Norte Community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23 in partnership with Crescent City Foursquare Church.
The Del Norte Community Thanksgiving dinner has been a tradition in Crescent City for more than 25 years and it almost didn’t happen in 2016 until Sutter Coast Hospital and other community organizations rallied together after the original organizers were unable to host. This year, Sutter Coast Hospital is again making it possible for families to celebrate Thanksgiving as a community through a partnership with the Crescent City Foursquare Church.

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Miano Elementary Students Tour Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | 0 comments

LOS BANOS — Andrea Clarke’s fourth grade students thought they were just getting a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos’ Rural Health Clinic on Thursday.

Andrea Clarke waits to get blood drawn while her fourth-grade students look on. Clarke’s students received a tour of the Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic on Thursday as part of National Rural Health Day.

What they got was a view of the full health care experience. Andrea’s class visited the clinic on National Rural Health Day.

Rural communities like Los Banos have unique healthcare needs and National Rural Health Day is designated to recognize and celebrate the providers and care received in small communities across America. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens.

Rural hospitals like Memorial Hospital Los Banos – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

Rural Health Clinic staff educated 31 children about rural health, the importance of the hospital and clinic in their small town and led a tour of the diagnostic imaging and clinic spaces at the facility. Read More

Donating Turkeys for Families in Need

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – The Placer County Food Bank and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital are giving thousands a lot to be thankful for this year.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital employees drops off turkeys at Roseville Toyota.

For the second year in a row, the Placer Food Bank hosted the Drive Out Hunger Turkey Drive, hoping to gather 5,000 turkeys for families in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties in time for Thanksgiving.

As a sponsor of the event, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital employees from departments across the hospital donated money and turkeys for those in need. Catherine Nishikawa, manager of Nutrition and Food Services, and a group of hospital volunteers loaded up a vehicle with donated turkeys that they then delivered to Roseville Automall, joining veterans, community partners and families dropping off frozen birds. Read More

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice hosts Light Up a Life event

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – The loss of a loved one can be difficult, especially during the holiday season. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice understands the importance of honoring those who have passed by hosting an annual Light Up a Life celebration. This special evening of remembrance is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Join us for an evening that will include a message from Mark Knoble, M.D. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice medical director, live music, light refreshments and a lighting celebration. At the event, families can create a personal luminaria to honor a loved one. Doni Kay, spiritual counselor and Paws on Call, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s therapy dogs will also be present to greet attendees.

“It is something that we have done for many years and is our way of honoring, remembering and celebrating the wonderful people that have touched our lives,” said Patricia Mandrup, R.N., clinical manager of SAFH’s VNA & Hospice program. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Looking to Expand Patient Family Advisory Council

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 | 0 comments

DAVIS – Sutter Davis Hospital is looking for additional community members to join its Patient and Family Advisor Council. This council involves the community and gains insight and feedback about their experiences at the hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital is looking for community members to join its Patient Family Advisory Council.

Patient Family Advisors collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical initiative teams at Sutter Davis Hospital to help in the planning and decision-making process for future patients. Through this partnership, advisors share their experiences and perspectives, provide the hospital’s care teams with an insider’s view about the patient and family experience and identify opportunities to improve care for all patients and families.

Ideal candidates have received care at Sutter Davis Hospital or have a family member, significant other, or friend who received care within the last five years and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a unique way. Advisors are asked to give 1.5 hours per month to meet and provide advice on a wide range of inquiries. There are opportunities to be involved in process improvement projects as well if desired. Read More

Auburn Mayor Honors National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – Auburn Mayor Matthew Spokely presented a proclamation to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Mark Knoble, M.D., medical director,  Jacklyn Whitson, R.N., Hospice clinical supervisor and Patricia Mandrup, clinical manager at the Oct. 23 city council meeting. The proclamation recognizes November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, encouraging citizens to understand and become aware of the services and programs available at the end of life.

From left: Mayor Matthew Spokely, Dr. Knoble, Patricia Mandrup and Jacklyn Whitson

“It’s an honor for the city of Auburn and members of the community to recognize and support our efforts to increase the awareness and importance surrounding end-of-life care,” said Dr. Knoble. “Our services are about making meaningful and memorable moments for our patients and their loved ones, even at the most difficult times.” Read More