Quality

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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Cord Blood Stem Cell Study Shows Promise for Autism

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in Quality, Research, Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A first-of-its-kind double-blinded, crossover study of children with autism who were treated with their own cord blood showed the treatment to be safe and suggests improvement in socialization.

Michael Chez, M.D., of Sutter Neuroscience Institute.

The study, which was published Feb. 6 in the medical journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, involved 30 children and was conducted by Michael Chez, M.D., the primary investigator who designed the study that was carried out through the Sutter Neuroscience Institute of Sacramento and the Sutter Institute for Medical Research, with research grant funding by Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®). It was the first randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial performed in the United States to assess the feasibility of treating autistic children by using their own newborn cord blood harvested from their banked umbilical cord. The study can be viewed here.

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Nine Sutter Health Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Sections

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Carousel, Quality, Scroll Images

California Health and Human Services award recognizes hospitals meeting national goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Sutter Health hospitals, which have among the lowest cesarean section (C-section) rates in California, were recognized by the California Health and Human Services Department (CHHS) for reducing cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. Nine hospitals at the not-for-profit health care network were named to the state’s 2017 Hospital C-section Honor Roll. Read More

Novato Community Hospital’s Total Hip, Knee Replacement Program Earns Joint Commission’s Highest Certification

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 in Quality

Novato Community Hospital has been on a crusade to optimize orthopedic care in Marin County.

Novato — Jan. 22, 2018 —  Over the past 2 years Novato Community Hospital (NCH) has invested significant resources and energy into building a best-in-class program for total hip and total knee replacement surgery. Today NCH announced that its program earned the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement – the highest certification offered by the nationally recognized accrediting body.

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State of Sutter: A look back at 2017

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Quality

Inspired by our Northern California community, we work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, high-quality, affordable healthcare. Take a look back at some of Sutter Health’s key achievements in 2017.

Innovation

Across our network, we continually explored new ways of enhancing quality of care and how we delivered that care.

  • A $20 million gift –the single largest donation ever made to our not-for-profit organization—established the Michael and Judith Gaulke Innovation Hatchery at Sutter Health. The Hatchery is an incubator for identifying creative solutions to healthcare challenges, validating their effectiveness in real-world settings and integrating them into patient care as quickly as possible.

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