California Pacific Medical Center

11 Things You Didn’t Know About the U.S.’s Largest Non-Academic Kidney Transplant Center

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in California Pacific Medical Center, Expanding Access, Quality

1. The kidney transplant team at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) transplanted its first kidney in 1969.

2. In March, the program will celebrate its 50th anniversary and move to its new home at the brand new CPMC Van Ness Campus.

3. More than 6,000 people have received life-extending kidney transplants at CPMC. That’s enough to fill 15 jumbo jets!

4. Not for profit Sutter Health’s CPMC is the largest non-academic medical center transplant program in the country. Over 200 kidney transplants are performed at CPMC annually, making it one of the largest kidney transplant centers in the western United States.

5. CPMC is a pioneer in kidney paired donation. In 2011, the program made history as the first California transplant program to perform five paired donor transplants in one day. A paired donor transplant is when someone donates their kidney on behalf of a loved one so the loved one can receive a compatible kidney from someone else.

6. A software developer/kidney transplant patient collaborated with his CPMC surgeon to create a groundbreaking software program, called MatchGrid, which allows people who are willing to donate their kidney to a friend or relative but are found incompatible to be paired with a matching patient.

 

 

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Tracking Health Data: the Key to Unlocking Prevention of Chronic Disease

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in California Pacific Medical Center

CPMC Joins Initiative to Improve Care for City Residents

 

SAN FRANCISCO— Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is joining a San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) initiative to leverage clinical data from the City’s health systems to better address an array of chronic diseases. Sharing more timely and accurate information about chronic disease in San Francisco will enable the SFDPH to more effectively tackle the greatest burdens of disease in the community.

On World Cities Day, San Francisco Mayor London Breed affirmed her commitment to proven public health policies that prevent deaths and injuries as part of the Partnership for Healthy Cities.

“San Francisco is proud to be a leader in public health, and joining with other cities around the world is a great way to continue to learn, share progress and make improvements,” said Mayor London Breed. “San Francisco’s many efforts – such as addressing food insecurity, reducing new HIV infections, banning flavored tobacco, reducing the consumption of sugary drinks, improving traffic safety, supporting walking and biking, and improving the health of people who are homeless — all add up to making a healthier, safer city for all our residents and visitors. The new Healthy Cities project to share chronic illness data is an innovation that will allow us to make even more progress.”

San Francisco’s proposed partnership between health systems and public health is a powerful one. Chronic illness data from participating health systems such as Sutter Health and UCSF Health, along with the San Francisco Health Network and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, can help the City identify neighborhoods and areas that need extra attention. The data will also help track in real time whether those efforts are effective.

“Sutter Health’s CPMC is proud to partner on this initiative. Sharing valuable health information about the chronic conditions that we treat in our hospitals and clinics every day, as well as the efforts we make to care for our patients who suffer from them, is an important first step toward improving the health of San Franciscans,” said Sutter Health CPMC CEO Warren Browner, M.D.

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Sweet Baby Coos Fill Hallways at Sutter Health’s CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in California Pacific Medical Center

Families settle into private maternity suites, with amazing views, designed for comfort and healing

 

The Petersons, Ryan, Kaitlynn and baby Francis, comfortably settle into their private room at the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO—Little 8-pound, 2-ounce Francis Peterson was wheeled over from St. Luke’s hospital on Saturday, Aug. 25, to applause as he and his mom Kaitlynn Peterson became the first patients at the new Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal Campus Hospital. Francis was the last baby born at CPMC St. Luke’s Campus, which officially opened its doors in 1871.

Dad Santos Iraheta stands proudly alongside Mom, Alejandra Garrajal, and big brothers, Aiden and Jayden Iraheta, as they snuggle Isabella–the first baby born at the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital

The next day, at 12:00:24 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, baby Isabella arrived to the delight of parents Alejandra Garrajal and Santos Iraheta. At 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and 20 inches in length—this girl makes history as the first baby born at the hospital.

These babies and families—as well as all others on the maternity unit at the Mission Bernal Campus Hospital— enjoy private rooms, with beautiful views of the city, while receiving specialized attention in a spacious environment from caring clinical teams.

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network officially opened the doors to its CPMC Mission Bernal Campus Hospital Saturday, Aug. 25. This neighborhood-based medical center for all San Franciscans is located at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Street.

The hospital integrates the latest technologies, advanced seismic safety and world-class healthcare into each of its seven floors. Every detail in its maternity, orthopedics, emergency and elder care services are geared toward creating the ideal patient experience.

Doors Officially Open at Sutter Health’s CPMC Mission Bernal Campus

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in California Pacific Medical Center, Scroll Images, Transformation

Shannon Thomas, R.N., site administrator for Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal Hospital Campus, unveils signage outside the emergency department.

Teams will care for the community inside this hospital that features latest technologies, advanced seismic safety and world-class healthcare

 

SAN FRANCISCO—The not-for-profit Sutter Health network will officially open the doors to its California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Mission Bernal campus hospital Saturday, Aug. 25. This neighborhood-based medical center for all San Franciscans is located at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Street.

“For 150 years, we have had the privilege to care for San Franciscans from every neighborhood of our wonderful city,” says California Pacific Medical Center CEO Warren Browner, M.D., MPH. “We are delighted to carry on that tradition and meet the ever-changing needs of our City by the Bay.”

“The new Sutter Health CPMC Mission Bernal Campus is a state of the art facility that will serve San Francisco for generations to come,” said Mayor London Breed. “The grand opening today is a culmination of years of collaborative work between the City, CPMC and the community to ensure that we provide quality healthcare for all of our diverse communities.” Read More