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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Sutter Health Receives $3.2 Million Grant to Evaluate Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Quality, Research

Investment will help enhance and expand research efforts

 

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute has secured funding from the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study, evaluating the not-for-profit healthcare network’s experience with implementing Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB)™—a  group-based diabetes prevention program that has gained national attention for its success. Read More

Knowing What Level of Health Care Is Needed Is Key to Saving Time, Lowering Costs and Frustration during Flu Season

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in Wellness

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—This flu season, there are more ways than ever to access health care—including walk-in care, urgent care and the hospital emergency department—but when you don’t feel well, what level of care is best? Thinking about your needs before you bundle up and head out the door can save you time, money and frustration, according to Jeffrey Silvers, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Sutter Health.

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Plusoptix Collaborate to Improve Vision Screening for Kids

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Quality, Research, Transformation

Easy to use, kids-friendly vision screening devices can help reduce the risk of lazy eye by more than 50 percent through comprehensive vision screening.1

 PALO ALTO, Calif.—Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Sutter Health , a leading not-for-profit health care system in Northern California, and Plusoptix, a world leader in instrument based vision screening, today announced they are working together to help improve routine vision screening for children in pediatric and family medicine clinics. More than 30 clinics at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) are utilizing vision screeners from Plusoptix as a way to ensure young children are thoroughly screened for eye disorders. Read More

Sutter Health Welcomes First Babies of the Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—What better symbol for new beginnings in the new year than new life? Teams from across Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network helped deliver babies throughout Northern California within the first few hours of 2018. Here are a few who made their New Year’s Day debut!

The Pulgar family at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Labor and Delivery team welcomed the first baby of 2018 in Sacramento. Baby Ignacio, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches long, joined the Pulgar family on Jan. 1 at 12:15 a.m. Read More