Memorial Medical Center Opens New Biplane Surgical Suite

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Expanding Access, Neurosciences, Organizational News

MODESTO, Calif. – Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Sutter Health, recently opened their new biplane neurological suite, allowing neurosurgeons to use advanced equipment and techniques to benefit local Sutter Health patients.

The biplane suite, which includes the use of two rotating cameras to create detailed 3D views of the blood vessels in and leading to the brain, is designed to help neurosurgeons better treat patients with stroke-causing blood clots. The physicians are able to quickly receive more detailed information, helping  lead to a faster recovery for the patient.

“The technology offers a minimally invasive method to locate the clots in the brain and to use imaging to help guide surgeons as they remove the clots,” said Sergio Camarillo, director of patient care services at MMC. Read More

Woodbridge Teen Beating the Odds after Horrific Car Accident

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Neurosciences

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Dominic Jimenez is learning how to walk up the stairs, how to count money and tell time. These are all tasks he completed with ease back in November before the teen was involved in a horrific car accident.

Dominic Jimenez works with Speech Therapist Rebeca Boroica during a therapy session Monday at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute.

The Woodbridge 18-year-old is being discharged on Wednesday after spending seven weeks at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute (SRI) in Roseville. Jimenez has a long road to complete recovery, but with a positive attitude and supportive family and friends by his side, everyone is optimistic.

Jimenez suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury when the car he was riding in spun out of control and crashed into a pole in Lodi on a wet November evening. He was brought to San Joaquin General Hospital where he sat in a coma for three weeks. He underwent a craniectomy and a craniotomy to relieve pressure on his brain as well as a cranioplasty surgery.

The family was told that due to the extent of Dominic’s head injury that he wouldn’t likely survive his initial operation.

“He is truly a miracle,” said Raymond Jimenez, Dominic’s father. Read More

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Neurosciences

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