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Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in We're Awesome

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  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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PAMF Scholarships Help Fund Future Doctors’ Education

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in We're Awesome

      Applications are due April 13, 2018, from eligible                             students pursuing a medical education

Palo Alto, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2018) – The physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) continue to help meet future needs for new physicians by awarding scholarships annually to deserving high school students who are committed to becoming physicians.

Since 1993, PAMF physicians have funded and awarded more than 60 scholarships to outstanding local high school students who attend a four-year college and plan to pursue careers as doctors.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarships each total $25,000 per recipient and are paid out to each student over five years, helping students to fulfill their ambition to become a doctor and give back to their communities. Read More

Rachael McKinney named CEO at Sutter Davis Hospital

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in We're Awesome

DAVIS, Calif. – Rachael McKinney, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been named chief executive officer at Sutter Davis Hospital. She began her new role on November 27, 2017.

Rachael McKinney, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital

McKinney served as the Chief Operating Officer for VEP Healthcare for almost three years. During her time there she helped grow the hospital-based physician services company and improved their operations and provider satisfaction significantly across the eight states they serve.

“We are excited that Rachael has decided to return to Sutter Health to lead the highly engaged team at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Grant Davies, CEO, Hospitals, Sutter Health Valley Area. “She will fit right in and we have all the confidence that Sutter Davis will continue to be the high-achieving hospital that it is under her leadership.” Read More

Sutter Davis Hospital Partners with Milk Bank for First Breast Milk Drive

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in We're Awesome, Wellness

DAVIS — Breastfeeding mothers walked into Sutter Davis Hospital carrying coolers full of breastmilk. It was their way of giving back, they said, during the holidays.

Pauline Sakamoto, executive director, San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank, collects breast milk donations from a mother during Thursday’s breast milk drive at Sutter Davis Hospital.

Sutter Davis Hospital and the non-profit San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB SJ) hosted a successful first mothers’ milk drive for the community to save infants who need human milk. Mothers and families brought their frozen human milk to the milk drive last Thursday.

Four donors donated more than 400 ounces of breast milk at the drive.

Donating Mothers’ Milk is as important as donating blood for fragile infants, and both Sutter Davis Hospital and MMB SJ believe this milk drive is an opportunity for the community to understand more deeply how their donated milk is a moment for civic pride.

“We are thrilled to partner with San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank on this breast milk drive and hope that we can make this a regular event for our community,” said Carolyn Campos, manager, Family Birth Center, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We want every baby to have access to mothers’ milk. We believe it is a human right for infants and children to have the best care possible, and we know that human milk, when collected and pasteurized by non-profit milk banks to hospital grade levels, is the future of neonatal and post-partum care.” Read More

Sutter Health Donates $50,000 to Help Feed Residents in Three Counties

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Community Benefit, We're Awesome

 Sutter Health today announced donations totaling $50,000 to food banks serving Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties. The donation by the not-for-profit health network enables local food banks to provide healthy meals or food to those in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, based in San Jose, will receive $33,500 and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, based in Watsonville, will receive $16,500.

Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past nine years total more than $2 million – which has fed countless individuals and families.

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