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Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento Volunteer Earns Prestigious Community Service Award

Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in People, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Zachary Wandell

SACRAMENTO — Innovative thinking and philanthropic giving can lead one person to great things.
Sacramento Allstate agency owner Zachary Wandell, a Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento Child Life Program volunteer, Sutter Medical Center Foundation board member and Sutter Children’s Advisory Board Member, was awarded with the 2018 Allstate Ray Lynch Community Service Award. The recognition is a top national honor commending one agency owner across the country for giving back and supporting people and organizations in their local communities.
“I want to thank the children and their families for this award,” said Zack during the presentation. “I am a stranger walking into a hospital room saying ‘Hi. I’m Zack. I have fun stuff for you.’ And that is uncomfortable because I am a tall male in a female-dominated environment. Some kids cry because they think I’m a doctor, but it’s just fun stuff; and along the way, they share their journey with me and their milestones.”

Allstate highlighted Zack’s great work at Sutter Children’s Center in a video which was shown at the company’s recent leadership conference, while he was surrounded by top-performing peers.
Zack is the founder of Donut Dash 501c3, a nonprofit organization which organizes several Sacramento events that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations brought into Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. Those donations have helped Sutter Children’s Center’s Child Life team expand and add programs which benefit patients and families. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital Recognized as Best Places to Work

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Affiliates, Sutter Amador Hospital, We're Awesome

SACRAMENTO — Two Sutter Health hospitals were ranked among the nation’s best in Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare survey. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the October 1 issue.

Sutter Amador Hospital was ranked No. 7 in the provider/insurer category while Sutter Davis Hospital was ranked No. 58 and also took home the honor of being No. 1 in the Healthiest Workplace category for the second time.

“I am grateful for our entire hospital community – employees, physicians and volunteers – who are dedicated to delivering quality patient care to our region,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It is an honor to be recognized. It is because of the collaborative environment in which we work, and each of our teams’ individual contributions to our hospital, that we are among the best places to work in the country.”

This was the 10th consecutive year that Sutter Davis Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare in the Best Places to Work survey. Read More

Amazon Puts Big Smiles on Children’s Faces During Tech Camp

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vinnie wore a big smile on his face while running circles around the conference room at the Sacramento Amazon Fulfillment Center on Wednesday. It wasn’t long ago that the blond-haired little boy was lying in a hospital bed being treated for cancer.

Vinnie assists an Amazon employee in sealing a package during Camp Amazon on Wednesday.

Employees at Sacramento’s Amazon Fulfillment Center cheered loudly, clapped enthusiastically and wore smiles on their faces all morning as they greeted Vinnie and four other Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento patients and their families for Camp Amazon.

Camp Amazon is put on in partnership with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), giving pediatric oncology patients the opportunity to experience STEM and robotics up close and personal. The event is part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

There may be no better place to experience robotics than the fulfillment center, a warehouse filled with technology and robots that’s sole purpose is to deliver packages to online shoppers in a timely fashion. Read More

Memorial Hospital Los Banos Offers Expanded Hours to Community

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Expanding Access, Wellness

Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic will offer expanded hours to the community beginning on July 1.

LOS BANOS, Calif.  Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic will be expanding its hours beginning on July 1.

The clinic will be open from 8 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday at its current location, 1253 West I St., Los Banos, CA 93635.

“Expanding the clinic’s hours will allow us to dedicate resources to walk-in appointments and same day appointments so we can continue to provide outstanding health care to our community,” said Doug Archer, administrator, Memorial Hospital Los Banos. “We are excited about the continued success and growth of the Rural Health Clinic.”

To schedule an appointment, call the clinic at (209) 710-6333. For more information on the clinic, visit the Sutter Health website.

Sacramento River Cats Spread Joy at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – They talked baseball with teenage boys. They threw baseballs in the playroom with siblings of patients. They even held hands with little girls and walked them down the hall.

Jordan receives an autographed baseball from Dinger, the Sacramento River Cats mascot on Thursday.

The Sacramento River Cats made another memorable visit to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento on Thursday, visiting patients and families throughout the pediatrics unit as part of the summer caravan series. The River Cats stopped in at Sutter Davis Hospital in May to kick off the caravan, visiting patients, employees and guests and patrons who shopped at the hospital’s Davis Farmers Market.

But Thursday was all about the kids.

“We are so grateful to these guys for coming out – on a game day, no less – and spending time with the children and their families,” said Kelly Curry, child life assistant, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “Their visit means so much to everyone – from our youngest patients to the parents and our staff.” Read More