Quality

Sutter Health Opens Latest Walk-In Care Clinic in Oakland

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in Expanding Access, Quality, We're Awesome

New innovative center in Oakland offers same-day, convenient care
for non-urgent issues

Oakland, Calif. – Sutter Health opened the newest Walk-In Care clinic in Oakland, a service of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, today at 5095 Telegraph Ave., Suite B.

Sutter’s Walk-In Care clinics offer a quick, convenient care option for everyday illnesses and health needs in a stand-alone storefront that is easily accessible. The Oakland clinic is Sutter Health’s seventh Bay Area location. Other clinics are located in Dublin, Petaluma, San Francisco, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and San Jose.

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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento ‘Super-Preemie’ Is March of Dimes’ Ambassador

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 in Children's Services, Quality, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Uncategorized, Women's Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – March of Dimes’ 2018 March for Babies ambassador is 3½-year-old Christian Nathaniel Rios Ashley, whose life was saved due to the advanced care of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento High-Risk Maternity Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Christian, this year’s March of Dimes’ ambassador, with, from left, big brother Devin Ashley, Christian Ashley, mom Christina Rios-Ashley and godmother Andrea Browning.

After trying for several years, Christian’s parents, Christina and Daniel, were thrilled when they got pregnant. But at 22 weeks into her pregnancy, Christina was quickly hospitalized in the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento High Risk Maternity Unit for incompetent uterus. The doctors told Christina, “We need to get this baby to 24 weeks,” where the odds of survival were much higher.

Christian was just 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth.

They came close. Christian was born just a couple days’ shy of 24 weeks and weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces. The doctors prepared both Daniel and Christina for the worst. However, Christian’s parents didn’t give up and knew the Sutter team would do whatever they could to keep their baby alive and growing. Read More

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

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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