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Memorial Hospital Los Banos Welcomes New Technology to Birthing Center

Posted on Feb 23, 2018 in Quality

LOS BANOS — Memorial Hospital Los Banos delivered new technology to its Family Birth Center and everyone from mothers to hospital staff are excited about its arrival.

A local family uses the Monica Novii monitors while awaiting the birth of their baby at Memorial Hospital Los Banos.

Thanks to philanthropic funds generated from the community at MHLB’s annual 2016 gala, the Family Birth Center purchased two Monica Novii wireless fetal monitors. Family Birth Center Manager Misty Mendonca, R.N., was thrilled to finally cross these two items off her wish list.

“There are so many benefits to these monitors – the biggest is that they promote freedom for our laboring mothers,” she said.

Most laboring mothers prefer to walk the hallways of the labor and delivery department while waiting for their little one to arrive. That’s not possible when you are in a bed hooked up to a fetal monitor.

“We want mothers to have choices – to be able to do what’s most comfortable for them while they are in labor,” said Mendonca. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Doula Program

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Quality, Uncategorized, Wellness

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

Rachael McKinney named CEO at Sutter Davis Hospital

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in We're Awesome

DAVIS, Calif. – Rachael McKinney, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been named chief executive officer at Sutter Davis Hospital. She began her new role on November 27, 2017.

Rachael McKinney, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital

McKinney served as the Chief Operating Officer for VEP Healthcare for almost three years. During her time there she helped grow the hospital-based physician services company and improved their operations and provider satisfaction significantly across the eight states they serve.

“We are excited that Rachael has decided to return to Sutter Health to lead the highly engaged team at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Grant Davies, CEO, Hospitals, Sutter Health Valley Area. “She will fit right in and we have all the confidence that Sutter Davis will continue to be the high-achieving hospital that it is under her leadership.” Read More

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Sutter Tracy Hospital

TRACY — Sutter Tracy Community Hospital 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.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

“We are pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said David M. Thompson, CEO, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in November. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Partners with Milk Bank for First Breast Milk Drive

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in We're Awesome, Wellness

DAVIS — Breastfeeding mothers walked into Sutter Davis Hospital carrying coolers full of breastmilk. It was their way of giving back, they said, during the holidays.

Pauline Sakamoto, executive director, San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank, collects breast milk donations from a mother during Thursday’s breast milk drive at Sutter Davis Hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) hosted a successful first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families brought their frozen human milk to the milk drive last Thursday.

Four donors donated more than 400 ounces of breast milk at the drive.

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.

“We are thrilled to partner with San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank on this breast milk drive and hope that we can make this a regular event for our community,” 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