Wellness

Physician’s Longtime Free Flu Clinics Continue in Tracy

Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Uncategorized, Wellness

TRACY, Calif. — One of the longest-running free flu clinic programs in Northern California will continue this year with two opportunities for San Joaquin County residents at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, with the first once slated for Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Free flu vaccinations have been given in Tracy since the early 1960s, when longtime San Joaquin County obstetrician and medical leader Audrey Glover, M.D., saw a need in the community to prevent the spread of the disease during the flu season. Through the years, about 60,000 free flu shots have been administered to local residents.

“The flu was devastating during those early years,” said longtime friend Dan Schack, a Tracy engineer. “Dr. Glover felt there was a need to provide the vaccinations for free.” Read More

Recommendations on Coping with Poor Air Quality Due to Wildfires

Posted on Aug 5, 2018 in People, Uncategorized, We're Awesome, Wellness

LAKEPORT, Calif.–Sutter Lakeside Hospital continues to be threatened by the Mendocino Complex fire. The fire, which includes the River and Ranch Fires, began Saturday, July 28, and to this date is still raging

As the fires continue, the air quality is poor. When pollution is bad, it can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Air quality has been rated unsafe to unhealthy for sensitive groups who live near the fires, and it is also rated unhealthy for those who live in the Sacramento area. Poor air quality and smoky air also have been reported in the East Bay, including Walnut Creek and the Tri-Valley area.

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Memorial Hospital Los Banos Offers Expanded Hours to Community

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Expanding Access, Wellness

Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic will offer expanded hours to the community beginning on July 1.

LOS BANOS, Calif.  Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic will be expanding its hours beginning on July 1.

The clinic will be open from 8 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday at its current location, 1253 West I St., Los Banos, CA 93635.

“Expanding the clinic’s hours will allow us to dedicate resources to walk-in appointments and same day appointments so we can continue to provide outstanding health care to our community,” said Doug Archer, administrator, Memorial Hospital Los Banos. “We are excited about the continued success and growth of the Rural Health Clinic.”

To schedule an appointment, call the clinic at (209) 710-6333. For more information on the clinic, visit the Sutter Health website.

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market Returns on Thursdays

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in We're Awesome, Wellness

DAVIS,  Calif. — The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market returns on May 3. The market is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 25.

Toledo Farms is a regular presence at the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, which opens on May 3.

In its eighth year, the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh, local foods and produce to the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The May 3 market will feature season-opening welcome from Sutter Davis Hospital and Davis Farmers Market officials, a free recipe tasting, and a free tote bag to the first 200 attendees.

Vickie Sargetis, nutrition and food services manager at Sutter Davis Hospital, will give away free samples of and recipes for Roasted Leek and Potato Salad, made with market ingredients.

The following week’s market, on May 10, features special guests from the Sacramento River Cats, including the team mascot, Dinger. Read More

Sutter Health Sponsors Sacramento River Cats Bike Valet

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in Community Benefit, Wellness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The sun is shining and the faint sound of a ball hitting a bat resonates around West Sacramento these days. That means just one thing – baseball season is upon us.
The Sacramento River Cats open their 2018 season next week and Sutter Health fans looking forward to attending games have another mode of transportation to get to Raley Field – their bicycles.
Sutter Health is sponsoring the River Cats bike valet this season, allowing fans to ride their bikes to the stadium and park them in a safe location where they will be monitored during the game. Fans who ride their bikes to evening games will get a special Sutter Health bike light while supplies last. All riders will receive information about Sutter Health Urgent Care clinics with directions to the nearest locations.
“We are excited to sponsor this very cool service that the River Cats offer to their fans,” said Ariel Feigenbaum, principal, strategic partnerships, Sutter Health. “Sacramento is such a walkable city and riding your bike to the game is a healthy choice. We want the community to know that we are proud of them for making a healthy choice and as a result strive to make their biking experience the best one possible.” 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