Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

App Created to Educate Clinicians, Public about Chest-Wall Deformities

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 in Cardiac, Children's Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Uncategorized

“The Pectus Clinic” app is available for free on all smartphones.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento congenital cardiothoracic surgeon Teimour Nasirov, M.D., is on a mission to educate the public and physicians on chest-wall deformities. He created a free app called “The Pectus Clinic” that describes common chest-wall deformities, their diagnosis, as well as conservative and surgical management. It is available for all smartphones by searching “pectus.”

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has one of the few programs in the United States that offer chest-wall deformity surgeries for both children and adults.

Dr. Nasirov said that he wanted to create a simple-to-use application to provide information to clinicians as well as public in general on signs, symptoms, work-up and management of the most common chest-wall deformities. Read More

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation opens new Tracy Care Center

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Clockwise, from top: The new care center; SGMF staff Pauline Chaves, Aziza Hashimi and Debbie Duran show off the Urgent Care; unique way-finding methods are used; spacious surroundings; Maggie Fernandez ready to help patients; a digital physician directory.

TRACY, CA – After years of planning and a construction process that succeeded despite a record rainy season, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation’s (SGMF) new 47,000 square foot office building opened this week, offering Tracy area residents an expanded set of services in a medical plaza atmosphere.

“We are very excited to have our building open. Our wonderful staff, volunteers and physicians are ready to care for their patients,” said Gary Zufelt, chief executive officer for SGMF. “Our vision is to lead the transformation of health care to the highest levels of quality, access, and affordability, and this new building was designed with that vision in mind. It supports expanded access and new services, and it gives us the ability to continue to grow and provide expanded services well into the future.”

Sutter Gould moved all of their providers from locations throughout Tracy to the new site at 445 W. Eaton Avenue, directly across from Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Physicians and staff provide primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) and specialty care including Dermatology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, OB/GYN, ENT, Neurology, Endoscopy, Pulmonology, and Nephrology.

Additional services include a new offering — an Urgent Care Center — and many services familiar to Sutter patients in their other large clinics in Stockton, Modesto, and Turlock: an Injection/Shot Clinic, Lab/Blood Draw stations and imaging services including X-Ray and ultrasound. 

“Having a full-range of outpatient care right next to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, helps us provide a complete continuum of care to the community,” said Richard Leal, Director of Foundation Growth & Strategy for Sutter Health. Read More

Telemedicine Advances Stroke Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 in Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Jackson – Imagine getting specialized, personal care from a neurologist more than 100 miles away. With Sutter Health’s Telestroke program, neurologists at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) can provide accurate, targeted and prompt neurological care to patients at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson.

As part of the Telestroke program that has rolled out to several affiliates in the Sutter Health system, local SAH Emergency Department physicians can speak directly with neurologists at CPMC via one-on-one video consultations. CPMC neurologists provide patient care recommendations for any patient presenting with a stroke or stroke-like symptoms. With real-time guidance from neurologists, local physicians are able to apply the most modern stroke treatments, bringing top-notch care and optimizing outcomes for stroke patients.

“The telestroke program and this technology allows us to increase the specialized services that we offer our patients in this rural community,” said Pat Adams, director of the Critical Care Department.

 

 

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Sutter Coast Hospital Brings First 3D Mammography to Region

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Crescent City – Sutter Coast Hospital’s Brookings Diagnostic Imaging Center is now home to the first 3D mammography in Curry County, Oregon.

The new technology improves the ability of doctors to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast.

“3D mammography is currently the best cancer screening technology available,” said Wendi Workinger, radiology manager at Sutter Coast Hospital. “For patients, this means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less fake positives and more peace of mind.”

In an effort to expand imaging services to the community, Sutter Coast Hospital purchased and installed the new 3D mammography machine that begins offering screenings in Brookings this week. Read More