Sutter Davis Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Doula Program

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

DAVIS, Ca — Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting its next round of applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program starting February 15. The application will be open until March 1 to interested applicants.

Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The hospital’s Doula Program is a highly sought after opportunity with rigorous requirements. It is administered by Birthing Center nurses who have many years of experience supporting women in labor.

Doulas are a part of the Culture of Caring that is unique to SDH. Studies show that when doulas are present at birth, women have shorter labors, fewer medical interventions, fewer cesareans, healthier babies, and breastfeed longer. Recent evidence also suggests that when a doula provides labor support, women are more satisfied with their experience and the mother-infant interaction is enhanced long after the birth. Read More

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in We're Awesome

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  Read More

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in Expanding Access, Quality, We're Awesome, Wellness

New Pediatric Clinic Offers Same-Day Appointments and Extended Hours

New Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin.

Dublin, Calif. –  Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) announces the opening of a Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin, offering convenient care from pediatricians and medical professionals.

The Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic, located on the first floor of 4050 Dublin Blvd., offers same-day medical attention for minor to moderate illnesses after hours and on all holidays. The clinic is open from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

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Sutter Amador Hospital receives Baby-Friendly Designation

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in Quality

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, meeting the highest international standards for providing optimal care for breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

A Baby-Friendly designation is given to select hospitals worldwide recognizing birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

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Cord Blood Stem Cell Study Shows Promise for Autism

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in Quality, Research, Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A first-of-its-kind double-blinded, crossover study of children with autism who were treated with their own cord blood showed the treatment to be safe and suggests improvement in socialization.

Michael Chez, M.D., of Sutter Neuroscience Institute.

The study, which was published Feb. 6 in the medical journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, involved 30 children and was conducted by Michael Chez, M.D., the primary investigator who designed the study that was carried out through the Sutter Neuroscience Institute of Sacramento and the Sutter Institute for Medical Research, with research grant funding by Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®). It was the first randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial performed in the United States to assess the feasibility of treating autistic children by using their own newborn cord blood harvested from their banked umbilical cord. The study can be viewed here.

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PAMF Scholarships Help Fund Future Doctors’ Education

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in We're Awesome

      Applications are due April 13, 2018, from eligible                             students pursuing a medical education

Palo Alto, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2018) – The physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) continue to help meet future needs for new physicians by awarding scholarships annually to deserving high school students who are committed to becoming physicians.

Since 1993, PAMF physicians have funded and awarded more than 60 scholarships to outstanding local high school students who attend a four-year college and plan to pursue careers as doctors.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarships each total $25,000 per recipient and are paid out to each student over five years, helping students to fulfill their ambition to become a doctor and give back to their communities. Read More

Memorial Medical Center, Golden Valley Health Centers Partner to Implement ED Navigator Program

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access

Latest in a series of efforts to help patients receive “Whole Health Services”

ED Navigators Rita Mejia and April Gomez at Memorial’s emergency department.

Modesto, Calif. – Memorial Medical Center, part of Sutter Health, has implemented an Emergency Department Navigator Program to help with efforts to ensure area patients are receiving health care in the right place at the right time.

The program is in place via a unique partnership with Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC) — a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with clinics throughout the Central Valley. Read More