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Sutter ICUs Receive Beacon Awards for Critical-Care Excellence

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Quality, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, We're Awesome

SACRAMENTO – Two intensive-care units at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento received the prestigious Beacon Award for Excellence, given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to laud hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes.

The Beacon Award for Excellence provides gold, silver and bronze levels of recognition to hospital units that exemplify excellence in professional practice, patient care and outcomes. Sutter Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Surgery ICU received the gold award, and the Med ICU the silver. Recognition continues for three years. Read More

PAMF Pulmonologist Performs First Robotic Bronchoscopy on a Patient in the U.S.

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Innovation, Quality, Research, We're Awesome

New Procedure Advances Lung Cancer Diagnosis  and Treatment
                          

Ganesh Krishna, M.D.

Mountain View, Calif. – Ganesh Krishna, M.D., director of interventional pulmonology at PAMF, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, successfully performed an innovative robotic bronchoscopy procedure to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample from a patient with an abnormal CT scan of the chest.

This procedure, the first of its kind performed in the United States, took place on March 30 at El Camino Hospital, as part of a clinical trial of Auris Health’s Monarch Platform.

“Since the robotic bronchoscope has the ability to travel deeper into the lung and precisely guide a biopsy instrument to even the most difficult nodules, the technology offers the potential to diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage,” said Dr. Krishna, who is also medical director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program at El Camino Hospital and fellowship director of the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program in collaboration with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 Medical Center, Sacramento Receives National Environmental Awards

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Transformation, We're Awesome

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In recognition of successful programs to reduce its environmental impact, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento received two awards from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Partner for Change and Greening the OR are two of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health-care sector.

The Partner for Change Award recognizes health-care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably, and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas. Read More

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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21 Sutter Health Affiliates Earn Recognition as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images, We're Awesome

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Twenty-one affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
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